Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit


“In the Crosshairs: When You’re the Target of Nation-State Cyberattacks”

How does a leader respond when the shot can’t be heard and the assailant can’t be seen? Today’s cyberwarfare led by nation-state actors threatens economic continuity and global transactions, traditional diplomacy, international norms, customers and personal freedom. Cybersecurity demands a new framework.

The 2018 Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit, featuring the Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum, provides an in-depth examination of nation-state cyberthreats, the new responses needed now by business and political leaders, with new models and policies that can be part of the solution.

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Join us Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center.

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Registration opens in August 2018.

Who Should Attend?

  • Organizational leaders
  • Lawmakers
  • C-suite executives
  • Information security tacticians

Gain a foothold at this day-long Summit about cybersecurity policy, technology solutions and how the two must be integrated into one strategy for organizations to succeed -- featuring research results throughout the day by Georgia Tech and its national collaborators.


Organized by Conference Chairman Peter Swire

Guests will have an opportunity to meet experts with insight from Google, Goldman Sachs, NSA, RSA, Microsoft and more, as well as examine research by faculty and students from Georgia Tech's cybersecurity labs.


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

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.    Keynote

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Panel Discussion

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Complimentary Lunch, sponsored by Bank of America

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.    Panel Discussion

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.    Networking & Student Research Demo Day

Meet Georgia Tech students and examine their current research. Hear pitches from students who want to take ideas to market.

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

Choose one of three, concurrent sessions hosted by Georgia Tech faculty.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.    Closing Remarks

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.    VIP Mixer


Highlights from 2017


Download 2017 Summit Materials

Find copies of presentation slides and complete research papers.

Save a copy of the 2017-18 Research Highlights report.





Captions (from upper left): 1.) Stewart Baker, attorney and first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address. 2.) Bo Rotoloni, the outgoing co-director at the Institute for Information Security & Privacy, received an award of honor from Executive Vice President of Research Stephen Cross. 3.) Peter Swire, professor and associate director of policy at Georgia Tech, explained why cross-border data sharing could help prevent law enforcement backdoors into personal devices. 4.) Cybersecurity short courses by Georgia Tech were open for registration at the 2017 Summit. 5.) Ph.D. Student Stacey Truex shared her research. 6.) Students from business, public policy, electrical engineering, and computer science programs were invited to display research at the Summit. 7.) Associate Director of Trust Margaret Loper attended with an interest in the security of machine-to-machine communications and IoT devices. 8.) Baker explained why he believes 2017 will be remembered as a turning point in the quest for better cyber attribution. 9.) More than 300 guests examined student research and voted on which projects they'd most like to see commercialized. 10.) Assistant Professor Manos Antonakakis revealed early insights from a $17-million project for the U.S. Department of Defense. 11.) Ph.D. Student Panagiotis Kintis discussed a multi-year examination of "combosquatting," or malicious domain-name abuse. 12.)  Ph.D. Candidate Chaz Lever shared how the network layer can reveal early clues that a malware infection or cyberattack is coming.