The Aspen Institute, CNBC, and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) today announced a historic partnership which will produce the first-ever The Cambridge Cyber Summit on October 5th at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA.
This unique one-day summit will bring together c-suite executives and business owners with public and private-sector leaders in security, technology and defense to discuss ways to combat urgent cyber threats and secure America’s future. The event, comprised of interviews and live demonstrations, will focus on critical issues such as the next wave of cyberattacks and their perpetrators, countermeasures, privacy and security, public-private cooperation and information sharing, and the latest trends in technology, among others.
Attendees will also get to see the latest research from MIT and the event will feature eye-opening live demonstrations from leading technologists and "white hat" hackers.
The summit will be coupled with special digital content from both CNBC and The Aspen Institute, with live coverage on CNBC before, during and after the summit.
"This partnership brings together three organizations that are the absolute leaders in their respective fields for a dynamic one-day summit," said Nikhil Deogun, SVP and Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News. "The conference will tackle the ever-important issue of cyber security which is paramount not only to the companies we cover every day on CNBC, but to everyone using technology."
"Cybersecurity is really important. We have an internet now that’s basically insecure. It’s driven productivity and innovation for the past 50 years. But now, so many bad things are happening, so many hacks, the notion that our electricity grid or our electrical system can be hacked," said Walter Isaacson, President & CEO of The Aspen Institute and CNBC contributor. "This summit in Cambridge will be interesting because we’re bringing together government, industry, as well as academic people to say, ‘what can we do to make the internet more secure?’"
"If you look back at the history of cybersecurity, you will find that MIT has been there every step of the way, from creating the world’s first passwords for early time-sharing computers to developing data-encryption systems that keep our online information safe," says Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research. "Building off of this rich history, we are excited to explore the future of this field through substantive dialogue at this new collaborative event."
For more information about The Cambridge Cyber Summit or to register to attend go to: cnbc.com/cybersummit.