DBED leads CyberMaryland delegation to RSA™, nation’s premier information security conference Maryland’s cyber companies, federal agencies and other partners will promote state’s cybersecurity sector

Baltimore, MD (March 30, 2015) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) will lead the CyberMaryland delegation at RSA™ 2015, the nation’s premier information security conference, to promote the National Cyber Center of Excellence, bwtech@umbc, the University System of Maryland and other state assets, as well  as Maryland’s cyber companies. The annual conference, which this year takes place April 20-24, draws more than 20,000 attendees, features renowned speakers and includes exhibits by many of the world’s leaders in cybersecurity.

CyberMaryland’s participation in the annual RSA™ conference is designed to leverage the state’s array of cybersecurity assets, attract new companies to the state, connect Maryland companies with capital and global opportunities, and protect the nation’s digital highway.  Throughout the conference, the state’s influence and innovations in cybersecurity will be showcased by speakers and presenters, exhibits, and in the CyberMaryland booth at the Moscone Convention Center. Among the Maryland-based cyber experts who will share their expertise are:

Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, NCCoE;
BGen Guy Walsh, USAF (Ret.), Technical Advisor, U.S. Cyber Command;
Avi Rubin, Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins University;
Jack Daniel, Strategist, Tenable Network Security;
Joshua Corman, Chief Technical Officer, Sonatype;
Evan Blair, Chief Operating Officer; James Foster, Chief Executive Officer; and Kenneth Geers, Senior Security Research Analyst, ZeroFOX; and
Ira Winkler, President, Secure Mentem.

Twenty Maryland companies – including Accuvant, Hexis Cyber Solutions and SafeNet – will be exhibiting their capabilities. Another – SecurityDo, located in College Park, Md. – is one of ten finalists in the Innovation Sandbox competition at RSA™.

Maryland has been well represented among Innovation Sandbox finalists since its inception. Sourcefire, which was acquired by Cisco in 2013, won the inaugural competition in 2005, Light Point Security finished second in 2013 and RedOwl Analytics won the 2014 competition. That level of achievement in a very competitive arena is just one indication of the thriving culture of imagination, innovation and invention in Maryland.

The Maryland delegation will host several events to inform experienced cyber warriors about job opportunities with Maryland companies, connect cyber companies with West Coast investors, and highlight the state’s vibrant cybersecurity sector.

For updates throughout RSA™ 2015, follow @MDBiz on Twitter.  Members of the Maryland delegation are available for inquiries and interview requests. For information, contact Maureen Kilcullen, Maureen.Kilcullen@Maryland.gov.

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