2017 Cyber Security Summit

Each year, security experts see new evolutions in cyberthreats to people, businesses and governments. Our adversaries know no boundaries. The 15th Annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit brings together government, industry, and academia to prepare for the newest challenges in securing information and cyber-connected systems.

Discover the latest research from Georgia Tech, meet industry leaders, mingle with emerging student talent, discuss the newest defenses, and more.


More than 300 guests are expected, representing industry, government, military and academia. Guests will have an opportunity to meet students from the Georgia Tech computer science and engineering programs and examine their research. All attendees at this free, interactive event receive a copy of research highlights by Georgia Tech. Includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and free parking.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.    Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.    Welcome






10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Panel Discussion

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Networking & Complimentary Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Edu Talks: Georgia Tech Research Demonstrations

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.    Student Research Demo Day

Meet Georgia Tech students and examine their current research. Vote for the projects you'd like to see move to market, and help a student win up to $125,000 in startup funding, grants, and mentoring toward commercialization. The IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day program is a year-long movement toward marketplace solutions that begins with your input at the Summit!
Made possible by generous funding from the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps, VentureLab, and Create-X Startup LAUNCH.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.    Breakout Sessions (2)

Choose one of two concurrent sessions.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.    Afternoon Mixer


Highlights from GT CSS '16


1) White House Commissioner Annie Antón, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing and member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, shared insights from community town halls about cyber policy needs. 2) Ph.D. Student Nader Sehatbakhsh explains his research during the "Demo Day" portion of GT CSS. 3) Complimentary lunch has been offered at each annual GT CSS. 4) Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson delivered afternoon remarks. 5) Tom Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, presented a rousing keynote about cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. 6) The "Demo Day" segment of GT CSS allowed all attendees to browse student research and vote on the best ideas for commercialization. 7) Chris Smoak, malware expert and former division chief at the Cyber Technology & Information Security Lab at GTRI, addressed the rise of ransomware and how to respond. 8) Undergraduate Student Shivani Bandaru from the School of Computer Science presented "IntelliX"- a self-learning intelligence platform. 9) Graduate student Qi Zhang brought his two-phase trust validation system for the cloud to "Demo Day" at GT CSS. 10) Panelists representing the U.S., Germany and Canada discussed international policy challenges around data sharing. 11) Ph.D. Candidate David Formby displayed his techniques for securing industrial control systems. 12) Ph.D. Student Evan Downing explained the evolution of malware and his research to analyze and classify more than 90 million malware samples.