July 31, 2012 (Baltimore, MD) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October 2012, Maryland will host CyberMaryland 2012, a three-pronged conference, competition and celebration designed to showcase industry innovations, recognize cyber pioneers and groom the next generation of cyber experts.
Organized by a public-private partnership founded in response to the Governor’s original CyberMaryland strategic plan, and produced by the Federal Business Council, CyberMaryland 2012 will be anchored by the CyberMaryland Conference, the 2nd Annual Cyber Challenge & Competition, and the inaugural National Cyber Security Hall of Fame awards. The conference and competition will be held 8 am-5 pm October 16 and 17 at the Baltimore Convention Center and the Hall of Fame celebration dinner at the Four Seasons in Baltimore the evening of October 17.
The CyberMaryland Conference includes three tracks designed for government contractors, businesses services, technology companies, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government agency officials: Cyber Business; Cyber Innovation; and Cyber Generation. An industry showcase featuring three dozen exhibits and demonstrations will run concurrent to the sessions. Respected industry thought leaders will present workshops and panels on myriad topics. Scheduled sessions include Ethical Hacking, Cyber Security Basics, Selling to the U.S. Intelligence and Military Communities, and Best & Most Effective Contracting Vehicles for Cyber Products. Learn about registration details and see a complete schedule of workshops and speakers.
A featured activity of CyberMaryland 2012 is the Maryland Cyber Challenge & Competition (MDC3). Launched in 2011, the inaugural event attracted more than 300 high school, college and professional ‘code breakers’ to qualifying rounds. Like the inaugural event, the 2012 MDC3 will feature a progressing series of online competition with final live rounds, using the fun of the competition to teach participants the skills necessary to secure systems and defend against adversaries on an escalating basis.
CyberMaryland 2012 culminates Wednesday, October 17, when 350 industry leaders gather at the Four Season Hotel in Baltimore to celebrate information security pioneers and luminaries at the inaugural Cyber Security Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
For information on becoming a CyberMaryland 2012 sponsor or exhibitor, contact Gabe Wollner at 240-841-2211 or Gabriel@fbcinc.com. To reserve tickets for the Hall of Fame dinner, contact email@example.com. Follow conference updates, including announced speakers and exhibitors, on Twitter @CyberMaryland.