On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, UMUC will host Cyber at the Crossroads, a one-day symposium presented by the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation, home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM). The event will feature nationally renowned cyber industry leaders who will discuss the past, present, and future of the security of our nation's cyber infrastructure.

An associated event of CyberMaryland 2017, Cyber at the Crossroads will be held from 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m. at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The symposium will be chaired by Lt. Gen. Ken Minihan (U.S. Air Force, Ret.), former NSA director and chairman of the CCEI-NCM Founders Group. Keynote speakers will include Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator; and John J. Hamre, former deputy defense secretary and current president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Twenty years after the Department of Defense exercise Eligible Receiver 97 (ER97) exposed the vulnerabilities of our critical infrastructure to coordinated cyber attack, America is now at a critical juncture with regard to cyber as an underpinning of our military, economic, financial, and political system. This symposium will explore the roots of ER97, the present state of the nation's security infrastructure and cyber policy, and the initiatives that will shape the future of cybersecurity.

Students, educators, and professionals from government and the private sector are invited to attend this important industry event. A special $25 registration has been established for students,* to encourage those entering the cyber field to attend.

Get the details for Cyber at the Crossroads.


* Industry registration is $395. Military/Government/Educator registration is $195. Registration includes access to keynote and panel sessions, continental breakfast, luncheon, cocktail reception, and access to conference proceedings.