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Congressman Ruppersberger, Governor O'Malley to Address CyberMaryland Conference
[October 25, 2014]

Congressman Ruppersberger, Governor O'Malley to Address CyberMaryland Conference

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BALTIMORE, Oct. 24 -- The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development issued the following news release: DBED Secretary Dominick Murray today announced that U.S. Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Governor Martin O'Malley will address educators, students and representatives of federal, state and local government and the cybersecurity industry during the two-day Cyber Maryland Conference. Both Congressman Ruppersberger and Governor O'Malley are scheduled to deliver opening remarks beginning at 8:30 a.m. on October 30 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

"Governor O'Malley launched the CyberMaryland initiative in January 2010 to position the state as the epicenter of cybersecurity," said Secretary Murray. "Since then, both Congressman Ruppersberger and Governor O'Malley have worked diligently to ensure that the United States addresses the challenges and embraces the opportunities presented by cybersecurity. We are very pleased that they are joining us at the fourth annual CyberMaryland Conference." Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and selected as one of America's 10 Best College Presidents by Time Magazine in 2008, will moderate "Developing the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors" at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 29. Students at UMBC, named the nation's #1 up-and-coming university by U.S. News and World Report, will comprise the panel and share their insight into why they chose a career in cybersecurity, what they have experienced thus far, and what they are seeking in pursuing a career in the field.

Other sessions, panels and moderators include: Accelerating Maryland's Culture of Innovation Kris Valerio Shock, executive director, Chesapeake Regional Tech Council So You Want to Start a Cybersecurity Company? Now What? Ermis Sfaklyanudis, president and CEO, Cyber Reliant Corporation More than Money: What Role Does Financing Play and How Much Should You Raise? Thomas Dann, managing director of equity funds, Maryland Venture Fund Recruiting and Retaining the STEM Workforce Deborah Bonanni, vice president of intel strategic relations, Intelligent Decisions Inc.

The Journey from Commercialization to Sustainability Chris Fedde, president, Hexis Cyber Solutions Collaborative Approaches to Improve Deployment and Use of Cybersecurity Strategies Nate Lesser, deputy director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence "Cybersecurity is one of the country's top priorities and an area of tremendous growth and potential for individuals, investors and entrepreneurs," said Jeffrey Wells, DBED's executive director of cyber development. "For those interested in any aspect of cybersecurity - whether protecting data, detecting intrusions, developing technologies, connecting with investors, or exploring career opportunities - the CyberMaryland conference is a one-stop shop." The conference is the signature event of CyberMaryland 2014, a multi-faceted conference, competition, cyber hiring event, and awards celebration designed to showcase industry innovations, connect military veterans with cybersecurity jobs, recognize cyber pioneers and groom the next generation of cyber experts. For the full conference agenda and information on all related events, visit

Media may attend the CyberMaryland Conference at no charge. For the appropriate registration code, email [email protected].

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