For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2016
Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov
Governor McAuliffe Announces Cyber-Physical Systems Summit
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that he will host his first-ever Cyber-Physical Systems Summit on September 20 – 22, 2016 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News Virginia. The Summit is being conducted in conjunction with the National Governor’s Association and is an extension of Governor McAuliffe’s Chairman’s initiative Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge.
The purpose of Governor McAuliffe’s Cyber-Physical Systems Summit is to build awareness of the growing challenges associated with securing autonomous systems, critical infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. Additionally, the Summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in facilitated discussions about the challenges and opportunities related to this quickly evolving discipline.
“Bolstering the security of Virginia’s cyber assets and making our Commonwealth a leader in this booming economic sector is one of my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This first-ever Cyber-Physical Systems Summit will bring industry leaders together in Virginia to devise new strategies to secure our cyber networks and physical assets. This type of collaboration is essential to staying on top of growing trends in this fast-moving industry, and staying ahead of criminals across the globe who are working every day to undermine the security of our technological resources and our communities.”
Summit participants will hear leading cyber-physical experts provide insights on being prepared for the cyber-physical challenge, and how developing a culture of awareness and preparedness is essential to successfully defending against an ever increasing litany of cyber challenges.
For additional information and registration details, please visit: https://cyberva.virginia.gov/cyber-physical-summit/.