The Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit brings together government, industry, and academia to prepare for the newest challenges in securing cyberspace, critical data, and cyber-connected devices.

Every year, security experts see new evolutions in cyber threats to people, businesses and governments. Our adversaries know no boundaries. Cyber security is everyone's business.

The annual Summit features breakfast, lunch, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and more. All attendees at this full-day summit receive a copy of the 2016 Emerging Threats Report.

Read the 2016 Threats Report

Morning Keynote Speaker

Tom Noonan, Partner, TechOperators

Tom Noonan

Tom Noonan is a founding partner of TechOperators LLC, a technology investment firm in Atlanta. Noonan was most recently the General Manager of the Energy Management business of Cisco Systems, following the acquisition of his company JouleX, where he was co-founder and CEO. A serial entrepreneur, Noonan also co-founded Endgame Security where he currently serves as lead director. Endgame provides software solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, protecting national security missions from the most sophisticated adversaries in the world's most hostile environments. He is also the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc., which was acquired by IBM in 2006. Noonan co-founded ISS in 1995 and pioneered the industry’s first automated intrusion and vulnerability detection systems.

Noonan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a business degree from Harvard University. He serves on the White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council and on the board of directors for Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Georgia Research Alliance, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Manhattan Associates, a publicly traded global provider of Supply Chain Management solutions. Noonan is also an active seed stage investor and advises numerous founders on the development and growth of early stage enterprises. He is an active philanthropist through the work of the Thomas E. Noonan Family foundation which supports education, environmental and healthcare causes locally and nationally.

Panel and Lunch to Follow

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Phyllis Schneck

Dr. Phyllis Schneck serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supports its mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Schneck came to DHS from McAfee, Inc., where she was Chief Technology Officer for Global Public Sector. Schneck served eight years as chairman of the National Board of Directors of the FBI’s InfraGard program and founding president of InfraGard Atlanta.

Before joining McAfee, Schneck was vice president of Research Integration for Secure Computing, where she conceived and built the early intelligence practice into a full Beta program for data as a service. Prior, Schneck was the vice president Enterprise Services for eCommSecurity. Prior to that, she served as vice president of Corporate Strategy for SecureWorks, Inc., and was founder and chief executive officer of Avalon Communications, a provider of real-time security technology, since acquired by SecureWorks, Inc.

Schneck received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Birds of a Feather and Poster Sessions to Follow

Location and Time

GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

October 28th, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Continental breakfast starting at 8:30 AM