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First Michigan Cyber Security Summit Draws 200 to Lansing

Michigan’s first Cyber Security Summit was a huge hit. Hosted at Lansing Community College (LCC) drew 200 people from all over the state.

According to excerpts from the article:

[The summit] provided outstanding presentations from nationally known speakers including Cornelius Tate, the newly appointed Director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, Allen Paller, SANS Director of Research and Symantec's John McCumber, who is the developer of the influential McCumber model for information security systems.

The venue at Lansing Community College’s West Campus was outstanding and the various presentations and panel discussions went off without a hitch all day. Even the lunch and snacks were tasty.

There were approximately 200 attendees at the event, most of whom were State and county government employees. After initial introductions from Ken Theis who is the State’s Director of IT and Brigadier General Michael McDaniel, who is Governor Granholm’s Homeland Security Advisor, Paller did a keynote that outlined the current state of cyberspace. It was a dark and somewhat pessimistic message and it immediately established that cyber security is a very serious concern.

Read the entire article here.

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