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Media Advisory: Cyber Security Conference at Johns Hopkins University Features Experts from Academia, Industry, Retired General’s Keynote on Threats

Sept. 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Arthur Hirsch
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Media Advisory: Cyber Security Conference at Johns Hopkins University Features Experts from Academia, Industry, Retired General’s Keynote on Threats

 WHAT: The 4th Annual Cyber Security Conference for Executives, co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and Compass Cyber Security, presents a forum for experts from academia, private business, and government to share their knowledge and experience. Sessions will cover a range of topics on the challenges of cyber security, including attributing attacks, cloud security, threats to the Internet of Things, and emerging regulations.

This year’s conference will open with a keynote address by Retired Brig. Gen. Guy Walsh, a technical advisor to the deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland. Walsh will discuss emerging cyber threats, how the Department of Defense handles them and the changing role of the U.S. Cyber Command. Walsh also serves as senior manager of CYBERCOM Guard and Reserve Directorate, advocating policy and law to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. He has commanded at the Squadron, Group and Wing Level, including as the first commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2009-2010.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 19. Conference check-in begins at 8:30 am. Walsh is scheduled to speak from 9 am to 9:45, followed by a second keynote address by Stephanie Reel, chief information officer and vice provost for Information Technology for Johns Hopkins University and vice president for Information Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Reel will talk about cyber security in a university and health system.

The conference, which is open to the media, runs through 4 p.m., with a lunch-hour session and a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. The full agenda can be found here.

WHERE: Charles Commons, 10 E. 33rd Street, next to the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. A map showing the location of Charles Commons in relation to the Homewood campus can be found here.

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