Presented by: The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc., MD Department of Commerce, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, MD Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Regional Manufacturing Insitute of Maryland, TEDCO, Fort Meade Alliance, Maryland Tech Council
[The Awards Celebration takes place on Maryland Cyber Day after the Marketplace expo of cybersecurity product & service providers from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. To receive updates concerning the Marketplace, click here.]
Join us for the 3rd Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Awards – an exciting program and event that will highlight and celebrate the best and brightest of Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. We’ll honor companies, organizations, and individuals that have protected businesses and government agencies with their cutting-edge technologies; thwarted cyber criminals with their outstanding cybersecurity services; demonstrated exemplary knowledge, expertise, leadership and innovative thinking; or made a significant contribution to Maryland’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
Winners will be announced at the MD Cybersecurity Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the Maryland Live Hotel in Hanover, MD. Enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres and main course food stations with complimentary wine and beer. Cash bar will be available for mixed drinks.Dress code is business attire. Early bird tickets on sale through March 11. Final ticket purchase date: April 1, 2019. Tickets are non-refundable after March 20, 2019.
Interested in sponsoring this prestigious event? Details here.
5:00 – 7:00 pm Registration, Networking, Dinner & Cocktails*
7:00 – 8:00 pm Awards Program
8:00 pm Adjournment
* Food will be served at a variety of stations and is designed for eating while networking. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages included; cash bar available for mixed drinks. Bar and food stations will close at 7:30 pm.
SIGNATURE AWARDS CATEGORIES – CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE
Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year Award Sponsor this “Red Carpet” awards category. Details here.
Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Award Sponsor this “Red Carpet” awards category. Details here.
Cybersecurity Champion of the Year Award Sponsor this “Red Carpet” awards category. Details here.
Cybersecurity Company to Watch Award This award category is sponsored by Edwards Performance Solutions.
Cybersecurity Diversity Trailblazer Award Sponsor this “Red Carpet” awards category. Details here.
Cybersecurity Industry Resource Award Sponsor this “Red Carpet” awards category. Details here.
Cyber Warrior Woman of the Year Award Sponsor this “Red Carpet” awards category. Details here.
CYBERSECURITY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD CATEGORY – Sponsor this award category. Details here.
Up to three (3) finalists for each of the six (6) Signature Awards Categories will automatically be eligible for the People’s Choice Award (total finalists up to 18). Finalists will be announced by March 25 after which the general public will have the opportunity to vote on their ONE favorite finalist and view vote counts throughout the voting process up until 12 noon on March 27. Public voting will close at 3 PM on April 11, and the finalist with the most votes will be announced as the People’s Choice Winner at the conclusion of the April 11 Awards Celebration. Note: Nominees are ineligible to win in two consecutive years.
REGIONAL AWARDS CATEGORIES
Nominees for the Signature Awards categories will automatically be entered into the judging for the Regional Award for their respective county. The sponsor for each Regional award will create its own judging team, establish its own judging process and select its category winner to be announced at the Awards Celebration. Note: Not all counties will be presenting awards as there may be no nominees in some counties or no sponsor to host and manage the award for some counties.
Best of Anne Arundel County Award – This award is presented by Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.
Best of Baltimore City Award – Sponsor this award category. Details here.
Best of Baltimore County Award – This award is presented by Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development.
Best of Frederick County Award – This award is presented by Frederick County Office of Economic Development.
Best of Howard County Award – This award is presented by Howard County Chamber of Commerce.
Best of Montgomery County Award – Sponsor this award category. Details here.
Best of Prince George’s County Award – Sponsor this award category. Details here.
When do you stop accepting applications for each award?
The deadline to apply is February 28.
How do I nominate myself or someone else?
Nomination details here.
Is there a cost to nominate/be nominated?
There is no cost to nominate. Nominees must purchase a general attendance ticket to the April 11th Awards Celebration if they wish to attend the ceremony where the winners will be announced.
Can I be nominated for multiple awards?
Yes. However, please note that companies, organizations, and individuals can only win one award per year. The exception to this is the People’s Choice Award, which will be selected by the public from a list of the combined finalists from all awards categories.
When will I know if I have been selected?
Finalists for the Signature Awards categories will be announced by March 22. Winners will be announced at the April 11 Awards Ceremony.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend the Awards Celebration?
You must be 21 or older to attend. Please bring a valid form of ID.
Can I purchase tickets at the door the night of the Awards Celebration?
This event is expected to be a sell-out, so tickets will not be available for purchase at the door on the night of the Awards Celebration.
What are my parking options?
There is free garage parking at the Maryland Live Hotel.
What is the dress code?
The dress code for the evening is business attire.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email [email protected]