Top Anne Arundel County Cyber Companies to Promote Security Products and Expertise at RSA 2017 Conference


Annapolis, Maryland – (February 6, 2017) – Anne Arundel County’s most prominent security technology entrepreneurs and companies will be showcasing their products and expertise at RSA 2017 in San Francisco. The conference, which runs from February 13 to 17, is one of the foremost gatherings for technologists, investors and cyber industry professionals.

Anne Arundel County is home to Fort Meade and prominent cyber defense agencies such as the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). These assets along with the county’s highly skilled workforce and proximity to Washington, D.C., make it a premiere location for cyber security businesses. Representatives from Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) will attend the conference to highlight business development opportunities and promote county based cyber security companies.

Highlights of the Anne Arundel County delegation’s activities include but are not limited to the following:

Ira Winkler, CEO, Secure Mentem
Presentation: The Human Exploitation Kill Chain
February 14, 2017, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM, Moscone West – 2006
February 15, 2017, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM, Moscone West – 2001
Mr. Winkler’s presentation will detail how technology, process and awareness should combine to stop human failings. A frequent presenter at the RSA Conference, he is President of the Internet Security Advisors Group and a highly regarded cyber security expert. Mr. Winkler is the author of the 2016 book “Advanced Persistent Security: A Cyberwarfare Approach to Implementing Adaptive Enterprise Protection, Detection, and Reaction Strategies.” The book is an analysis of information security risks and challenges to organizations as well as a presentation of how entities can develop and prioritize appropriate countermeasures. Mr. Winkler will be signing his book during an appearance at the RSA Conference Bookstore in Moscone South on Thursday, February 16, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

Matthew Smith, Security Engineer, G2 Inc.
Panel: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Who, What, Where
February 16, 2017, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM, Moscone North – 131
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework has become the closest thing our community has to a universal language of enterprise risk. Mr. Smith, of G2, Inc., in Annapolis Junction, will moderate this panel featuring a broad range of stakeholders who will discuss examples of enterprises that have adopted the NIST CSF. The group will talk about their experiences, the benefits and security improvements seen, and also describe how the CSF is evolving based on community feedback.

Comtech Command & Control Technologies™: CYBRScore® Skills Assessment Product
Location: Moscone North Expo #N3136
Annapolis-based Comtech Command & Control Technologies will be promoting its new CYBRScore Skills Assessment Product at the company’s booth at the RSA Conference. This virtual computer-skills assessment is designed to accurately evaluate an organization’s cyber security workforce using NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. CYBRScore Skills Assessments use practical, hands-on scenarios to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). A valuable tool for companies, recruiters and professionals alike, benefits include:
• Accurate measurement of employee competencies
• Building of team skills with tailored training
• Prevention of costly hiring errors
• Offset of liability
• Demonstration of compliance

For a video demonstration of the CYBRScore Skills Assessment, click here. CYBRScore is a premium, performance-based cyber skills training and assessment products group that quantifies a user’s ability to defend a network. They creates the complete end-to-end experience, delivering targeted, outcome-oriented cyber security training experiences that provide users with confidence to get the job done.

Ermis Sfakiyanudis, CEO, Trivalent
Presentation on Next Generation Data Protection
American Growth Capital Partners’ 13th Annual West Coast InfoSec & Broader Technology Growth Conference
Location: 10:45 AM – Park Central Hotel
A past participant in RSA’s Innovation Sandbox competition, Mr. Sfakiyanudis will be highlighting Trivalent’s expertise in Next Generation Data Protection™ with a presentation at this conference hosted by American Growth Capital Partners. The event, which takes place from February 13 to 14, is a premier showcase for private technology companies and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Sfakiyanudis’ presentation comes on the heels of the Trivalent’s announcement in January on its expansion into new commercial markets such as healthcare, credit card processing, public safety and critical infrastructure. The company’s data protection employs a defense-in-depth approach that goes beyond full-disk encryption and file-state monitoring. The security and privacy protection stays with data at all times whether it is saved on a device or in cloud storage, in-rest, in-use or in-transit. Trivalent’s data protection technology, Data Alchemy™, employs a defense-in-depth approach that goes beyond full-disk encryption and file-state monitoring.