January 30, 2019 (Baltimore, MD) – The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) has joined forces with some of Maryland’s largest business organizations to present Maryland Cyber Day (MCD) on April 11, 2019 at the Maryland Live! Hotel in Hanover, MD. MCD is designed to showcase and celebrate Maryland’s cybersecurity industry and provide a means for businesses, government entities and nonprofit organizations to connect on one day, in one location, with the state’s cybersecurity solution providers. Partner organizations include Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, Fort Meade Alliance, MD Department of Commerce, MD Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MD Tech Council, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland and TEDCO.
This year, Maryland Cyber Day will be a combination of two events, the MD Cyber Day Marketplace from 1:30-4:30 p.m. followed by the MD Cybersecurity Awards Celebration from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Marketplace will feature a cybersecurity innovation showcase highlighting 10 of Maryland’s most innovative cybersecurity technologies, an expo arena with over 100 of Maryland’s cybersecurity product and service providers, technology demos, “Ask an Expert” Information Stations and a Fireside Chat with two industry experts led by Mike Janke, Co-founder of DataTribe. The Awards Celebration will recognize companies, individuals and organizations judged to have developed the most innovative technologies, offered outstanding services or performed exemplary work in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. This year’s casino-themed Awards event is being brought to Maryland via the support of Point3 Security and EZShield whose representatives will be emceeing the night’s festivities.
“We’re collaborating on our annual Maryland Cyber Day with organizations that represent businesses of varying sizes across all industry sectors that may need help identifying best-fit cybersecurity solutions, whether that be services or products” says Stacey Smith, CAMI’s President & CEO. “Many cybersecurity programs offered throughout the year educate Maryland businesses on how to become more cyber-secure, but most don’t provide direct access to a wide range of resources that can assist in that process. Our state is home to hundreds of the most innovative and skilled cybersecurity technology and service providers, and our MD Cyber Day Marketplace is the one-stop-shop for businesses to connect directly with them in one place.”
This is the second year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Greater Maryland has partnered with CAMI to present the MD Cyber Day Marketplace. The organization represents over 2,600 small to mid-size companies, many of whom look to the BBB and others for help identifying ways to ensure that they are cyber-secure. “BBB is passionate about cybersecurity. With an average cost of $148 per record, I don’t know too many businesses that would survive if their data was compromised,” said Angie Barnett, President & CEO. “Attending MD Cyber Day is a great opportunity to gain exposure to local resources that can help you protect employee, and customer data.”
The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore represents more than 50 of the Greater Baltimore region’s largest businesses and is a new partner organization on the Marketplace this year. Says CEO Michele Whelley of EAGB’s decision to be part of this program, “EAGB views cybersecurity as a critical component of the Greater Baltimore Region’s thriving technology industry, an industry sector that drives growth in all other industry sectors, directly and indirectly. We are so pleased to support MD Cyber Day, an event that celebrates the cybersecurity industry, as part of our mission to market the significant assets and opportunities throughout the region.”
The cybersecurity companies taking part in the Maryland Cyber Day Marketplace offer products and services for nonprofit organizations, small to large commercial businesses and local, state and federal government agencies. Individuals responsible for the cybersecurity architecture, decisions, purchasing and/or procurement at their respective organization, business or agency are invited to attend the MD Cyber Day Marketplace at no cost.
“If businesses choose to attend just one cybersecurity program this year, we suggest the MD Cyber Day Marketplace be it. Maryland’s cybersecurity providers will be there in full force, ready and willing to help in any way they can,” comments Smith.
More details for the Maryland Cyber Day Marketplace and Awards Celebration can be found at www.MDcyber.com/CyberDay.
About the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) is a nationally-unique non-profit organization formed in 2015 to identify Maryland’s cybersecurity providers and connect them with businesses, organizations and government entities that need cybersecurity solutions. CAMI operates a searchable online directory of over 400 of the state’s cybersecurity product and service companies at www.MDcyber.com/listings and hosts a variety of programs throughout the year to provide face-to-face connection opportunities. Also nationally unique is CAMI’s skills-based cybersecurity jobs platform (www.MDcyberjobs.com) that connects job seekers with Maryland cybersecurity career opportunities and training entities that can provide the skills, certifications and experience needed for jobs of interest.