Michigan’s Cyber Summit 2013 opens on Wednesday as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is hosting the Summit, held last in 2011. It includes speakers on the state and national level with the acting assistant secretary, Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications and the chief security officer for the state of Michigan taking part.

“We are excited to host the second Michigan Cyber Summit,” Snyder said in a release. “Families, businesses and governments all face challenges from cyber threats. We must stay vigilant and proactive. Bringing together public and private entities in a collaborative setting will help combat these threats and promote a strong cyber ecosystem.”

The Summit will bring together experts to address a variety of cyber security issues affecting business, education, information technology, economic development, law enforcement and personal use.

The agenda includes sessions on:

 Latest Cybersecurity Threats

 Health Data: Sharing, Securing & Protecting

 Social Media Opportunities & Risks

 The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order

 Cybersecurity and Universities

In addition, a hands on “Capture the Flag” exercise will be held.

2013 Michigan Cyber Summit

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