The Symantec Government Symposium, to be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016, will include a discussion from FBI Director James Comey and an afternoon session with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert.

The Symposium will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. This year's theme is "Actionable Intelligence: Stay Smart. Stay Secure.”

The Symposium – now in its 13th year – was established to foster dialogue between the public and private sectors on the most pressing government cyber security challenges of the day. The one-day event convenes more than 1,000 attendees.

Special TECH Talks session will be held after Director Comey’s keynote and will provide valuable information on balancing citizen privacy and national cyber security. The TECH Talk presenters include Jane Holl Lute, special coordinator, United Nations and Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology. 

After the TECH Talks, attendees can check out four break-out tracks, with speaker faculty covering threat intelligence, breach forensics, insider threats, identity management, workforce awareness, and more.

In addition, state and local government attendees can participate in a special panel on effective cyber disruption strategies.

Throughout the day, attendees can explore cyber security solutions, programs, and simulations with industry and government exhibitors, including DHS’s Enhanced Cybersecurity Services, ISSA, NICCS, and NIST.

The annual Cyber Awards will recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence and leadership in government cyber security in the following categories:

  • Federal – Civilian
  • Federal – Defense
  • State and Local/Education
  • Congress/Capitol Hill

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