Michigan Cyber Summit Coming Oct. 6-7: The Michigan Cyber Summit is scheduled for October 6 and 7 at Eastern Michigan University’s Marriott Eagle Crest Hotel and Convention Center in Ypsilanti.  The Michigan Cyber Summit brings together experts to address a range of cyber security issues affecting business, education, information technology, law enforcement, and personal use. The State of Michigan has long been a national leader when it comes to cyber security, having placed a high emphasis on protecting the state’s computer systems and networks. The centralized technology model within state government places Michigan in a strong position to implement security efforts. In addition, the Michigan Information Sharing and Analysis Center is established to address the state’s cyber security readiness and critical infrastructure coordination. Registration for the Michigan Cyber Summit will open in mid-August, with recognized speakers and experts from around the country to be featured on the agenda. The Summit is a partnership between all levels of government, including local collaboration from groups such as the Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition, http://washtenawcybercoalition.org. More at www.michigan.gov/cybersummit.

CBI Sets Webinar On Aligning Information with Business Value: Many technologies have the ability to tag data, block data, deduplicate data, and so forth. Without an alignment of the information to the business value, all is for naught. Traditional silos collide where information security and storage management come together. One without the other leaves organizations vulnerable and without data integrity. If the information is available but insecure, it is suspect. If the information is secure but not available, it is useless. Please join Creative Breakthroughs Inc. and Marc Johnson, practice manager of storage management, as he shows you how to align your information with your business. Register today to join us for this live Webinar on Tuesday Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. CBI is a leader in network security, integration and management. CBI provides services that help small companies to large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Register at this link.

Electrochemical Society Sets October Meeting: The Detroit Section of the Electrochemical Society will meet at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield on Thursday, Oct. 6. The topic is “Improving charge acceptance and safety through the development of highly-ordered and hierarchical electrodes for lithium ion batteries & Fast ion conducting ceramic electrolyte based on Li7La3Zr2O12 garnet,” presented by  Jeffery Sakamoto, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science at  Michigan State University. The first half of this talk will focus on improving the charge rate acceptance and safety of lithium ion batteries; two interrelated phenomena. The second half of this talk is focused on the development of ceramic electrolytes based on Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) with the garnet structure, which has the promise of safer, cheaper and higher performance electrochemical energy storage. The meeting starts at 5:30 with a reception, with dinner at 6:30 and the program at 7:30. The venue is Room 406 of the Taubman Welcome Center at Lawrence Tech, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Souhfield. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 28 to Stephen Maldonado at smald@umich.edu. For more information, visit www.electrochem.org/ecs/sections/detr/detr.htm