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Regent University will host a cyber security summit for Virginia's Hampton Roads in February, 2018.

Regent University to Host Inaugural Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, Feb. 15

Regent University will host its Inaugural Cybersecurity Summit.Regent University will host its Inaugural Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, February 15.

The summit will bring together national speakers from Google, GE Healthcare, GRIMM, Security Aruba and several other leading IT, military, non-profit and government organizations dedicated to protecting consumer data.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear topics such as The Cyber Safe City of the Future, Cybersecurity and Healthcare Technologies, and The Cybersecurity Leader and Workforce of Tomorrow, from some of the most knowledgeable, innovative and influential professionals around the world, including:

  • Ian Green, Google, Engineering Manager, Security & Privacy, Detection & Response
  • Steve Abrahamson, GE Healthcare, Senior Director, Product Security
  • Roy Zur, Cybint, Founder & CEO
  • Brian DeMuth, GRIMM, CEO
  • Jon Green, Security Aruba, Vice President and Chief Technologist
  • Richard V. Homan, Eastern Virginia Medical School, President and Provost
  • Ryan Leirvik, GRIMM, COO

Following the panel discussion, the summit will include a keynote address by Kevin Mitnick, once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for hacking into 40 major corporations just for the challenge.

Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and to governments worldwide. His critically acclaimed training programs help counteract social engineering and improve security effectiveness far and wide.

The event comes after the recent opening of the Regent University Cyber Range, a state-of-the-art academic center and training facility dedicated to equipping the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in industry, government, military and academia.

As one of only a few stand-alone cyber range facilities at a university, and perhaps the only one in the nation at a private university, the Regent Cyber Range offers hands-on training programs where students acquire the highest level of skills needed for careers in cybersecurity.

Regent’s Cyber Range is also a leading-edge training hub for enterprises, consultancies, government and military organizations, offering several certificate programs at that level.

The Cybersecurity Summit is presented by The Darwin Group, LLC. Panel discussions are sponsored by Aruba: A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and GRIMM.