Terra taking registrants for cybersecurity summit

FREMONT — Now is the time to register for the upcoming Cybersecurity Educational Initiative Summit sponsored by Terra State Community College.

The summit will take place Oct. 26 and is to educate and bring further awareness of cybersecurity to the community and its industry leaders, Haley Crabtree, summit organizer at Terra State, said.

Founder and CEO of TrustedSec and Binary Defense David Kennedy will be the featured speaker during the lunch session of the event.

Crabtree said Terra State was designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education in 2017 through academic years 2022. The designation is through the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Its purpose is to collaborate and research in cyber defense and produce professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation, Crabtree said.

The event also will include several breakout sessions led by industry professionals.

Speakers are to be Gregory Tapocsi from the Ohio Attorney General’s office, Troy Wildermuth of Cift Innovations, Adam Luck of IGS Energy, Scott Blough of Tiffin University, Loren Wagener of CentraComm and Mark Beadless of OARnet.

Crabtree said there are to be 40 high school students on campus who will be participating in live labs in the morning of the summit.

A showcase room is to be set up from companies and organizations with information.

“This event is very exciting for the area,” Crabtree said.

Registration is $25 and includes lunch and access to breakout sessions.

For more information or to register, visit terra.edu/cybersummit. call (419) 559-2314 or email hcrabtree01@terra.edu.