Robert Zitz, a senior vice president and strategic account executive at Leidos, will deliver a keynote addressÂ and serve as a judge at theÂ Atlantic Councilâ€™s Cyber 9/12 Student ChallengeÂ that will take placeÂ Friday and Saturday in Washington.
Zits will discussÂ the potential impact of cybersecurity threats on U.S.Â critical infrastructure during his speech,Â Leidos said Thursday.
The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative created the competition to promote cyber education, knowledge and interest among college students across country.
FortyÂ teams from 25 colleges and universitiesÂ nationwide will compete at the event this year.
The contest is also meantÂ toÂ help participants understand the cyber policymaking process, strategies and actors, according to Leidos.
Zitz is a three-decade intelligence community veteran who previously held leadership roles withinÂ the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service,Â National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, Central Intelligence Agency and Military Intelligence Corps.