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Approximately 150 Business and Public Sector Leaders Participate in Cybersecurity Conference Co-Hosted By The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office And The University Of Maryland

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – On November 6, 2023, approximately 150 business and public sector leaders participated in a cybersecurity conference co-hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and the University of Maryland.  The conference included panels of cybersecurity experts from government and the private sector discussing the emerging threats, best practices, and effective collaboration between federal, state, and local agencies, the private sector, and law enforcement.

“Cybercrime is an ongoing threat to all of us in Maryland.  The time to talk about preventing and responding to a cyber incident is before something happens,” said United States Attorney Erek L. Barron. “I am grateful for the thoughtful and frank conversations the conference inspired and I look forward to continued collaboration and partnership between the government, business, and public sectors to protect our critical infrastructure.  I also want to thank our partners at the University of Maryland for their co-sponsorship of this important conference.”  

“We all know that we are living in an unprecedented time of technological advancement. From the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to advances in quantum computing and quantum networks, we are at the start of an era that has tremendous potential for radical change,” said University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines.  “That’s why here at the University of Maryland we are working every day to understand technology’s benefits and limits, support experts who can see challenges even before they appear on the horizon, and educate a generation of fearless leaders who understand their obligations to our collective wellbeing.”

Panelists from the United States Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, universities, and travel, energy and financial sectors presented information on identifying threats and weaknesses, managing a cyber incident, and coordinating with law enforcement.  The conference also provided networking opportunities to allow attendees to continue their conversations and enhance cyber security in all sectors throughout Maryland.

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Marcia Lubin
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Updated November 8, 2023