BALTIMORE, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of cybersecurity industry leaders will gather in Baltimore for the sixth annual CyberMaryland Summit, showcasing the growing cyber industry and the issues and trends facing it. Held during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this summit comprises a multi-faceted conference, industry showcase, job fair and awards celebration. The CyberMaryland Summit is recognized as one of the region's premier collaborative platforms for information sharing among cyber professionals in the industry, government and academic sectors.
Scheduled October 20 and 21 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, CyberMaryland 2016 will continue in the conference's tradition of showcasing new cyber technologies, promoting cyber employment and celebrating the work of prominent cyber pioneers and next-generation leaders.
"We've seen a huge leap in the awareness of cyber security as a true business issue," said David Powell, chairman of the CyberMaryland Summit Advisory Board. "From risk management, policy, threat sharing, training, legal issues and the commitment to develop the next generation's cyber workforce, Maryland has a tremendous ecosystem for addressing these issues from all angles - from the server room to the board room."
New this year, the conference will open its doors to cyber delegations from the United Kingdom and Israel as part of the countries' effort to connect business and academic leaders to top US government and industry professionals.
"Maryland is a cybersecurity powerhouse," said Col. Ken McCreedy, USA (Ret.), senior director of cyber and aerospace at the Maryland Department of Commerce. "With the federal government's premier cyber-related agencies, an environment in which entrepreneurs and industry leaders alike can succeed, and an unrivaled community of researchers and educators, Maryland is the place to be for cyber. The CyberMaryland Summit brings many of these resources together under one roof, and we're pleased to be part of it."
Maryland, which is globally recognized as the epicenter for cybersecurity and a hub for innovative cyber technologies, has a long and prestigious history of being in the forefront of tackling network security challenges and maintaining a strong cyber ecosystem. CyberMaryland 2016 offers the community an opportunity to meet in a face-to-face environment, share priorities, develop relationships and collaborate in the work being done within the state's borders and across the globe.
Among this year's notable speakers:
- Adm. Michael S. Rogers, US Navy, Commander, US Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief, Central Security Service (CSS);
- The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland Security and Executive Chairman and Co-founder, The Chertoff Group;
- John C. Inglis, Venture Partner, Paladin Capital Group, former Deputy Director, NSA and visiting professor in cyber security at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy;
- Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cylance, Inc.;
- Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN);
- Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike
"In today's constantly evolving threat environment, cybersecurity continues to be one of the most critical issues facing governments, enterprises and individuals alike," said Chertoff. "It is imperative that states and industry work in partnership to help create more resilient critical infrastructure and communities, reducing potential exposure and mitigating potential consequences. Maryland continues to demonstrate leadership in fostering innovative partnerships that can lead to new technologies, an educated workforce, and more cyber security professionals."
The Conference and Industry Showcase will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., October 20 – 21 at the Hilton Baltimore. The Cyber Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame awards banquet will be held from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on October 20 at the same location. The CyberTini Networking event will take place on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Center in downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For more information on all CyberMaryland Summit events and to register visit, https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/default.aspx.
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SOURCE Federal Business Council, Inc.