App State Cyber Summit

About Cyber Summit

Appalachian State University's Cyber Summit is a one-day professional development event where attendees will learn from the leading experts in the cybersecurity field. Held on Appalachian's campus in the new Grandview Ballroom at Kidd Brewer Stadium, attendees will network with industry specialists, business leaders and develop partnerships with the Department of Computer Information Systems and its rising star students.

2021 Event

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Grandview Ballroom, North Endzone Space

Event Schedule







10:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

10:15 am

Keynote:  The State of Software Security

Scott Simpson, Veracode

11:00 am

Aligning Data Privacy with CCPA & GDPR

Matthew Melon, ECRS

11:30 am

Email Security

Fletus Poston,

Duke Energy

12:00 pm

Lunch/ Juniper

 Jeff Aaron

1:00 pm

Threat Landscape

Edwin Koehler, Extreme Networks

1:30 pm


Network Security

Eli Edelkind & Doug Blasczak, Lowe’s

2:00 pm


2:15 pm


Robert Snodgrass, RSM

2:45 pm

Prevention, Detection, Response

Josh Lanier, Microsoft

3:15 pm

App State Cyber Security

3:45 pm

Summary & Wrap-up

4:00 pm

Social Hour & Networking

Why attend?

Integrating security into development is a critical front in the battle against cyber attacks. The last 18 months 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.

CIS 2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients 



Registration for the 2021 Cyber Summit is now open. The registration fee is $50 and covers the cost of lunch and parking on campus. To register please visit

Attendees must register in advance as there will be no ticket sales at the door. Registration closes on October 15, 2021.

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

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