Maryland - Epicenter of Cybersecurity
Maryland is recognized as a cybersecurity leader - nationally and internationally. The state has developed cybersecurity experts, education and training programs, technology, products, systems and infrastructure. With over 10 million cyber hacks a day resulting in an annual worldwide cost of over $100 billion, the United States is at risk. Last year alone, tens of millions of Americans had their identities and their bank accounts threatened or compromised. Ensuring that our nation has the workforce, technology and resources to protect our citizens, businesses, infrastructure, intellectual property and more is of paramount importance. Maryland continues to be a leader on this front.
Many of the agencies that are focused on this important task are centered here in Maryland including the NSA, Cyber Command and NIST. More venture funds are deployed for cybersecurity companies in Maryland than in any other state. Maryland awards over $1,000,000 per year in start-up funding for cyber innovation businesses. More than 15 Cyber Incubators exist in Maryland offering start-up support for innovation. The cybersecurity and STEM workforce of today and the future is here in Maryland. The most highly-rated school systems in the country are also located here. Government agencies in Maryland employ more mathematicians than any other organization in the world, and there are 16 NSA-DoD National Centers of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity in Maryland. This is an ecosystem built for cybersecurity innovation and job growth.
As the Nation’s epicenter for cybersecurity, Maryland convenes local, national and international entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students, enterprises and government officials each year at the CyberMaryland Conference. Join us for CyberMaryland 2014 on October 29th & 30th at the Baltimore Convention Center in support of this year’s Conference focus - Collaborate, Innovate and Educate.
CyberMaryland 2014 will feature exciting, renowned speakers and entrepreneurs who will provide new insights on innovation, entrepreneurship and educational and trending topics. An Innovators Exhibit Showcase, the Maryland Cyber Challenge, a veterans-focused Cyber Job Fair with Resume Clinic, an Innovators And Investors Match-Making program and the Cyber Security Hall of Fame Awards Dinner are also part of the Conference program. Additionally, new this year, Conference attendees will have the opportunity to continue networking at the fun MaryLand of Opportunity Party
Attend CyberMaryland 2014 and prepare to be inspired, enlightened and armed with ideas, connections, solutions and tools ready to be put into action!
Click here to view the CyberMaryland 2014 Press Release