Nation’s First CYBERWEST Summit to Explore Risks, Regulations and Technology Surrounding Cyber Threats

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Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus to Host with Association for Enterprise Information, Embry-Riddle Worldwide, Top Industry and Government Leaders May 13-14 in Phoenix

Building a secure future, changing government policy, cyber research trends, and the latest in creating a secure cyber future are just a few of the topics industry, government and academic leaders will discuss May 13-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of the inaugural CYBERWEST.

Hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., Campus in conjunction with the Association for Enterprise Information, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s CAAL (Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), General Dynamics, and Arizona InfraGard (FBI), the two-day event is open to the public and media.

"This is a great venue for sharing ideas with leaders in government, industry and academia on one of the critical topics facing the U.S. today," said Dr. Jon Haass, director of Cyber Intelligence and Security at Embry-Riddle. "Where are the trained cyber workers of tomorrow and what do they need to know?”

Keynote speakers and presenters will represent national industry and government agencies specializing in cybersecurity. Participants will learn about and discuss technologies and strategies that can help defend systems and data against evolving cyber threats, today and into the future. Other interactive discussions and presentations include:

  •         Tips on implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework
  •      Input on emerging cyber research and development efforts
  •      Information on cyber risk transfer and impacts on capital markets
  •      Proactive strategies for weathering the "Perfect Cyber Sandstorm"
  •      Insight into how industry-academia partnerships are filling the need for a highly skilled and growing cyber-workforce

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About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at

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