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Cybersecurity Pros Cover Vital Cyber Practices

Cybersecurity: Ongoing Discipline

Cybersecurity Protocol Requires Continual Scrutiny and Updating

You're only as strong as your weakest link.”
— Ira Kolmaister, President, Network Alarm Corporation
GAITHERSBURG, MD, USA, September 17, 2018 / -- Gaithersburg Economic Development, the State of Maryland’s Department of Commerce and the Technology Development Corporation of Maryland (TEDCO) helped organize a cybersecurity panel for small and medium sized business owners.

Top cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security and Maryland-based cybersecurity firms have banded together to help protect local businesses from hacking. That was the hot topic at a panel discussion yesterday hosted by Launch Workplaces and sponsored by local and state economic development professionals.

Major themes included the importance of protecting clients and the supply chain. In the words of one panelist, "You're only as strong as your weakest link." Panelists said cybersecurity protocol requires continual scrutiny and updating.

Panelists included:

Markus Rauschecker, J.D. CyberSecurity Program Director
University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security
Ira Kolmaister, President, Network Alarm Corporation
Yossi Appleboum, CEO, SEPIO Systems
Ken Stalder, CEO, Sherpas Cyber Security Group

Moderator, Ellen Cornelius, Senior Law & Policy Analyst
University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

The panel discussion began at 3:30 with a networking with wine tasting from 5:00 until 6:30.

The entire panel discussion is available on Vimeo:

Ed Obendorfer and Brendan Salvo, both from Blackpoint Cyber, each won a bottle of premium wine from Knob Hall Winery during the networking/wine tasting reception conducted by Laura Rhode of Brand Market--both bottles rated at 92 points and Gold Medal Winners of the MD Governor’s Cup.

Ira Kolmaister
Network Alarm Corporation
(301) 807-8135
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