23 Maryland cyber experts to watch for at RSA
Marylanders are in good company at RSA 2015, the nation’s premier information security conference, held this week in San Francisco.
The conference is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees, including dozens of representatives of Maryland-based cybersecurity companies, federal agency officials and higher education. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development‘s (DBED) cyber development team is also hard at work at RSA promoting the State’s vibrant cybersecurity community.
Several members of this community will be showcased as speakers and panelists during RSA events. Kicking off the conference today, Gregg Smith, CEO of the Baltimore-based anti-malware company Optio Labs, spoke during DBED’s Cyber Investment Breakfast.
Also participating in RSA events are four representatives from Baltimore-based ZeroFOX, which protects organizations against threats on social media. They include founder and CEO James Foster, chief operating officer Evan Blair, senior security research analyst Kenneth Geers and Johns Hopkins University professor Avi Rubin, Ph.D., who serves on the Board of Advisors.
College Park-based SecurityDo, will be showcased as one of ten finalists in RSA’s prestigious Innovation Sandbox competition, which has a history of spotlighting Maryland companies. Sourcefire, which was acquired by Cisco in 2013, won the first-ever competition in 2005, Light Point Security finished second in 2013 and RedOwl Analytics won the 2014 competition.
Additional Maryland-based RSA speakers and panelists include:
- James Christiansen, Vice President, Information Risk Management, Accuvant
- Christopher Romeo, Chief Security Advocate, Cisco Systems
- Jyoti Verma, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems
- John Inglis, Board Advisor to Securonix and Former NSA Deputy Director
- Tom Conkle, Cybersecurity Engineer, G2 Inc.
- Greg Witte, Senior Security Engineer, G2 Inc.
- Gib Sorebo, Chief Cybersecurity Technologist, Leidos
- Mark McGovern, CEO, Mobile System 7
- Jon Boyens, Senior Advisor for Information Security, NIST
- Jeff Cichonski, Information Security Engineer, NIST
- Joshua Franklin, Information Security Engineer, NIST
- Michael Garcia, Deputy Director, NSTIC, NIST
- Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Policy Advisor, NIST
- Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST
- Ira Winkler, President, Secure Mentem
- Joshua Corman, Chief Technical Officer, Sonatype
- Jack Daniel, Strategist, Tenable Network Security
- BGen Guy Walsh, USAF (Ret.), Technical Advisor, U.S. Cyber Command