Warner Robins, Georgia (March 9, 2017) MERC attended the Technology and Cyber Forum at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, Georgia on March 7, 2017.
The Middle Georgia Chapter of (ISC)² and AFCEA conducted the conference which focused on the areas of Risk Management, Cloud Technologies, Cyber Security, and Information Assurance. The speakers were from many different sectors such as Department of Defense Contractors, Energy, State government and Academia. One speaker provided an in-depth glimpse into the intelligence domain by discussing cyberspace, defensive and offensive operations, cyber intelligence, cyber targeting and cyber hunting.
The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) gave an in-depth look on how they support information sharing between state and federal agencies, local governments, and law enforcement partners. Many of these collaborative efforts work through Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC) which is one of 77 U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognized fusion centers in the United States.
The Fusion Center collects information regarding cyber threats to critical infrastructure such as the state’s information technology assets, networks, and constituent data. These efforts tie directly into one of GTA’s main goals which is to provide statewide cyber strategic direction and leadership in the protection of the state’s information assets.
About Mercer Engineering Research Center
Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.
Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.
To learn more, please visit MERC's website at www.merc-mercer.org.