Partners producing Cyber Security Conference dowtown

October 17, 2017
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The latest cyber security trends and threats for organizations will be showcased in downtown Grand Rapids this week.

The fourth-annual Michigan Cyber Security Conference will be held on Thursday at 7 a.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Guests will also have the chance to leave with door prizes.

The conference is being produced by Trivalent Group, the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium, BBB West Michigan and the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

The event will feature presentations and panel discussions from industry specialists, local experts and keynote speaker Corey Nachreiner, CTO of WatchGuard Technologies.

The conference will offer three tracks for attendees to choose from, based on their level of expertise: Security 101, Executive and Advanced.

Topics will include cyber security training, cyber insurance, social media security, defense against malware and more.

Security professionals representing various public and private entities will speak at the event: Barb Hiemstra, privacy engineer for Steelcase; Dr. Jared DeMott, founder of VDA Labs; Keith Brophy, state executive director for Michigan Small Business Development Center; and many others.

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