October 12, 2017: This week, Eccalon CEO Andre Gudger gave remarks to Maryland’s cybersecurity community at the CyberMaryland Annual Conference in Baltimore. In line with this year’s theme, Mr. Gudger’s discussion revolved around the new role of Chief Information Security Officers as corporate leaders.
Maryland is recognized as a cybersecurity leader both nationally and internationally. With over 10 million cyber hacks a day resulting in an annual worldwide cost of over $100 billion puts the United States at risk. With that, the state has developed cybersecurity experts, training programs, products, and infrastructure.
“Today, more than ever, it is critical that our scientific, industrial, and government communities work closely together to find solutions to the ever-evolving cyber challenges our enterprises and nation face. We should all take advantage of events like todays to bring together industry leaders and researchers around finding ways to ward off advanced cyber techniques and sophisticated threats that aim to adversely impact America’s industrial base and economic interests” said Gudger.
The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual two-day event presented by the Federal Business Council with the aim of developing the state’s cyber assets on both a human and technological side.
Last year alone, tens of millions of Americans had their identities and their personal assets threatened or compromised. Ensuring the U.S. has the workforce, technology, and resources to protect its citizens, businesses, infrastructure, intellectual property is of paramount importance; Maryland continues to be a leader on this front.