Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS)

Building on CERTS 2019, AFCEA International will host the Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS) in Augusta, Georgia, home of Fort Gordon and the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence. CERTS brings government, education, research, and industry leaders together to focus on advancing cyber workforce development, retention, and support. 


The overarching theme for 2020 is “Building the Cyber Workforce – Attract, Train, Educate, and Retain”. Industry, Government, Military, and Academic leaders will discuss current cybersecurity workforce challenges, issues, and needs through keynote presentations and panels. 


Breakout sessions will take an in-depth look at how Industry, Government, Military, and Academia are addressing the cyber workforce from recruiting and training to on-the-job cyber professions.  Additional Symposium highlights will include extensive networking opportunities; Capture the Flag Exercises at both the secondary school and collegiate/professional levels; and a Research Poster Show featuring local secondary schools and colleges. 


Opportunities to sponsor, exhibit, and present are available for all symposium participants – don’t miss out on year three of this important Cybersecurity event.

Speaker and Presenter Information

LTG Robert L. Caslen, USA (Ret.)
29th President of the University of South Carolina


COL Paul G. Craft, USA
Cyber School Commandant, Army Cyber Center of Excellence


Felicia Cullars, Ed.S.
STEM/STEAM Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education


BG Christopher L. Eubank, USA
39th Chief of Signal/Commandant, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence


LTG Stephen Fogarty, USA
Commanding General, U.S. ARCYBER


Natalie Lorenz Anderson
VP, K12 STEM Programs, Girl Scouts of Nation's Capital and VP Special Programs, 247Solar Inc.


John McCumber
Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, North America, (ISC)2


SES Essye B. Miller
Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (invited)


Paul J. Maurer, Ph.D.
President, Montreat College


Alan Paller
Founder, SANS Institute


See the full agenda here for more speakers and session details:

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Dept of Education, Higher Education, K-12 Education

Tue-Thu, Jan 14-16, 2020, 8:00am - 5:00am


Active Military/Government AFCEA Member:  $0.00
Academia:  $150.00
Industry AFCEA Member:  $550.00
Industry AFCEA non-Member:  $795.00

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
2 10th St
Augusta, GA 30901
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