Appalachian State Cyber Summit

Event Background

The Appalachian State Cyber Summit has established itself as the preeminent cyber security event in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.   The Cyber Summit is a day-long program featuring presentations from leaders in cybersecurity.   This year’s Cyber Summit will be held on Friday, October 18, 2024

Our Women in Technology Dinner Program is held the night prior to the Cyber Summit and is focused on furthering the involvement of women in all aspects of technology.   This year’s Women in Technology Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2024

In 2023, the Cyber Summit and our Women in Technology Events attracted nearly 550 attendees.  Attendees heard from 14 industry experts working for leading businesses, security software firms and consultancies.   The 2023 event was sponsored by 19 organizations including our title sponsor Lowe’s.

 As in years prior, all proceeds to directly to fund student scholarships in the Department of Compuer Information Systems. 

Cyber Summit 2024

Date: October 18, 2024

Cost: $100.00 (includes Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, social reception and parking)

Time: 9:00 AM-6 PM

Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Grandview Ballroom, North Endzone Space

CPE Credit: TBA


Why attend?

Integrating security into development is a critical front in the battle against cyber attacks. The last few years have taught us how important it is to protect your sensitive data, intellectual property, and information systems. Attendees will learn how to do so from industry leaders along with the most current industry trends.

All proceeds from our events are used to provide scholarships to CIS students. For the 2024-2025 academic year, Cyber Summit and the CIS Advisory Board will provide $80,000 in scholarship funding to very deserving students. These awards allow students to concentrate on their studies, lessens the financial stress and debt on their families or allows a student to be more involved in college-wide club, leadership and study abroad opportunities. 

CIS 2024-2025 Scholarship Recipients - 

Hailey Martin,  Griffin Bean, Aidan Shelton, Brooke Fornges, Ellie Hubbard, Raoul Eno, Jackson Ye, Alexia Chapman, Aidan Fratcher, Emily Wilson, Bryan Hunsinger, James Keith, Hiren Patel, Sam Edwards, William Prevette,  Zeb Weber,  Levi Church, and Rachel Porter. 


Registration will open in June 2024.

If you need assistance, please email Samantha Williams, or call 828.262.2034.

Our 2024 Cyber Summit Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor for Cyber Summit 2024 or the Women in Technology events, please complete the Google form.