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The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) today announced the appointment of Tasha Cornish as its Executive Director. This infusion of new leadership will strengthen CAMI’s ability to execute its goal of creating a more cyber prepared Maryland.
Cornish brings with her nearly a decade of nonprofit leadership experience with specific expertise in fundraising, community outreach, data analysis and partnership management. With over 600 members and partners across the cybersecurity, technologies, government and education industries, Cornish will lead CAMI’s implementation of educational programming, community resource development and cyber career networking opportunities.
“It is an honor to be named CAMI’s Executive Director during a time in which the importance of cybersecurity has become unignorable by individuals and businesses alike,” said Cornish. “CAMI’s power to create connections and partnerships across sectors is critical for elevating the Maryland cybersecurity ecosystem as a whole.”
One of the organization’s major initiatives is driving state-wide awareness of its Cyber SWAT Team. The Cyber SWAT Team is a free cybersecurity incident hotline available to Maryland businesses. In the event of a cyber incident, businesses can call (410) 241-0692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Within one hour, a cybersecurity professional from the Cyber SWAT Team, composed of CAMI members, will be in touch to help triage the incident and provide guidance on how to appropriately respond, including connecting the afflicted business with further resources.
“This past year has proven cybersecurity readiness is needed now more than ever as businesses continue to operate remotely,” said Gregg Smith, Board Chairman of CAMI, CEO of Attila Security. “We are thrilled to have Tasha at the helm of the CAMI team as we all work towards developing a more cyber prepared Maryland.”