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Media Recap: CyberMaryland Summit 2016

LogoColorTextBelow (2)PR Solutions Strategic Marketing & Corporate Event Planning Company wrapped up its work on the CyberMaryland Summit, a two-day cyber conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The event, which is in its sixth year, includes a cyber conference, job fair, industry showcase, networking event, and hall of fame dinner. PR Solutions has a strategic partnership with the event host, the Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC), an organization that provides meeting and conference support for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

For the second year in a row, PR Solutions provided the following services for CyberMaryland: Strategic Planning, Agenda Architecture, Speaker Recruitment & Support, Event Marketing, Media Relations, Public Relations, and Social Media Management.

Among the 90+ speakers recruited to participate were several national and international cyber thought-leaders. To see a complete list visit here.

For over six months, PR Solutions worked with the team at FBC to create an informative event that attracted media coverage from C-SPAN, CNN, NBC, FOX and CBS local and Washington DC affiliates. In addition, print and on-line publication coverage were provided by The Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun, Cyberwire and several other local organizations.


National Security Agency and US Cyber Command Chief, Admiral Michael Roger’s keynote address held on Thursday, October 20th during the opening session of the event was a major draw that generated live coverage from national media outlets. Below are excerpts from C-SPAN’s coverage as provided on the network’s website and DoD News.

To see the complete keynote address on C-SPAN visit here.


[Pictures Below: Admiral Michael Rogers, NSA/CSS & Chief, US Cyber Command; Gary Merry, CEO, Deep Run Security; Hamilton Turner, Senior Director of Research and Engineering, OptioLabs; Gregg Smith, CEO, OptioLabs; and, Marianne Bailey, Deputy Chief Information Officer, DoD]

The Washington Post – Cyber security conference beginning in Baltimore – October 20, 2016


The Baltimore Sun – Experts: Network and data security should be a C-suite concern October 21, 2016

The Baltimore Sun – NSA chief: Cyber adds ‘whole other dimension’ to Russia’s attempts to manipulate U.S. affairs – October 21, 2016

Executive Gov –Adm. Michael Rogers: Human Capital is Biggest Cyber Challenge – October 21, 2016

The Baltimore Business Journal – NSA director: Cybersecurity talent pipeline remains top challenge – October 20, 2016


The Baltimore Business Journal – Baltimore cybersecurity exec explains what caused the wave of attacks on Friday – October 21, 2016


The Baltimore Business Journal – Why government agencies, cyber companies need to evolve to attract millennials – October 21, 2016 (Subscription needed)


The Baltimore Business Journal – Cybersecurity degrees aren’t enough for today’s jobs, industry execs say – October 21, 2016 (Subscription needed)

The Business Desk.com –  Cyber security experts set to go Stateside – October 12, 2016

Defense.gov – Motivation, Talent Remain Strongest Elements of Network Defense – October 25, 2016

FederalNewsRadio.com – U.S. Cyber Command acquisition experiment begins broader cyber self-assessment – October 21, 2016

The Baltimore Business Journal – Want to make six figures? Local cyber salaries are expected to spike in 2017 – October 26, 2016

The Baltimore Sun- Millennials under-represented in federal workforce as a retirement boom looms – October 28, 2016


Ridge Global – Regional Cyber Groups Launch New Entity – CyberUSA – October 20, 2016

Delta Risk Blog – Sights and Sounds of CyberMaryland 2016 – October 22, 2016

Ray Longoria – CyberMaryland Conference 2016 Recap – October 22, 2016


CyberWire has added the coverage to their Event Coverage page: https://thecyberwire.com/cw_events.html

Direct link to #CyberMD2016 coverage: https://thecyberwire.com/events/cybermaryland2016/cybermaryland2016-event-coverage.html

Admiral Rogers article: https://thecyberwire.com/events/cybermaryland2016/human-capital-and-cyber-security-keynote-by-nsa-admiral-rogers.html

Michael Chertoff article: https://thecyberwire.com/events/cybermaryland2016/the-attackers-advantage-and-pervasive-connectivity-remarks-by-michael-chertoff.html

Comments/notes from some of the companies CyberWire spoke with at the event: https://thecyberwire.com/events/cybermaryland2016/innovation-and-international-cooperation-notes-from-cybermaryland-2016.html

Podcast Coverage:

On 10/20/16, CyberWire featured Tom Sadowski when their podcasted from the event: https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-10-20.html

On 10/21/16, CyberWire shared some advice from the Cyber Security Hall of Fame: https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-10-21.html

On 10/25/16, CyberWire caught up with Malcom Harkins of Cylance at the event and featured him this day: https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-10-25.html


CyberMaryland Panel: Shedding Light on the Dark Web, Threat Intelligence Enabled Workforce – October 28, 2016

Special thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, media representatives, and special guests who dedicated their time and expertise to making the event a success. Congratulations to the FBC team.

This document will be updated weekly with newly released coverage.

To learn more about PR Solutions’ services call Michelle Jackson, CEO at 678-548-2461 or email jacksonmichelle24@gmail.com.

10 Reasons Not to Miss CyberMaryland 2016


For the sixth year, the CyberMaryland Summit continues to offer a unique cyber security information sharing venue. Designed to bring together cyber technologists, job-seekers, educators, government and industry leaders, the two-day event was created to encourage cyber professionals to share their skills and expertise, network with other professionals from the region and beyond, and seek collaborative ways to address the most critical challenges facing the nation’s network security infrastructure.

Scheduled for October 20 and 21 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, CyberMaryland, a cyber conference, job fair, networking event and hall of fame dinner, will continue its mission to inform and educate hundreds of business, government and academic leaders.

Each year the conference attracts a host of cyber-savvy professionals. This year’s event is designed to inspire collaboration among network security professionals from across the US and abroad.

There are countless reasons not to miss the CyberMaryland Summit, but here’s our top 10:

  • Cyber-attacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year. CyberMaryland brings together cyber leaders who are focused on addressing the most pressing issues facing network security and the protection of national and global government and industry infrastructures.
  • More than 209,000 cyber security jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and job postings are up 74% over the past five years. CyberMaryland does its part to expose the next generation of cyber leaders to job seekers at companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Delta Risk, DISA, General Dynamics and many others during the Cyber Job Fair scheduled for October 20 from 11 am – 3 pm at the Hilton Baltimore.
  • Maryland is the epicenter of cyber security. Within a 50-mile radius of the host venue is federal agencies, academic institutions and business organizations that are mission critical to network security. CyberMaryland is held in the region’s cyber innovation hub – the “Mecca” of network security expertise.
  • The tools and skills required to combat cyber threats continue to evolve. CyberMaryland offers several sessions designed to showcase new cyber technologies. For the second year, the conference will host the Cyber Defense Toolbox, a session designed to highlight cyber tools no organization should be without. The panel will include: OptioLabs, Inc. (Baltimore, MD), SparkCognition, Inc. (Austin, TX), Flashpoint (New York, NY), Portnox (US & Israel) and root9B (Colorado Springs, CO). Furthermore, attendees can learn about Watson, IBM’s new technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.
  • Speakers are set to tackle cyber topics critical to the detection, protection, derailment and recovery from cyber-crimes. CyberMaryland is composed of seven forums – Cyber Risk, Cyber Education, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cyber Innovation, Insider Threats, Government Cyber Opportunities and Cyber Workforce – that are essential to educating the public about cyber security.
  • Every organization is at-risk, no matter the size. During the Cyber Risk Forum, attendees will learn about risk and vulnerabilities that threaten networks from all size organizations. No company or government agency is immune from cyber-crime.
  • Information sharing is key. The two-day conference is a platform for information sharing among key thought-leaders. This years’ roster of speakers include: Admiral 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; Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN); Graham Holmes, Senior Director, Advanced Security Initiatives Group, Cisco Systems; and Dante Disparte, Founder and CEO, Risk Cooperative. In addition, cyber leaders from CrowdStrike, T. Rowe Price, Forcepoint, Sonatype, KEYW Corporation, Lockheed Martin and Cylance will present during the conference. To see the complete list of speakers, visit the website.
  • Network, network, network. The night before the conference starts, hundreds of cyber leaders will meet and mingle at the CyberTini Networking Event hosted by bwtech@UMBC. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Center (Pier Five) in downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, attendees can connect with conference speakers and key cyber professionals.
  • Respect the Past, Protect the Future. The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame awards banquet will be held October 20 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore. Attendees can witness the induction of seven cyber pioneers into the Hall of Fame.
  • October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and there is no better place to learn about cyber security than CyberMaryland 2016.

Registration is available. Government employees attend free.

For more information contact Michelle D. Jackson, CyberMaryland Agenda Architect and Owner/CEO of PR Solutions LLC Strategic Marketing & Corporate Event Planning, www.prsolutions123.com, 678-548-2461, mjackson@cybermarylandconference.com.

Global Cyber Leaders set to convene at 6th Annual CyberMaryland Summit


Annual conference, industry showcase, job fair and National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.

(Baltimore, Md. – Sept. 13, 2016) – 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.;
  • 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

The conference has also attracted cyber leaders from the Department of Homeland Security, T. Rowe Price, CyberPatriot, Risk Cooperative, SANS Institute, Forcepoint, US Army Research Laboratory, Sonatype, Code.org and KEYW Corporation.

“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.”

CyberMaryland 2016 is comprised of the CyberMaryland Summit and Industry Showcase, the Cyber Job Fair, the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame awards banquet and the CyberTini Networking event. 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. on October 20 at the same location. The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame awards banquet will be held October 20 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore. The CyberTini Networking event will take place on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Center (Pier Five) in downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For more information on all CyberMaryland Summit events visit, https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/default.aspx.

The CyberMaryland 2016 includes seven forums designed for government contractors, business service providers, technology companies, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government agency officials. The forums include: Cyber Risk, Education, Workforce, Innovation, Threat Intelligence, Insider Threats, and Government Cyber Opportunities. Respected industry thought leaders will present workshops and panels on various topics. Scheduled sessions include: Top Cyber Concerns in the C-Suite, Restoring Data Integrity After a Destructive Malware or Ransomware Attack, and the Israel Innovation Exploration Roundtable. Additionally, for the second year, CyberMaryland will host the Cyber Defense Toolbox, a session designed to showcase technologies no cyber team should be without. This year’s panelists include technologists from OptioLabs, Inc. (Baltimore, MD), SparkCognition, Inc. (Austin, TX), Flashpoint (New York, NY), Portnox (US & Israel) and root9B (Colorado Springs, CO).

For information on becoming a CyberMaryland 2016 sponsor or exhibitor, contact Gabe Wollner at 240-841-2211 or Gabriel@fbcinc.com. CyberMaryland 2016 sponsors include Cisco Systems, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, Deep Run Security, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Federal Business Council, Inc., University of Maryland University College, LifeJourney, Northrop Grumman, Convergence Technology Consulting and the Maryland Department of Commerce. Follow conference updates, including announced speakers and exhibitors, on Twitter @CyberMaryland and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theCyberMD.


About The Cyber Maryland Summit

Launched in 2011, The CyberMaryland Summit 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, the 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. Now in its 6th 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. The Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC http://www.fbcinc.com) has produced The CyberMaryland Summit from its inception, providing capital, personnel and expertise to launch and grow the program. More than 2,500 people participated in 2015.  For more information, call (240) 841-2201 or email lindsay@fbcinc.com. Follow us on Twitter @CyberMaryland or LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theCyberMD.


About The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame is an organization that was created, and is being supported, by companies and organizations committed to recognizing the individuals who played a key role in the creation of the Cyber Security Industry. With a mission to respect the past and protect the future, the event highlights the major milestones in the industry’s 40-year history. The black-tie event is a celebration of cyber innovation attended by 300+ cyber leaders from across the country. Tickets are $250. To learn more visit, https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/hof.aspx.

 For more information, contact Michelle Jackson at 678-548-2461 or 240-841-2245.