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ATLANTA (March 29, 2017) – Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Steven Bay managing director over Edward Snowden will be the keynote speaker at the annual CyberSimulation on May 17, 2017:  Lessons Learned from inside the Edward Snowden Affair.

Having served as Edward Snowden's manager at the time Edward fled the country with terabytes of classified intelligence data, Bay will share the inside story of his interaction with Snowden and discuss cybersecurity lessons learned that can help protect you and your enterprise from insider threats and other security incidents.

Bay has over 15 year’s experience in Information Security supporting both the public and private sector.  Much of his career was spent at the National Security Agency where he served as both a cyber subject matter expert and led a team of government contractors.  It was during this time that he served as Edward Snowden's manager and was intimately involved in his disappearance and the aftermath following Snowden's revelations.  Recently, Mr. Bay supported the private sector as he served as Chief Information Security Officer and Information Security Consultant assisting Fortune 500 companies build security programs. He has presented at numerous cybersecurity conference and corporate events and was his writings were recently published on He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

The CyberSimulation event is an all-day, open business continuity simulation: a role playing event where C-Level executives, senior management and security practitioners come together and “react” to a staged business-impacting cyber-attack and try and get their fictional organization back up and running.

 “The simulation gives companies a unique opportunity to see the legal, technology and business issues that arise during a cyber-security attack,” said Roy Hadley, Chair of the TAG Info Security society and partner in the Privacy & Information Security practice in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP.  “Companies will benefit from learning specific steps that can be taken to address issues related to different types of attacks. It has been invaluable to work with corporate executives throughout Atlanta who will play a role in the simulation.   We appreciate their participation in this important event.”

For more information about TAG and the CyberSimulation and to register for the event, visit:


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 33,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

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