BALTIMORE, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, Maryland will host CyberMaryland 2015, a multi-faceted conference, industry showcase, skills competition, job fair and awards celebration. The event, recognized as a catalyst for information sharing amongst public and private cyber professionals, showcases industry innovation, promotes cyber employment opportunities and recognizes cyber pioneers and next generation leaders.
"Maryland is very pleased to again play host to the CyberMaryland Conference," said Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). "Founded in 2011 by DBED, the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, and SAIC, the CyberMaryland Conference has historically brought together the brightest minds, the most innovative solutions, and the most advanced technologies to address the critical cybersecurity issues facing our nation. Organized this year by the Federal Business Council, the conference continues as a national forum that showcases Maryland's unique attributes and accomplishments as the epicenter of cybersecurity."
Scheduled sessions include: Cybersecurity Post OPM Breach; The Evolution of Security Innovation and What is Next; Exploring Maryland's Core Competencies in the Generation of New Cybersecurity-related Intellectual Property and Top Cyber Concerns in the C-Suite; and the Cyber Shark Tank where select early-stage cybersecurity companies will pitch before investor "sharks" for venture capital dollars.
Among the notable speakers will be:
- Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland - Baltimore County;
- Andy William, Cyber Envoy UKTI Defence & Security Organization, British Embassy;
- Robert Bigman, former Central Intelligence Agency, Chief Information Security Officer;
- Guy Filippelli, President & CEO, Red Owl Analytics;
- Lynne Clark, Chief, National Information Assurance Education and Training Program, National Security Agency; and,
- Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer, Facebook. Stamos will be the keynote speaker at the Cyber Hall of Fame Dinner.
Presentations will be made by Chief Information Security Officers from:
- Legg Mason;
- T. Rowe Price;
- Johns Hopkins University;
- Marriott International;
- Exelon Corporation;
- Northrop Grumman Corporation;
- Tenable Network Security;
- Terbium Labs;
- CyberPoint International;
- TeleCommunication Systems; and,
- Good Harbor Security Risk Management.
"The world of cyber touches everything from mobile devices to the power grid. We must make sure networks are protected from hackers and critical infrastructures are safeguarded from cyber criminals. This is an invaluable investment in our future," said Ed Goetz, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Exelon Corporation. "Exelon is committed to ensuring these investments are made in Maryland and beyond. CyberMaryland provides a platform for information sharing amongst top cyber leaders. We are excited to support the effort and to help keep cybersecurity a top-of-mind issue for this country."
"The unique combination of government agencies focused on the cyber mission, combined with an incredibly skilled workforce, excellent academic institutions, technology development, policy development, risk management, thought leadership, and business opportunity all work together in Maryland," said David Powell of the Federal Business Council, Co-Chair of the CyberMaryland Conference. "Our cyber community is dynamic, growing and unlike anywhere else in the world. CyberMaryland is where our ecosystem comes together."
About The Cyber Maryland Conference
Launched in 2011, The Cyber Maryland Conference is driven by a public-private partnership guided by a volunteer Industry Advisory Board consisting of business leaders, top educators, and public sector representatives. The conference is supported and funded by over 100 private companies, educational institutions and government organizations. The Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC www.fbcinc.com) has produced The Cyber Maryland Conference from its inception, providing capital, personnel and expertise to launch and grow the program. More than 2,500 people participated in 2014. Find more information @ www.cybermarylandconference.com or Gabriel@fbcinc.com. Follow conference updates, including announced speakers and exhibitors, on Twitter @CyberMaryland and Facebook at www.facebook.com/theCyberMD.
For more information contact:
Michelle D. Jackson
SOURCE The Cyber Maryland Conference