Cyber Montgomery

Thursday, May 22, 2014 The Universities at Shady Grove – Rockville, MD

Gain insight from Federal, State and Local government, academia and cyber-industry leaders from Montgomery County.

Join us on May 22nd as The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge provides the Keynote Address at the CyberMontgomery Industry Day & Expo in Rockville, MD.

Tom RidgeThomas Ridge is a U.S. Army veteran, a two-term Governor of Pennsylvania (1995-2001), the firstSecretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and aMontgomery County resident. Mr. Ridge is a sought after speaker and will address the CyberMontgomery attendees on Managing Cyber Risk and Building Trust to Protect our Critical Infrastructure.

This inaugural event will provide cyber professionals, members of federal, state and local government, entrepreneurs and academics a well rounded understanding of innovative cyber solutions, MD cybersecurity resources, finding business opportunities in Montgomery County and more

Highlighted below are a few more of the day’s sessions. Visit the event website at  to review the complete agenda and session abstracts.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

The Honorable Isiah (Ike) Leggett, Montgomery County The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, U.S. House of Representatives Philip Schiff, Tech Council of Maryland

Key Concerns of Top Cyber Executives

Dave Duvall, Discovery Communications Radu Marin, NIH Federal Credit Council J. Manuel Ocasio, Holy Cross Hospital Keith Young, Montgomery County Government

Innovative Cyber Solutions from Montgomery County

Rick Doten, CISO, DMI (Moderator) Mark McGovern, Founder & CEO,Mobile System 7 Nitin Mehrotra, CTO, RioRey John J. Prisco, President & CEO, Triumfant Gregg Smith, CEO, Koolspan

When is “Protection Money” a Necessity: Legal and Insurance Issues in Managing Cyber Financial Risk

Rachel Lavender, Senior VP, Marsh Ben Sady, Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLP Edward Tolchin, Principal, Offit|Kurman, P.A.

Creating the Cyber Generation: Education & Cyber Workforce Development

Rick Geritz, LifeJourney (Moderator) Dr. Amjad Ali, UMUC (USG Representative) Adam Firestone, Kaspersky Lab Government Security Solutions Toby Gouker, SANS Technology Institute Haden Land, Lockheed Martin Behnam (Ben) Shariati, UMBC & Universities at Shady Grove Silvia Vargas, Montgomery College

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Update

Donna Dodson, Division Chief, Computer Security Division and Deputy Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST

Montgomery County Workforce Services

Barbara Kaufmann, Montgomery County

How the NEW National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework can help you!

Benjamin Scribner, Department of Homeland Security

Finding Opportunities in Montgomery County

Applying DHS/NIST Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security Framework for Business Development

Steve Charles, Co-Founder & Exec VP, immixGroup

Closing Session: Maryland Cybersecurity Resources

Jeffrey Wells, Executive Director of Cyber Development, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development Maryland is the nation’s epicenter for cybersecurity and innovation. CyberMaryland is a dynamic community of cybersecurity entrepreneurs, academia, federal agencies, investors, technologists and seasoned industry leaders. Business, research, education, workforce and innovation all converge to create a critical mass for opportunity and growth.  Mr. Wells will provide a glimpse into current strategies, future projects and how the State is working together with its counties, such as Montgomery County, to strengthen Maryland’s position and generate new opportunities for cyber companies (and students) in the area. Event Info CyberMontgomery is open to all cyber security professionals from the federal agencies, academic institutions and the private sector located in Montgomery County; this includes executives, security managers and staff, IT professionals, developers of products and services and academic researchers. Cyber technology companies, universities, schools, banks, accounting firms, law firms, healthcare institutions and recruitment agencies are encouraged to join this initiative. If you have not done so already, please consider supporting the CyberMontgomery initiative while also positioning your company’s products and message in front of this unique mix of attendees. Learn more about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities . Visit the conference website  to learn more about this event and to register. To discuss attending or sponsoring this event, please call 800-878-2940 and speak to an FBC representative or contact Bernadette Goovaerts at

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