In 2016, the AFITC returned to Montgomery, Alabama after a 4-year hiatus. This once a must-attend event reestablished itself as a critical intersection of Air Force IT experts, prominent IT academics, and America’s best cyber security. The Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower convention is chalked full of events and activities, with 3 days of speakers, education/training, and an exhibitor-driven trade show that all revolves around the ways we can better defend America from cyber-attacks, advanced persistent threats, and proactively lead in this in this increasingly digital world.
In 2015, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was hit with one of the worst data breaches in history, exposing not only personal data but also the security clearance information of nearly 22 million people. Underscoring this was a time lapse of nearly a year from the time of the initial breach until its detection.
Despite the severity of the breach in 2015, last year would prove to be a banner year for the issue of cyber security. The topic thoroughly dominated the headlines from start to finish, scarring the political landscape and making itself known throughout the public and private sectors alike. And no matter the opinion held, there is little argument about the critical importance that cyber security holds in the safety and well being of the nation.
With more than 100 exhibitors and 3200 attendees, the reemergence of the AFITC was a much needed and welcomed event. Now, AFITC 2017 promises to be larger in scale, more well attended, and even more important then ever.
From former and current personnel who shape the conversation about information technology/cyber security, to the private industry leaders developing new and innovative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow, no other event gives you such high-level access to both ends of this spectrum. If you have cyber or cutting edge IT solutions to offer, you should be at AFITC.
Interested in becoming an Exhibitor at AFITC, showcasing your best ideas and solutions, and building relationship and networking? You can find out more information about exhibiting at the AFITC or register to attend this year’s AFITC.
Please Note: Advanced registration ends Friday (8/21) at Midnight (EDT). On-site Registration opens at 1200 on August 27th. The call for papers/presenters is open until May 31st. For more information about Presenting At the AFITC 2017
Lt Gen Steven Kwast wants to warmly welcome all attendees to the AFITC 2017. As the host of the 2016 AFITC Conference, Lt Gen Kwast understands the challenges we face as well as the enormous opportunity Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference presents.
This year’s venue is the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa, adjacent to the Convention Center, at the epicenter of all Montgomery has to offer.
Mayor Todd Strange welcomes AFITC Conference, and the city of Montgomery, longtime home of the AFITC, is delighted to continue to host this historic event.
Catch up on some of the exciting new developments taking place in Montgomery, from Randall George, CEcD, President of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.
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