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State-Led Summit Focuses On Range Of Cybersecurity Issues

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Cybersecurity issues affecting business, education, information technology, economic development, law enforcement and individuals are the topic of a gathering in Detroit.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder telling attendees not to underestimate the lengths hackers will go pointing out that the state government blocks 2.5 million data breach attempts daily and those are the ones that are known.

"One of the ways companies have gotten hacked was through their pop machines, because the pop machines were smart -- they put them on their network along with all their other stuff on the same network and hackers were smart enough to know there wasn't security on those machines and they actually entered a company's IT systems by going through their pop machines," noted Snyder.

Experts on hand come from the public safety, government and business sectors. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan is among the speakers.

Michigan's annual Cyber Summit serves as a platform for regional, national and international discussion.

The fourth North American International Cyber Summit held on Monday at downtown's Cobo Center was hosted by Gov. Snyder.

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