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Final Schedule Announced for Inaugural Atlanta Cyber Week; Nadav Zafrir of Israel's Team8 to Keynote Cybercon

Public-private collaboration to feature 11 events from Oct 2-6 for CISOs and growth-stage cybersecurity companies to experience Atlanta's thriving cybersecurity ecosystem and foster business development

Baker Donelson and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) today announced the final schedule for the inaugural Atlanta Cyber Week, a public-private collaboration to highlight the pillars of the region's burgeoning cybersecurity ecosystem and to create an opportunity for meaningful interaction between growth oriented cybersecurity companies and Atlanta's Fortune 1000 client base. The flagship events of Cybercon and the National Technology Security Coalition's (NTSC) CISO Policy Conference will anchor Atlanta Cyber Week, which will also offer an additional nine events from October 2-6. 

The final schedule includes:

Monday, October 2

  • Info-Sec in the Southeast: A 101 Primer for Atlanta Cyber Week; 12 pm @ Georgia Tech
  • Startups & CISOs @ ATDC Mixer and Discussion; 6 pm @ ATDC

Tuesday, October 3

  • Cybersecurity in a Globalizing World; 7:30 am @ The Commerce Club
  • Fintech Ireland & Fintech Atlanta; 12 pm @ The Garage at Tech Square
  • CISO-FinTech Meetup; 5:30 pm @ Baker Donelson

Wednesday, October 4

  • Cybercon 2017; All Day @ Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

Thursday, October 5

  • NTSC CISO Policy Conference; All Day @ Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
  • Cyber Blur 2017; 6 pm @ Tech Square Labs

Friday, October 6

  • TEDxPeachtree; All Day @ Rialto Center for the Arts
  • Cybersecurity Lecture Series; 12 pm @ ATDC
  • Capture the Flag Competition 2017; All Day @ Georgia State University

"I am extremely proud of how Atlanta's corporate, economic development, tech and security communities have rallied in support of Atlanta Cyber Week," said Justin Daniels, a Baker Donelson shareholder, co-founder of its cybersecurity accelerator and the leader of the Atlanta Cyber Week effort. "Together with our partners, sponsors and stakeholders, Atlanta is prepared to show the world that our city has the talent and infrastructure to thrive as the world’s preeminent cybersecurity hub."

Cybercon Unveils Renowned Keynote Speaker

Baker Donelson also announced today that Nadav Zafrir, the co-founder and CEO of Team8, Israel's leading cybersecurity think tank and venture creation foundry, will serve as a keynote speaker at Cybercon. Zafrir, who will speak preceding the morning panel on Fintech and cybersecurity, is also the founder of the Israel Defense Forces' Cyber Command and the Commander of "Unit 8200", an elite military cybersecurity unit that has become an incubator for Israel’s cybersecurity sector.

About Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has 700 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas connected across 22 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm is routinely recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story. For more information, visit

About Atlanta Cyber Week

Atlanta Cyber Week is a public-private collaboration led by Baker Donelson and Metro Atlanta Chamber that will host multiple events during the week of October 2-6, 2017 to highlight the pillars of the region's burgeoning cybersecurity ecosystem. Each event will be structured to facilitate meaningful discussion on important cybersecurity topics and foster customer development between high-growth cybersecurity companies and the city’s unrivaled density of Fortune 1000s.

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