AFA Hosts Cyber Conference

AFA will be hosting the CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition with featured speakers from the defense, government and academia sectors.

Melissa Hathaway

Some of the featured speakers include: Melissa Hathaway, senior adviser to MINERVA from the Harvard Kennedy School; Gordon Snow, assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division; Maj. Gen. Edward Bolton, director of Cyber and Space Operations for the Air Force; and Dr. Martin Libicki of the RAND Corporation.

The main focus of the event will be about ways to develop cybersecurity policy in a world of hacking and technological vulnerabilities. These challenges, among many others, will be discussed, as will solutions to combat cyber attacks.

The event will include a free career fair for the aerospace and defense firms, who will be recruiting for those interested in cyber-tech openings. AFA will also host the national high school cyber-defense competition, CyberPatriot III. The last round of the national championship will be taking place at the conference, followed by an awards dinner.

The conference takes place March 31-April 1.

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