Cybersecurity Leaders Set to Converge during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month at the 2017 CyberMaryland Conference

The state of Maryland is the center of cybersecurity activities for the federal government and is once again bringing together those across the field at the seventh annual CyberMaryland Conference. Held during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this year’s event anchors a week-long agenda of activities that offer an in-depth look at the future of cyber leadership in industry and government. Recognized as one of the region’s premier collaborative platforms, CyberMaryland is a catalyst for promoting information sharing between information technology and cybersecurity professionals in the region and beyond.

CyberMaryland 2017– themed, “Leading the Cyber Generation,” seeks to address issues critical to the cyber industry, including workforce shortages and new cyber threats.

Some of this year’s speakers will include:

  • George C. Barnes, Deputy Director and Senior Civilian Leader, National Security Agency
  • Edward Devinney, Captain, US Navy and Director, Corporate Partnerships and Technology Outreach, US Cyber Command
  • Brett Kelsey, Chief Technical Strategist for the Americas, McAfee
  • Antonio Scurlock, Chief, Cybersecurity Plans & Coordination (CPC) Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS), Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Catherine Pugh, Mayor, The City of Baltimore
  • Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer and Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.
  • Brett Williams, Maj Gen USAF (Ret), Co-Founder, Chief Security Officer and President of Operations, Training and Security Division, IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Emily Wilson, Director of Analysis, Terbium Labs

CyberMaryland 2017 will be bringing together a week of cyber-related events which include:

Maryland Cyber DayOctober 108 AM- 1:15 PM held at the Columbus Center in Baltimore. The event offers a combination of face-to-face meetings, technology demos, brief educational sessions and networking. For more information, visit: www.thecybermarylandconference.com/overview.aspx.

Cyber at the CrossroadsOctober 108 AM- 6:30 PM held at UMUC College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Hosted by UMUC, The National Security Agency (NSA) and The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, this one-day symposium of renowned national cybersecurity leaders, includes experts from past and current administrations, the U.S. military, industry, and academia. For more information, visit: www.thecybermarylandconference.com/overview.aspx.

CyberMaryland Conference & Industry ShowcaseOctober 11 and 12, 8 AM- 5 PM held at the Baltimore Convention Center. The two-day conference includes eight tracks – Cyber Risks, Cyber Education, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Acquisitions & Business Development, Cyber Insider Threats, Hacker Adaptability, Cyber Workforce & Cyber Innovation and 25+ sessions. Over 90 cyber leaders from across the globe will be speaking at the event. The conference will also include international delegations from the United Kingdom. The Industry Showcase, opened both days of the conference in the same location, will provide a full array of today’s top cybersecurity companies, prime contractors, small businesses and educational institutions in one area.

CyberMaryland Job FairOctober 1111 AM- 3 PM held at the Baltimore Convention Center. ClearedJobs.Net will present the CyberMaryland Cyber Job Fair, featuring nearly 30 employers seeking cleared and non-cleared cyber professionals. For more information, visit: www.thecybermarylandconference.com/hiring.aspx.

CyberTiniOctober 115 PM – 7:30 PM held in downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The event, hosted by bwtech@UMBC, is a cocktail party and networking event opened to C-level cybersecurity leaders and business professionals. For more information, visit: www.thecybermarylandconference.com/cybertini.aspx.

CyberMaryland ChallengeOctober 11-128 AM- 5PM held in the Baltimore Convention Center. WraySec will provide interested contestants the chance to demonstrate their cyber security skills in tasks including defensive and offensive operations.  WraySec CEO, Justin Wray said, “Events like the Cyber Challenge are a way for people put their abilities to the test, see technologies they may not usually see, and identify the competency areas they want to train on in the future.”  For more information, visit: www.thecybermarylandconference.com/challenge.aspx.

For information on being a part of CyberMaryland 2017, visit www.thecybermarylandconference.com or contact the Federal Business Council at 800-878-2940.  Follow conference updates, including announced speakers and exhibitors, on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Prasad Dusane