(MENAFN Editorial) Northfield, Vt., Feb. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The second annual Norwich University Cyber Security Summit will take place on the Norwich University campus June 18-20, 2018. This event will bring together an international cadre of experts in the fields of information security and assurance, business, public administration and more to discuss the latest in federal cyber security policy, and the practical applications of cyber defense on state and local levels.
Mid- and executive-level managers seeking to broaden their organizations' approaches to prudent cyber security practices will gain insight from a series of workshops and discussions on relevant issues facing the industry. Topics will include critical infrastructure protection; cybercrime; the dynamism of the open Internet and communication technologies; and the management of cyber programs. Registration for the Cyber Security Summit is now open; visit to learn more.
The $650 cost of registration includes all meals and housing in dorms; or attendees can stay off campus and register for $550.
Taking place during Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies' Residency Week, the 2018 Cyber Security Summit promises to be one of the week's highlights.
Keynote speakers include:
Dr. Thomas Hyslip currently serves as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Department of Defense, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Cyber Field Office, Eastern Resident Agency. Prior to joining the DCIS in 2007, he was a special agent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Criminal Investigation Division, and the U.S. Secret Service. Throughout his 17 years of federal law enforcement, he has specialized in cybercrime investigations and computer forensics. Hyslip is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has a mix of active duty and reserve assignments spanning over 20 years, including assignments with the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Army Reserve Information Operations Command. In 2005, he deployed to Iraq with the 306th Military Police Battalion and earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Action Badge.
Cheri Caddy leads a private-public cybersecurity program at the National Security Agency that engages stakeholders to cooperatively address technical and operational cyber risks of national security systems and critical infrastructure. Previously, Caddy served as Director for Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council, where she coordinated the cybersecurity efforts for members of the private sector, foreign partners, and federal and state governments. She has also held significant positions with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the White House.
Working for the Department of Homeland Security, Dr. Billy Powers serves as a Senior Advisor for the National Protection & Programs Directorate (NPPD) Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness (BCEP) division. In this role, he manages the implementation of individual and organizational preparedness policies within NPPD. Powers has served as a Professional Staff Member with the United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (110th Congress) and was integral in crafting a comprehensive National Security Strategy to protect the United States in the event of natural disasters or acts of terrorism. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and holds numerous national certifications in areas related to emergency response.
Dr. Ruth Stilwell is the Executive Director of Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC, a core faculty member in Norwich University's Master of Public Administration program, and a leading authority on integrated space and aviation policy and governance. Her work was recently published in the Journal of Space Safety Engineering. Stilwell's numerous publications cover a wide range of topics in space and aviation, public safety, and industry reform, and have influenced key U.S. legislation. From 2010-2015, Stilwell served as the industry expert representing air traffic controllers on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Navigation Commission in Montreal; she currently serves on the Technical Committee on Human Spaceflight Safety of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, which is working to develop safety guidelines for human commercial spaceflight.
Stephen Creamer is the Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at the International Civil Aviation Organization. Creamer has held a number of executive and managerial positions at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration with over 33 years' experience in the Air Traffic and International Aviation organizations. Such roles include serving as FAA Regional Office Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and serving as a member of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission. More recently, his work has focused on the international implementation of procedures and technology systems that improve aviation safety, with special attention paid to maintaining capacity and efficiency.
For more information on the 2018 Cyber Security Summit, and a full schedule of events, please visit .
Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation's Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich's online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.
Norwich is also home to GenCyber@NU, a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation-funded cybersecurity camp for high school students.
About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).
In fulfillment of Norwich's mission to train and educate today's students to be tomorrow's global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the 'Year of Transformation' here: .
Norwich University's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution's 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master's degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor's degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention.
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