Cross Tech draws international cybersecurity crowd to Maryland
Some 200 cybersecurity executives from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom gathered in Annapolis in mid-June for Cross Tech, a two-day conference at which attendees discussed cyber solutions and showcased collaborations in information assurance between the private and public sectors.
The event, held June 10 and 11 at the U.S. Naval Academy, was part of Maryland’s bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 and celebrated the evolution of Canada and the United Kingdom from adversaries of the United States to the invaluable allies they are today.
Cross Tech featured presentations by top cybersecurity officials and executives, including Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command; Rear Admiral David G. Simpson, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency; Charlie McMurdie, former detective superintendent of Scotland Yard; Michael Daniel, President Obama’s cybersecurity coordinator; and Steve Hawkins, Raytheon vice president and general manager of cyber.
Cyber executives from Canada and the United Kingdom were also given the opportunity to present their technologies and companies to U.S. experts in hopes of developing international connections, partnerships and business opportunities.