For Immediate Release:  October 6, 2023
Contact Information:
Kathleen Wroblewski
office: (413) 565-1233
cell: (413) 387-9764

Longmeadow, MA—Bay Path’s 11th annual Cybersecurity Summit will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023.  The hybrid event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST, in Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, on the Longmeadow campus.

To register, click on this link.  Registration for this event is required, and details on how to join as an online registered participant will be sent prior to the event.

This year’s featured speaker will be Peter Sherlock, CEO of CyberTrust Massachusetts.  The topic of his presentation will be “Who’s Next? How a Stronger Ecosystem is the First Line of Defense.”

In his presentation, Sherlock will explore current cyber workforce challenges; share the efforts to enable and activate new pathways for the talent pipeline; and discuss the innovative cyber security approaches for municipalities across the Commonwealth.

CyberTrust Massachusetts will have a tremendous impact in our Western and Central Massachusetts regions through its partnership with the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCE), managed by Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and the City of Springfield, MA, located at Springfield Union Station.

The CCE at Union Station is a state-of-the art facility where CyberTrust Massachusetts will offer to the region and the Commonwealth access to a globally recognized cyber range at very low cost, a Security Operations Center (SOC) for our municipalities, paid internships for cyber students at the SOC, Capture the Flag experiences for the regions middle and high school students, a forum for the region’s employers to gather (Union Station) to address common problems, hold live fire testing of their SOC teams, and conduct a wide range of training on prevailing threats.

A broadly experienced technology leader, Peter Sherlock has led organizations applying leading-edge technologies in networking, security, software, and data analytics to the most challenging problems. He served as MITRE’s Chief Operating Officer as well as Senior Vice President responsible for MITRE’s defense and intelligence business. Earlier, he led Motorola Broadband’s network infrastructure business. An active supporter of the Massachusetts tech community, he has focused on cybersecurity, education, and innovation.

The presentation is geared to cyber professionals and decision makers in companies, local governments, nonprofits, small businesses, education leaders and teachers in the cybersecurity space, and students who want to enter the cybersecurity workforce.

The Cybersecurity Summit is sponsored by Bay Path University, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in cybersecurity; and by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC).

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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. Today, Bay Path’s enrolled population of over 3,000 includes traditional undergraduates; adult women at The American Women’s College, the first all-women, all-online accredited degree program in the country; and women and men master’s and doctoral students. Bay Path embraces the vision that every learner’s dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized.

CyberTrust Massachusetts

CyberTrust Massachusetts is a new non-profit committed to growing and diversifying the cyber workforce, creating opportunities, and securing local entities. Leveraging state and federal startup funding, CyberTrust enhances cyber education programs with hands-on experiential learning—using a state-of-the-art Cyber Range and placing students in a live SOC that also serves local governments, nonprofits and small businesses. To collaborate on this ambitious agenda, CyberTrust is forming a consortium of committed companies and colleges—anchored in community colleges and state universities, where programs can best reach underrepresented groups. More info at and