Global Leaders In Cyber Defense To Convene In Atlanta

May 10, 2019

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ATLANTA,-- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) will gather top national cyber security leaders for the first-ever Cyber Alliance Forum on June 11 in downtown Atlanta.

Headlining the event as scheduled keynote speaker is Jeanette Manfra, the Assistant Director of Cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Manfra will be joined by a high-profile cyber security panel that includes global thought leaders on the latest cyber defense strategies. Panelists include:

  • Maj. Gen. Patricia A. Frost (Ret.), Former Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
  • Geoff Hancock, Principal & CISO, Advanced Cyber Security Group
  • Shaun Khalfan, Information Risk Leader, Freddie Mac
  • Kimberly Watson, Technical Director for Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The interactive event also features a "live hack," allowing participants to experience a live cyber attack and watch as leading experts react and engage, using real-time cyber defense techniques.  

"TAG is excited to host preeminent, global leaders in cyber security for this event at a time when the threat of a cyber attack presents a constant challenge to technology companies and their leaders," said Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of TAG. "This event also offers a rare opportunity to learn in real-time how the nation's leading cyber defense experts react to a cyber attack using the latest defense strategies."

The Cyber Alliance Forum will be held June 11 from 1:30pm-6:30pm at Ventanas in Atlanta, with a networking reception immediately following the event.

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, AthensAugustaColumbusMacon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace to fuel the innovation economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 27 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.


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