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Picture 1: Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year, Enveil. Award category sponsored by PSA Insurance and Financial Services.

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 MARYLAND CYBERSECURITY AWARD WINNERS

300 attend 2nd annual awards celebration

On Tuesday, March 27th, the nonprofit Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI), in partnership with PNC Bank and Point3 Security, hosted the 2nd Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration. Before a sold-out crowd of 300 attendees at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, 13 awards were presented to Maryland companies, organizations and individuals judged to have outstanding cybersecurity products, services and/or programs or to have made a substantial contribution to Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. To view pictures from the event click here. More to come soon.

Following opening remarks from CAMI’s Executive Director Stacey Smith, and CAMI Chairperson and President & CEO of Edwards Performance Solutions, Gina Abate, the program began with congratulatory videos from Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Governor Larry Hogan expressing their support of Maryland’s cybersecurity ecosystem. Next, CAMI Chairperson and President & CEO of Edwards Performance Solutions, Gina Abate, unveiled CAMI’s new “Connect to Protect” program, a brief multi-media presentation designed to educate business leaders at industry trade organization events, Chambers of Commerce meetings, Rotary member luncheons, and other business gatherings. A high-impact video and simple helpful cybersecurity tips presented in as few as 20 minutes by an experienced cybersecurity professional will arm businesses with the knowledge and resources needed to begin, expand or accelerate their efforts to make their businesses cyber-secure.

The evening’s program was co-emceed by Evan Dornbush, Co-Founder & CEO of Point3 Security, and Jay Turakhia, Vice President in the Corporate & Institutional Banking division, Greater Maryland Market for PNC Bank, and included remarks and award announcements from the following:

  • Rosa Cruz, Vice President, Communications, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
  • Robel Worku, Business Development Specialist, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
  • Brian Levine, Vice President, Greater Baltimore Committee
  • Will Anderson, Director, Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development
  • Leonardo McClarty, President & CEO, Howard County Chamber of Commerce
  • Heather Gramm, Frederick County Office of Economic Development
  • Spencer Wilcox, Director of Security Strategy, Risk and Assurance, Exelon Corporation
  • Michael Ryan, CEO, South River Technologies
  • Brian Hubbard, Director, Commercial Strategic Business Unit, Edwards Performance Solutions
  • John Leitch, President & CEO, Winquest Cybersecurity
  • Darrell Laffoon, Vice President of Technology, EZShield
  • Mike Volk, Vice President, Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
  • Ron and Cyndi Gula, Co-Founders, Gula Tech Adventures

And the 2018 Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration winners are:

For more information contact [email protected] or 443-844-0047.

Picture 2: Cybersecurity Defender of the Year – CSIOS Corporation. Award category sponsored by EZShield.
Picture 3: Cybersecurity Champion of the Year – Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director, [email protected] Award category sponsored by South River Technologies.
Picture 4: Cybersecurity Company to Watch Winner – Cyber Crucible. Award category sponsored by Edwards Performance Solutions.

Photo Notes
Picture 1: (left to right) Gina Abate, Chairperson, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. and President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions; Mike Volk, Vice President Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services; Jacob Wilder, Security Architect, Enveil; Jay Turakhia, Vice President in the Corporate & Institutional Banking division, PNC Bank.
Picture 2: (left to right) Gina Abate, Chairperson, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. and President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions; Darrell Laffoon, Vice President of Technology, EZShield; Cesar Pie, President & CEO, CSIOS Corporation; Barry Cox, Chief Compliance Officer, CSIOS Corporation; Evan Dornbush, Co-Founder & CEO; Point3 Security.
Picture 3: (left to right) Gina Abate, Chairperson, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. and President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions; Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director, [email protected]; Michael Ryan, CEO, South River Technologies; Evan Dornbush, Co-Founder & CEO, Point3 Security.
Picture 4: (left to right) Gina Abate, Chairperson, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. and President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions; Dennis Underwood, CEO, Cyber Crucible; Brian Hubbard, SBU Director,  Edwards Performance Solutions; Jay Turakhia, Vice President in the Corporate & Institutional Banking division, PNC Bank.

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