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MD Cybersecurity Summit Will Address America’s Digital Threats

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) will host a cybersecurity summit this Thursday in Annapolis. The public panel of politicians, civil servants, educators and entrepreneurs will address preparing for and defeating the country’s online dangers.

“There is no greater threat to the safety and security of Americans right now than the cyber vulnerabilities of the systems that support our daily lives, from our drinking water and our power supply, to our railroads and air traffic controls,” Hogan said in a press release. “As the cyber capital of America, Maryland is proud to host this summit.”

Hogan will start the meeting with opening remarks. These three sessions will follow:

  • A Federal Perspective: Setting a National Cybersecurity Agenda
  • A State Perspective: Building a Cybersecurity Ecosystem
  • A Private Sector Perspective: Championing Innovation and Collective Defense

Residents can tune into the event at this link. Attendees in Annapolis are expected to include:

  • Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber & Emerging Tech at National Security Council, The White House
  • General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
  • Herbert J. Stapleton, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Cyber Operations Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Retired General Keith Alexander, Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO of Iron Net
  • Dr. Mohan Suntha, President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System
  • Dr. Keith Bowman, Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, UMBC
  • Daniel R. Ennis, Executive Director of the University of Maryland Cyber Initiative and CEO of DRE Consulting
  • Kevin Perkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Exelon CISO
  • Robert Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Dragos
  • Timothy Blute, Director at the Center for Best Practices at the National Governors Association
  • Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures.

Others are expected to attend virtually:

  • U.S. Rep. John Katko, (R-NY), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas)
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-Louisiana)
  • Retired Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former United States Director of National Intelligence
  • Phyllis Schneck, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman
  • Tina Williams-Koroma, President and CEO, TCecure CEO.

Hogan also held the Annapolis Infrastructure Summit in April. That conference brought together more than 25 politicians to discuss a federal infrastructure and public investment package.

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