Cyber Security Summit Aims To Protect Community

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Cyber Security Summit

October 23, 2017 08:54 PM

The two-day Cyber Security Summit that takes place every year in the Twin Cities features nationally recognized security experts together in one room attempting to fight against foreign and domestic attacks.

For the average Minnesotan, what's being discussed in the meeting room impacts personal banking, trade secrets and even the Super Bowl.  

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Organizers for the seventh-annual event say the best way to prevent attacks is to gather  perspective from a various groups that include industry, government and academic leaders. In town for the summit are 800 people from 30 states and nine countries. 

"There is no end in sight and that's why I say the biggest threat is a lack of awareness and a lack of taking care of the most important things like hygiene, password protection," said Andrew Borene, chair of the summit. "That's for the individual. For the businesses, really the board and the CEO needs to get involved. It's not just an issue for the IT department or the lawyers." 

Organizers say this kind of widespread participation says a lot about Minnesota's leadership in science and technology. 

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