BALTIMORE, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Martin O'Malley today announced that Maryland will host CyberMaryland 2012, a three-pronged conference, competition and celebration designed to showcase industry innovations, recognize cyber pioneers and groom the next generation of cyber experts during National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Scheduled October 16 and 17, 2012, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Four Seasons Hotel, CyberMaryland 2012 will connect educators, innovators, employers and students and further demonstrate the state's reputation as the nation's epicenter for information security innovation and excellence.
"Maryland is home to many companies that are working at the cutting edge of cybersecurity," said Governor O'Malley. "In our rapidly changing digital economy, we are pleased that CyberMaryland 2012 will allow us to convene the best and brightest of our people so our State can move forward with innovation and ingenuity to secure a safer, more prosperous future."
Organized by a public-private partnership founded in response to the Governor's original CyberMaryland strategic plan, and produced by the Federal Business Council, CyberMaryland 2012 will be anchored by the CyberMaryland Conference, the 2nd Annual Cyber Challenge & Competition, and the inaugural National Cyber Security Hall of Fame awards. The conference and competition will be held 8 am-5 pm October 16 and 17 at the Baltimore Convention Center and the Hall of Fame celebration dinner at the Four Seasons in Baltimore the evening of October 17.
The 2nd annual CyberMaryland conference will cast an even wider net and include panels, speakers and exhibits for both established and emerging cybersecurity professionals in academia, business, industry and government. "This conference is geared for individuals and organizations who are – or who want to be – working in the information security sector," said Larry Letow, Convergence Technology President and Cyber Maryland Board member, adding, "It's crucial for industry leaders and policy makers, programmers and educators – to connect with one another and learn what trends, challenges and opportunities are present in this expanding space."
CyberMaryland 2012 includes 30 sessions organized in three tracks for government contractors, businesses services, technology companies, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government agency officials and an industry showcase featuring three-dozen exhibits and demonstrations.
To register, visit www.FBCinc.com/cyberMDconference.
Contact: Victoria Guarino
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