Commerce leads CyberMaryland delegation to RSA Conference
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The Maryland Department of Commerce will lead the CyberMaryland delegation to RSA™ 2016, the nation’s premier information security conference, for the fifth consecutive year.
Headed by Col. Kenneth McCreedy, USA (Ret.), director of cyber development for Maryland Commerce, the delegation includes Maryland cyber companies, federal agencies, academic institutions, and other partners. The group will promote the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, bwtech@umbc, the University System of Maryland, and other state assets.
Held annually in San Francisco, RSA™ 2016 takes place this year from February 29-March 4. The conference features renowned speakers, exhibits by world leaders in information assurance, and draws more than 30,000 attendees.
“Our team is looking forward to spreading the word about Maryland’s vibrant cybersecurity community,” said Col. McCreedy, the former commander of Fort George G. Meade. “Proximity to the U.S. Cyber Command and other federal agencies – complemented by a thriving entrepreneurial environment, a highly-trained workforce, and an array of tax credits and other incentives – make Maryland a great place for cyber companies to grow and thrive.”
CyberMaryland’s participation in the RSA™ conference is designed to leverage the many cybersecurity assets in Maryland, attract new business to the state, and connect Maryland companies with capital as well as global opportunities. The CyberMaryland delegation will interact with U.S. and international companies, meet with colleges and universities to inform students about cyber careers in Maryland, and promote Maryland’s vibrant cybersecurity sector.
Throughout the conference, Maryland’s initiative, influence, and innovations will be showcased by speakers and presenters, through exhibits, and in the CyberMaryland booth at the Moscone Center. Sharing their expertise are Maryland-based cyber experts, including:
- Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence;
- Marty Roesch, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cisco Systems Security Business Group;
- Thomas Conkle, Cybersecurity Engineer, G2 Inc.;
- Ira Winkler, President, SecureMentem;
- Matthew Alderman, Vice President of Strategy, Tenable Network Security;
- Rodney Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST;
- Matthew Green, Professor, Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute; and
- Ian Amit, Vice President, and Spencer Wolfe, Head Security Research Writer, ZeroFOX.
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, will deliver remarks on March 1 at 10:40 a.m. The U.S. Cyber Command, established at Fort Meade, Md., in 2010, and NSA, located at Fort Meade for more than 50 years, are among the Maryland-based federal agencies engaged in cybersecurity and related activities.
Approximately 20 Maryland companies – including Bricata, Cisco Systems, Fidelis Cybersecurity, ManTech Cyber Solutions International, RedOwl, Tenable Network Security, and ZeroFOX – will exhibit their capabilities.
For updates throughout RSA™ 2016, follow @MDBiz on Twitter. Col. McCreedy and other members of the CyberMaryland delegation are available for inquiries and interviews. For information, contact Maureen Kilcullen, Maureen.Kilcullen@Maryland.gov, (cell) 410-206-7171.