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The 2016 Virginia Cyber Convention & Expo on October 6 will explore numerous challenges and opportunities in cyberspace.
This major industry event is expected to draw over 500 cyber leaders in the private sector, military and government; elected officials; academia and other key industry stakeholders. The exhibition hall can occupy up to 175 vendors with over eight hours of networking time scheduled.
Kevin Mitnick, the “Worlds Most Famous Hacker,” is slated to be our keynote speaker. Kevin will provide a unique presentation on techniques cyber criminals use to gain access to your personal data.
Other invited and confirmed speakers include: US Senator Mark Warner, Admiral Bill Gortney, USN, Retired (confirmed), Dr. Lance Hayden (confirmed), SSA Robert Cochran (confirmed), Scott Schober (confirmed), Heather Engel (confirmed) and many others in the cybersecurity industry!

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Cyber Threats
  • Cyber Educational Opportunities in Virginia
  • Cyber Insurance...Do you need it?
  • New Legislation on Cybersecurity
  • New contracts languages regarding cybersecurity in DFARs
  • New undersea broadband cables are coming to Virginia.  Are you ready?
  • How hackers get into your networks
  • How to make your home hacker resistant
  • Government or university ID credentials required at registration.
  • STUDENTS: $100
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in the fall 2016 semester (12+ credit hours) in a qualified program required at online registration. Students must use an .edu email address when registering. Limited to first 100 students.


  • 7:30  –  9:00am      Exhibit Hall Open/Light Breakfast Served
  • 8:30  –  9:00am      Welcome/VIP Introductions
  • 9:00  – 10:00am     Opening Speaker: Admiral Bill Gortney, USN, Retired, State of Cyber
  • 10:00 –11:30am      Keynote Speaker: Kevin Mitnick, “The World’s Most Famous Hacker” - Art of Deception: How Hackers and Con Artists Manipulate You and What You Can Do About It
  • 11:30 – 12:30pm     Networking/Exhibits Open
  • 12:30 – 2:00pm      Lunch and Panel Speakers: TBA, Defense Sector Cyber Experts
  • 2:00  –  5:00pm      Exhibits Open
  • 2:15   – 3:00pm      Four concurrent Break-Out Sessions
  • 3:15  –  4:00pm      Four concurrent Break-Out Sessions
  • 4:15  –  5:00pm      Four concurrent Break-Out Sessions

Source: Cyber protection

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