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Annual event held during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month offers educational sessions led by industry experts, job fair, capture the flag competition and technology showcase.
Baltimore, MD – October 4, 2018 – CyberMaryland will host its eighth annual conference on October 9th and 10th in Baltimore, Maryland. The event, presented by the Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC) and The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, hosts over 800 attendees from across Maryland and around the United States. Attendees representing more than 50 government agencies, 250 cyber companies, colleges and universities and international partners such as Australia and Canada will participate this year. The agenda will focus on workforce development, U.S. Cyber Command, cyber education, technology & innovation, NSA Cyber, risk management, employment opportunities and student competitions.
This year’s conference, themed “The State of Cyber,” will take place at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. As professionals come together to discuss the most critical risks our nation faces, key topics will be addressed by presenters, including, the Honorable C.A. ‘Dutch’ Ruppersberger, U.S. House of Representatives (MD); Christopher Krebs, Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Marianne Bailey, Deputy National Manager (DNM) for National Security Systems (NSS) and Senior Cybersecurity Executive, National Security Agency (NSA) and Captain Ed Devinney, Director, Corporate Partnerships and Technology Outreach, U.S. Cyber Command.
“The CyberMaryland conference provides an annual networking platform for our community to get together in a face-to-face environment,” said David Powell, Event Chair. “As Maryland’s cyber ecosystem continues to evolve, it is important to the people behind the work to know each other, understand where opportunities exist and learn how we can support one another in securing the future. This is a gathering spot for anyone supporting cyber innovation, education, employment, technology development and government partners who are interested in playing a part in solving cyber problems.”
CyberMaryland Conference also features nationally recognized speakers and panelists on multiple tracks. New this year is a track dedicated to senior leadership from the U.S. Cyber Command who will provide an overview of their organization and discuss how businesses can engage with the Command to provide products and services to support their emerging technology needs. In addition, during the track, key leaders will introduce the new DreamPort initiative, a state-of-the-art facility and program designed to lead the development of unparalleled capability in cyber security, collaboration on the development of solutions and tools to help U.S. Cyber Command address cyber threats.
The Technology Showcase Exhibit will highlight the latest capabilities from cyber companies such as CyberSponse, Fortinet, CenturyLink, Anomali, Bridges, Eaton’s, Infoblox, KeyW Corp, MILVETS, TrainACE, DreamPort, Attivo, Point3 Security, ProObject; government agencies such as DHS, NSA, GSA and US Cyber Command; academic institutions such as UMUC, UMBC, UMBC Training Centers, Purdue University Global, George Washington University, Anne Arundel Community College, Capitol Technology University.
Cyber job seekers can attend CyberMaryland’s Job Fair on October 9th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with leading cyber security companies, network with other security professionals, and have their resume reviewed by human resource managers and staff. This year’s participants include, Bank of America, FEDDATA, Jacobs, Leidos, NSA, Parsons, Perspecta, Raytheon, SAIC, and the US Cyber Command.
Another highlight of the conference is the Maryland Cyber Challenge, sponsored by U.S Cyber Command’s “DreamPort,” and using the Point3 ESCALATE Competition platform. Registered teams have participated in two qualifying rounds of challenges during the month of October which demonstrates their ability to work together, understand both simple and complex vulnerabilities, defensive operations and gamified offensive operations. The finals, to be held on October 9th, will feature eight high school and 12 college teams. The Champion and First Runner-Up for each category will be announced during the closing session on October 9.
The CyberMaryland conference attracts a host of cyber-savvy professionals annually. To learn about the conference or to register, visit www.fbcinc.com/e/CyberMDConference/.
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. Timely and informative, this issue-driven event provides an annual forum to unite private sector businesses, federal, state and local government, academia and the developing workforce. The conference is supported and funded by over 100 private companies, educational institutions and government organizations. The Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC http://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 1,700 people participated in 2017. Now in its eighth year, the Conference will continue to address the security challenges facing our nation’s digital infrastructure, reinforce Maryland’s position as the epicenter of cybersecurity, and help fulfill Maryland’s responsibility to support America’s cybersecurity mission while maximizing the benefits to and opportunities for Maryland. For more information, please visit www.thecybermarylandconference.com.
For additional information:
Contact: Michelle Jackson
CyberMaryland Conference Media Liaison
c. (678) 548-2461