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Building the Cyber Team Through Education, Research and Training

/EIN News/ -- Augusta, Georgia, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AFCEA International is hosting the first Cyber Education, Research and Training Symposium (CERTS*) connecting military and agency stakeholders with solution providers from academia, business and research centers. The event takes place January 17-18 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in Georgia.


CERTS will feature keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions promoting discussion between operators and supporting professionals. It will include information about the plans and priorities needed to build and sustain cyber competencies, operate in this complex space and defend the nation’s cyber domain.

Leaders from across the U.S. Defense Department, industry and academia will discuss the challenges, near-term requirements and emergent solutions to learn, operate and succeed in cyberspace.

Speakers include:

  • Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon
  • Col. Andrew O. Hall, USA, director, Army Cyber Institute
  • Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, USA (Ret.), West Point Cyber Chair, Army Cyber Institute, and former commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command

Discussion topics:

  • Cyber Threat Update
  • National Cyber Workforce Training and Education
  • Service Education and Training Perspectives from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard
  • Training and Education Perspectives: Cyber Operators’ View

Registration is limited to 350 attendees. Join the conversation at #CERTS2018.

Media are invited to cover the exposition, theater sessions, tracks, panel sessions and keynote addresses. Register to attend online. For additional information, contact Kaitlyn Cotter at (703) 631-6106 or


AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia. Join online.

*CERT is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University. AFCEA CERTS is not affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University or the Software Engineering Institute.


A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

Maryann Lawlor
                    AFCEA International
                    (703) 631-6179

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