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Virginia to Host Summit on Cyber-Physical System Security; Gov. Terry McAuliffe Comments

Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will facilitate a summit on the security of cyber networks and physical systems at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia from Sept. 20 to 22.

The Cyber-Physical Systems Summit will be held to spread awareness about the challenges that organizations face to protect autonomous platforms, infrastructure and Internet of Things-based devices, McAuliffe’s office said Thursday.

“This first-ever Cyber-Physical Systems Summit will bring industry leaders together in Virginia to devise new strategies to secure our cyber networks and physical assets,” noted McAuliffe.

“This type of collaboration is essential to staying on top of growing trends in this fast-moving industry, and staying ahead of criminals across the globe who are working every day to undermine the security of our technological resources and our communities,” he added.

His office added some technology professionals will provide their ideas on how to address cyber-physical challenges as well as strategies to build a “culture of awareness and preparedness” to address threats.

McAuliffe will host the event in partnership with the National Governor’s Association and in accordance with his Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge initiative as NGA chair.

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