BALTIMORE, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberMaryland 2012, the state's premiere convening of cybersecurity business, technology and workforce interests taking place during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today released conference highlights, scheduled speakers and sessions, and special pricing options. The two-day conference, cyber challenge and inaugural Hall of Fame induction will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center October 16-17.
In announcing the schedule, FBC COO David Powell said, "Cyber is big business and an important industry driving Maryland's economy. It's critical to convene all players in this vast, expanding ecosystem, share common interests and tackle technology, talent and development issues." CyberMaryland 2012 features a unique opportunity to meet the inaugural inductees of the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame; attend three-dozen interactive sessions; tour the technology showcase; and watch the MDC3 finals.
CyberMaryland 2012 kicks off Tuesday morning when President Obama's recently appointed cyber chief Michael Daniel takes the stage with Governor O'Malley to address cybersecurity as the top national security challenge and economic driver. Featuring respected speakers in business (Lockheed CTO Hayden Land); government (Congressman Ruppersberger); and academia (UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski), the conference agenda highlights Maryland's position as the nation's cybersecurity epicenter and provides unparalleled opportunities for learning, networking and business development.
Organizers have created two deeply discounted pricing strategies to increase access to this "one-stop-cyber-shop": attendees who register by September 12 can save up to $200 per person off the regular rate. Alternately, organizations can realize increased participation in the concurrent by sending up to four employees for only $995.
Cyber Innovation track highlights include:
- NIST Toolkit: Standards and Best Practices for Cybersecurity
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): Getting Ahead of the Hottest Workplace Trend
- Top Secrets in Ravens Playbook
Cyber Generation track highlights include:
- Cyber Careers in Maryland: Analysis and report on opportunities
- Full STEAM Ahead: How the Arts are Transforming STEM Education
- Debut of Clearable™, a free, new software tool
Cyber Business Opportunities highlights include:
- Cyber Contracting: Who's Spending on Cyber & What Are they Buying?
- Cracking the Code: Selling to the US Intelligence Community
- Navigating Procurement at NSA & US Cyber Command
Produced by FBC on behalf of the public-private CyberMaryland Advisory Board, registration and information is available at www.fbcinc.com/cybermdconference.
SOURCE CyberMaryland Advisory Board