AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne to Speak at Virginia’s First-Ever Commonwealth Cyber Physical Summit

By AUVSI Advocacy posted 18-08-2016 12:24


AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne to Speak at Virginia’s First-Ever Commonwealth Cyber Physical Summit

Gov. McAuliffe to host gathering of premier cyber-physical professionals Sept. 20 to 22 in Newport News

ARLINGTON, Va. — Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), will participate in Virginia’s first-ever Cyber Physical Systems Summit. The summit, hosted by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, will take place Sept. 20 to 22 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. It will bring together experts on autonomous systems, cyber-security and critical infrastructure from across several industries.

In addition to roundtable discussions, participants will learn insights from leading cyber-physical experts on how to prepare for the cyber-physical challenge and how to develop a culture of awareness and preparedness in order to successfully defend against ever-increasing cyber-physical threats.

The summit will also feature remarks from Gov. McAuliffe, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Neil Hershfield, deputy director, ICS-CERT, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. The summit is being conducted with the National Governors Association and is a component of Gov. McAuliffe’s National Governors Associations Chair’s Initiative Meet the Threat—States Confront the Cyber Challenge, which seeks to educate and prepare states for cyber incidents.

AUVSI is a partner in the conference, along with Amazon Web Services, MITRE, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Verizon, Virginia Tech and others.

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The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.