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U of M Technological Leadership Institute Presents: Cyber Security Summit 2018 | Technological Leadership Institute

Eighth annual three-day conference draws nationally-renowned experts to improve the state of cyber security

September 10, 2018 - 1:45pm


As a founding partner, the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the eighth annual Cyber Security Summit, taking place October 22-24 in downtown Minneapolis. With cyber threats rapidly evolving and growing more complex, cross-sector collaboration is increasingly important to prevent and address challenges. The Cyber Security Summit gathers industry, government and academic leaders to discuss foreign and domestic cybersecurity problems and best practices.

The three-day event will feature nationally-renowned cybersecurity experts, including featured speakers:

  • Tim Crothers, VP of Cyber Security at Target
  • Matthew Rhoades, Managing Director of the Cybersecurity and Technology Program at the Aspen Institute
  • Tony Sager, Senior VP and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security
  • Bruce Schneier, CTO at IBM Resilient

In addition to the signature speakers, TLI Senior Fellow Andrew Borene, a senior manager at Deloitte’s Risk & Financial Advisory team, will discuss national policy (October 23, 9:30 a.m.) and cyber operations and intelligence for industry leaders (October 23 at 10:30 a.m.). The Summit offers sessions on a wide range of topics, including cyber hygiene; critical infrastructure; cyber security for healthcare and medical devices; DevSecOps; trade secret theft protection; leadership for cloud security; national and global policy; blockchain; Big Data; and much more.

Who: National cybersecurity experts and technology business leaders

What: Eighth Annual Cyber Security Summit

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

When: Monday, Oct. 22 - Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

View the full agenda for Cyber Security Summit 2018 at

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Minnesota that was established in 1987 by an endowment from the Honeywell Foundation. Its mission is to develop local and global leaders for technology-intensive enterprises through its Master of Science degree programs: Management of Technology, Medical Device Innovation and Security Technologies. All TLI degree programs are tailored to empower professionals and leaders in their strategic vision to leverage technology to drive business development. To learn more about the Technological Leadership Institute, visit

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