CAMI’s Board of Directors has established the following mission-driven committees to serve as thought leaders and facilitators to forward the most important initiatives for the benefit of Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. Each Committee has an experienced Chairperson and committee members who meet regularly to strategize and take action. Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected]
Chair: Gina Abate, President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions
Vice Chair: Spencer Wilcox, Director of Security Strategy, Risk and Assurance, Exelon Corporation
Secretary: Gregg Smith, CEO, Silent Circle
Treasurer: Jay Turakhia, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank
Asst. Treasurer: Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions
Evan Dornbush, CEO, Point3 Security
Joseph J. Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
Strategic Partnerships Committee
With cybersecurity damages now measured in the trillions of dollars and most of the world inadequately protected, the Strategic Partnership Committee actively collaborates with other key organizations in Maryland to leverage our State’s collective assets for the benefit of our outstanding local cybersecurity industry and to help ensure the cybersecurity of the state and its businesses. Partner organizations include industry trade groups, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, military and government installations in Maryland as well as higher education institutions. A key priority for this committee is activating Partner organization support in educating their members of the urgency for cybersecurity protection and the availability and excellent capabilities of our local industry to meet their needs.
Chair: Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM)
Yossi Appleboum, CEO, Sepio Systems, Inc.
Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine
Steve Chafitz, President, e-End
Darrell Laffoon, Vice President of Technology, EZShield
Ken McCreedy, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce
Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
Gregg Smith, CEO, Silent Circle
The Advisory Council serves as a resource for CAMI members in moving their businesses forward; provides insight to Board regarding industry trends and key events; helps CAMI align with member and industry needs; and provides guidance on key areas for CAMI’s growth (e.g., regulatory, legislative, programming).
Chair: Pete Gouldmann, PMP, CISSP, CISM, Cybersecurity Risk Management – U. S. Government
CAMI’s important efforts on behalf of our state’s cybersecurity companies and industry require funding. Though operating as a ‘lean and mean sales and marketing machine,’ operations are at full capacity with dozens of events and programs and extensive marketing, and more dollars are needed to expand these important efforts. The Sponsorship/Grants Committee is charged with working closely with the Executive Director to pursue sponsorships and grants.
Co-Chairs: TBD (Sponsorships): Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director & President, UMBC Research Park Corporation (Grants)
Cyber Workforce Committee
With a growing demand for cybersecurity comes an increased need for a qualified cybersecurity workforce. The skilled workforce is needed by cybersecurity companies, private businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. A shortage of trained cybersecurity workers means too many enterprises are inadequately protected and vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and breaches which could result in losses – both financial and reputational and even the catastrophic loss of lives. The Cyber Workforce Committee leads CAMI’s efforts to provide thought leadership, develop initiatives and work with other organizations to address the challenges of training, identifying and recruiting a qualified cybersecurity workforce to meet the needs of businesses, organizations and government entities in Maryland.
Chair: Evan Dornbush, Founder/CEO, Point3 Security
Paul Champion, President, TranZed Apprenticeship Services
Kent Malwitz, President, UMBC Training Centers
Jim Smith, III, Adjunct Professor, UMUC
Ken Sevec, Senior Technical Recruiter, Kaizen Approach, Inc.
Amy Rupp, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC)
Tracy Tippie, Human Resources Manager, Sealing Technologies, Inc.
Most businesses are generally aware of cybersecurity challenges but are not well-informed on the severity of risk to their own business or where to go to find the solutions they need. And with busy schedules, it’s difficult to get most of them to attend cybersecurity events. The Speakers Bureau addresses all of these challenges by sending experts to provide educational talks at large and small business gatherings. The Speakers use CAMI’s entertaining new multimedia presentation to inform and persuade business executives to take action by turning to CAMI and its hundreds of cybersecurity providers as a resource. This ‘road show’ capability will, in time, connect thousands of Maryland businesses and government entities to local cybersecurity companies and will help ensure Maryland’s overall cybersecurity.
Chair: Mike Volk, Vice President Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Mark Miraglia, Cyber Program Manager, MD Department of Commerce
Diversity in Cyber Committee
Research confirms that diversity contributes directly to organizational success. CAMI is actively involved in initiating and participating in activities to increase the participation of women and minorities in the globally-urgent and high-pay cybersecurity industry. The Diversity in Cyber Committee is charged with developing strategies that CAMI can execute including direct outreach to diverse groups as well as cooperation with other organizations playing a role in increasing diversity in the cybersecurity industry.
Co-Chairs: Christina Majernik, Senior Vice President, Domain5 ; Gwen Greene, President/CEO, Applied Information Technology (AiTech)
Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine
Christina Cooper CEH, Sec+, CEO, OmniCyber Solutions
Jennifer Eiben, The CyberWire
Marcelle Lee, CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group
Legislative Affairs Committee
Maryland recognizes cybersecurity as one of the most critical industries in the state. Each year, the State’s elected officials consider legislation that directly impacts the industry. CAMI’s Legislative Committee tracks legislative initiatives, analyzing their impact on CAMI members and the industry as a whole, and determines those that require specific action from CAMI. Whether that action is written or oral support for or against pending legislation or personal outreach to individual elected officials with the help of a Government Relations firm, it is this committee that synthesizes and delivers CAMI’s voice to the state capital of Annapolis.
Chair: Mike Binko, Founder & Chair, Startup Maryland
Gregg Smith, CEO, SilentCircle