CyberMaryland 2019 Panels By LaunchTech


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The CyberMaryland Conference is a two-day event featuring expert panels, exhibitors, a cyber challenge, and a job fair, all organized by the Federal Business Council (FBC). This year’s conference will be held on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

With a theme of Cyber Threats, Nevermore: Unifying the Cyber Community in Maryland and Beyond in mind, the LaunchTech team is proud to have arranged THREE panels on Friday, December 6:

  1. Cybersecurity Titans of Maryland
  2. SYSTEM OVERLOAD: The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intel Scale Problem
  3. 21st Century Workforce Needs

Check out the abstracts and panelists below to get a taste of what to expect! 

Cybersecurity Titans of Maryland | 10:30-11:15am

Constellation A/B


Wayne Schepens Managing Director, LaunchTech Communications


Mike Janke CEO & Co-Founder, Data Tribe

Ron Gula Founder, Gula Tech Adventures

Eric Bednash Co-Founder & CEO, RackTop Systems

Navigating the startup world and extremely competitive cybersecurity market is no easy feat! As the Maryland area looks to foster the growth of emerging entrepreneurs and a growing cohort of cybersecurity companies, we need leadership to provide guidance, direction, and support. 

Join this conversation with several Cybersecurity Titans that have answered the call and continue to make a transformational impact on the startup community. Bring your questions or concerns and challenge this panel by providing insight that will help you take the next step!

SYSTEM OVERLOAD: The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intel Scale Problem | 11:45am-12:30pm

Constellation B


Stephen Babcock Assistant Editor,


Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer, Bandura Cyber

Chris Jacob Global Vice President, Threat Intelligence Engineering, ThreatQuotient

Anthony “Tony” Pernasilice Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Now more than ever, threat intelligence and information sharing have become a requirement to achieve successful security operations throughout every industry sector. Unfortunately, organizations continue to struggle with responding to attacks for lack of incident response plans and budgets. This has created a multidimensional threat intelligence scale problem that if left unaddressed, will expand the attack surface for organizations across the globe. 

This panel of industry experts will dissect the tried and true methods for executing on threat intelligence in a meaningful way. Join this session to uncover how existing network security controls have hindered enterprises’ ability to scale; debate the challenges for operationalizing threat intelligence and ensuring threat feeds are up to date, and unpack the human scale problem – will it take an army?

21st Century Workforce Needs | 1:30-2:15pm

Constellation B


Alex Galiani, Business Development


Jonas Gyllensvaan CEO, SyncDog

Ellison Anne Williams CEO, Enveil

Tom Martz, MasterPeace Software Engineer and Co-Founder, Yikes!

The needs of today’s workforce have evolved exponentially, and organizations must be prepared to efficiently and securely facilitate the completion of critical tasks that could require execution from any corner of the world. This requirement is made more complicated by the lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the job market and the ever-increasing requirement of business employees to text, email, and communicate globally around the clock. This panel will discuss three different case studies and the security considerations that should be made by organizations in order to stave off cyber threats.

– Managing device connectivity within the office
– Balancing productivity/security while working remotely
– Securely transmitting data from “the field”

These situations are likely to be encountered by a company who will have to respond to the needs of their workforce while also implementing safeguards that keep the business secure.


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See the full CyberMaryland 2019 Agenda.


Author : Kate D. Shapiro