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The East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit Committee will host the Seventh Annual East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit on October 12 and 13 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Knoxville. The conference is co-hosted by the University of Tennessee, the FBI, Fountainhead College, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), TVA’s Office of the Inspector General, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). InfraGard chapter members, IT professionals in academia, and representatives from government, law, and private industry from across the region also will be in attendance.

This year’s conference will focus on “From the Board Room to the Court Room,” and will feature many prominent speakers. Presentations include:

•Ray Vaughn, from the Mississippi State University Critical Infrastructure Protection Center, will look at the growing cyber risk in industrial control systems security;

•Bobby Brown from EnerNex will present information relative to utility security;

•Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology will discuss a major upgrade to the SP 800-53 Security Controls catalog that are due in December;

•Bill Dean, director of computer forensics for Sword and Shield Enterprise Security, will bring real-world examples of board room decisions that impacted events in the courtroom; and

•Kevin Kerr from ORNL will discuss recent cyber events at ORNL.

View the full agenda here. To see a flyer for the event, click here (pdf).

The early registration fee of $125 covers conference admission and includes 16 hours of Continuing Professional Education units. The cost also covers lunch and parking for both days of the conference. A special accommodation rate at Hilton Knoxville is available for conference attendees.

For more information and to register, visit