Vint Cerf, Melissa Hathaway to Speak at AFA's CyberFutures Conference

Vint Cerf, Google; Photo: Veni Markovski

The Air Force Association‘s newest event, the CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition, will explore cyberspace with energetic discussions, the latest in IT and education and a career fair for job seekers.

AFA has teamed up with military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary to host a career fair April 1 that will feature prominent aerospace/defense firms. Many companies will be recruiting for cyber-tech openings as well as other available opportunities

Representatives of educational institutions will be on-site to discuss their courses in cyber technology and other course and degree options. The career fair will be free and open to everyone interested in pursuing a career in cyber technology and related fields.

Held March 31-April 1, 2011, in National Harbor, Md., the CyberFutures Conference themed “New Strategies for a New Domain” will focus on the challenges cyberspace brings to every organization. Speakers will include Google’s Internet evangelist Vint Cerf, Melissa Hathaway and Paul G. Kaminski, among others. FBI Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division Gordon M. Snow will kick off the event with a speech on the 21st-century cyber threat.

Invited but yet not confirmed speakers include Richard A. Clarke, Bob Butler, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Vice Adm. DavidĀ  Dorsett, Jeff Moss and Nitin Pradhan.

Panel discussions and speeches will focus on topics such as cyber deterrence, industrial cybersecurity, smartphone wars, emerging threats and initiatives for cybersecurity education. Event participants will learn about the risks and vulnerabilities associated with operating in a cyber world full of hackers, bad actors and technological complexities, as well as how to mitigate those risks and defeat vulnerabilities.

Online registration is available now on the event website.

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