Cyber Luncheon in Traverse City, MI


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at The Grand Traverse Resort – Acme, MI
The Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Series 2014 will serve as a follow up to the SOLD OUT Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 hosted last fall by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. This series will provide updates to the Michigan Cyber Initiative designed for Michigan citizens, education, business and industry. Presentations will focus on a comprehensive, forward-looking blueprint to enhance safety and allow for Michigan to reap the economic benefits of the growing cyber security industry.

Register today to make sure you have a seat! The dynamic speaker line-up includes:

  • Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, The Ponemon Institute
  • Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
  • Brigadier General Michael Stone, Assistant Adjutant General-Installations, Michigan National Guard, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • David Martin, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Cyber Task Force
  • William J. “Joe” Adams, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Cyber Security, Merit Network
  • Ryan Winn, Director of Information Systems, Munson Healthcare
  • Deb Fellows, Founder & President, MyNorth Media
  • And more!

Topics to include:

  • Hot issues in Cyber – What it means to Business, Education, Law Enforcement and Families!
  • Cyber Security and Global Threats – Are We Ready?
  • Privacy – What’s Hot, What’s Not

Please be sure to visit the event website for up-to-date agenda information:

The cost to attend the event is only $25 / $20 for Students.

3rd Annual Battelle CyberAuto Challenge


Malware, intrusion detection systems, spyware, DMZs, computer zombies…these are not the sort of things you usually associate with a Sunday drive—but you should. Many cars already have more computational power than your laptop and more communications uplinks than the average office or internet cafe. These advances should improve safety, efficiency, and in-transit flexibility—but there are risks. Come to the Battelle CyberAuto Challenge and learn July 13 – 18.

  • Learn the security challenges associated with building the future transportation system.
  • Learn how to adopt secure developmental and cyber architecture to combat these outside threats.

Attending the Battelle CyberAuto Challenge is free to the student, including meals, lodging, instructional materials and local transportation while at the event. The student is responsible for getting to and from the Challenge. Interested? Get more information on the challenge here.

Students need first to be nominated by their school administrator. Call (410) 540-4060 or email

Converge Conference


July 10 -11, Cobo – Detroit, MI. Converge is an Information Security and Technology conference in one of the great techno cities in America. We aim to provide a venue for people to come together who have diverse technological backgrounds and discuss issues that everyone in an organization has to deal with. From the helpdesk technician to the developers to the various C-levels, we want to carry the security discussion on throughout an organization. Together, let’s make sure that security meets the needs of the business and vice-versa. Register here.



Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Conference

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

The Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Series 2014 will serve as a follow up to the Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Program topics include:

  • Let’s Talk Cyber: Is Privacy Dead? – Interactive Audience Discussion
  • Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and Global Threats: Are We Ready?
  • Special Video Message from Governor Rick Snyder
  • Panel Discussion: Hot Issues in Cyber – What it Means to Business and Education

The dynamic speaker line-up includes:

  • David Behen, DTMB Director and CIO, State of Michigan
  • Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
  • Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit
  • Lt. Col. Gary M. Gorski, Deputy Director, Michigan State Police
  • Major Daniel E. Guy, Commander, 110th Communications Flight
  • William J. “Joe” Adams, Ph.D., Vice President, Merit Network
  • David M. Martin, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Steve Katz, President, Security Risk Solutions, LLC
  • Gary LaRoy, CIO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • Diane Jones, CIO, Detroit Public Schools
  •  Lisa Birmingham, Vice President of External Affairs, Comcast

$25 to attend; $20 for students Secure your seat today! Click here to register here!

Merit Michigan Cyber-Security Industry Summit

May 20th, (3:00pm – 8:00pm) Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

The summit will feature prominent industry leaders, important updates about Cyber-Security activities in Michigan, demonstrations of the Michigan Cyber Range, and a daylong Capture the Flag contest held on the Range. The lineup includes: Chris Roberts, Founder, CISO and CTO, One World Labs, J Wolfgang Goerlich, Vice President of Consulting Services, VioPoint Inc., Greg Conti, Director, U.S. Army Cyber Research Center.
Following the speakers, there will be a reception with appetizers and beverages. Stick around to have a beer, discuss Cyber-Security and network with other IT professionals as well as partake in demonstrations.

The cost to attend is $75. Click here to register.

Google Glass Development Presentation

April 18th, (5:30pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

The School of Business Administration at Oakland University proudly hosts a Google Glass App Development contest this month. As the competition grows to a close, teams must get a ready to present their ideas to a panel of judges. The judges range from teachers to industry professionals and will be helping join contestants with business liaisons for further development of successful ideas.

On April 18th, the final POC’s (Proof of Concept) are due and will be demonstrated in front of a live audience. First place winner will receive cash compensation in tune of $2500. Second place will receive $1000.

Dont miss this exciting end of the year presentation.

4th Annual Networking Banquet – TALK

April 11th, (5:15pm) in Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center.

TALK is proud to present The 4th Annual Networking Banquet on Friday, April 11th. Join them in welcoming many professionals as they offer members and students advice and experiences in an exciting “speed-dating” style. They will be hosting professionals from Vectorform, Chrysler, Meritor, HP, Delphi, Detroit Labs, and other great companies. A small group of students will share a table with one professional for 15 minutes who discusses a chosen topic. There will be 4 of these sessions, followed by informal networking. Fill out this form to reserve your seat. Space is limited! Dinner begins at 5:30pm, and the entire event concludes by 8:00pm. Check in will open at 5:15. Professional Dress is required.

Cyber Luncheon Event

April 9th, (9:30am) Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

The Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Series 2014 will serve as a follow up to the SOLD OUT Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 hosted last fall by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
The dynamic speaker line-up includes: Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan, Brigadier General Michael Stone, Assistant Adjutant General-Installations, Michigan National Guard, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Bill Vajda, City Manager, City of Marquette, Joe Menze, 906 Technologies, David Haynes, Interim President, Northern Michigan University, and William J. “Joe” Adams, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Cyber Security, Merit Network

The cost to attend the event is $20 / $15 for students. Secure your seat today! Click here to register.

CIO Mentoring Workshop

April 5th, (9:00am – 3:00pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.
For graduating MIS and IT students, AIS is very pleased to bring the opportunity to have your résumé reviewed and to practice a job interview with actual CIO’s in waiting for free. This opportunity is limited to a total of 30 students from MSITM, MIS, and IT programs. First Come, First Serve (as long as your résumé qualifies.)
Resumes must be uploaded by March 31st to be considered. Register and upload your résumé here as seating is limited! Breakfast will be provided at 8 am by the Executive MBA Program and lunch will be provided by the DIS Department

TEDxOU Student Organization is Looking for e-Board Members

Positions available are: Treasurer, Social Media, Sponsorship & Fundraising, and Website Coordinator.

If you are interested in applying, please visit their GrizzOrgs here, where you can find and download the e-board officer application. You may either print the application, fill it out, and turn it into the TEDxOU mailbox in the CSA Office, or you may type directly on the document and email it to

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 4