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 brought together government, industry, and academia to prepare for the newest challenges in securing information and cyber-connected systems.

Save the Date!

Georgia Tech's next Summit will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in conjunction with the Sam Nunn - Bank of America Policy Forum. In the meantime, download last year's Summit materials or join Georgia Tech at these other events.

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.


Organized by Conference Chairman Michael Farrell

Guests representing industry, government, military and academia had 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 received a copy of research highlights by Georgia Tech.


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