Ruppersberger to Kick Off Second Day of CyberMaryland 2012 Conference & “Hackathon”
(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) tomorrow will kick off the second day of the CyberMaryland 2012 conference, which is bringing together cyber leaders in government, business and academia. Following welcoming remarks, Congressman Ruppersberger will participate in a panel discussion on cyber policy and meet with exhibitors showcasing Maryland cyber products, services and programs.
As Ranking Member of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, Congressman Ruppersberger is deeply concerned about the threat of cyber attacks to both our national and economic security. The U.S. government has had critical defense files stolen in the past, including details about U.S. fighter jets, missile systems and unmanned drones. In the private sector, cyber crimes are costing American businesses $300 billion each year in stolen trade secrets, according to the U.S. Cyber Command.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Who: Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, UMBC
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Where: Baltimore Convention Center (West Building, 3rd Floor)
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
For media credentials, contact Maureen Kilcullen of CyberMaryland at 410-767-1794.