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Norwich University Office of Communications
November 18, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will hold its inaugural Cyber Security Summit June 19-21, 2017, at its Northfield, Vt., campus, bringing cybersecurity leaders together to discuss the latest in federal cybersecurity policy and its practical application in businesses and governments.

Designed to provide critical industry knowledge to mid-level to executive-level managers in need of enhanced knowledge in the information assurance or cybersecurity fields, registration is now open. A schedule, additional details, and online registration are available at   The cost is $650.

Presenting speakers include:

  • Art Coviello, former CEO of RSA
  • Lynn St. Amour, former CEO of The Internet Society
  • Leslie Daigle, former CITO of The Internet Society
  • Stuart McCubbrey, Director of IT Risk Management & Compliance at General Motors
  • Jerry Dixon, CISO for Crowdstrike
  • Bill Powers, PhD, Senior Advisor for the National Protection & Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Tom Hyslip, ScD, Resident Agent in Charge, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)
  • Bill Yurek, JD, Director of Cyber Intrusion Investigations at the Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Dan York, Open Internet and Communication Technologies of The Internet Society

These respected cyber security professionals will lead a series of workshops and discussions on key industry issues. Topics include cyber crime, critical infrastructure protection, managing a cyber program as a non-technical manager, changes in open internet and communication technologies, and cyber security issues from the most recent U.S. Presidential transition.

“We are excited and pleased to be able to host this conference and bring these speakers and their experiences to Norwich and the state of Vermont. This adds to the breadth of information security events hosted by the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies,” said Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier, Director of the Master of Information Security and Assurance program and the summit coordinator.

About Norwich University Cyber Security Education

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cybersecurity in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cybersecurity education.

Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program.

Norwich recently announced it has officially partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs.

In February 2016 the Norwich University cybersecurity program was the only educational institution to be invited to support Super Bowl 50.

Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by

In October 2016 Norwich University participated in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by dedicating the month to cybersecurity training, bringing in speakers and running contests in security knowledge, among other activities. The annual participation is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide the tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

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