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COLUMBIA - September 18, 2023 - The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc. (CAMI), a regional membership association leading the advancement of cybersecurity through advocacy and collaboration, today announced the 2023 Cybersecurity Awards finalists. These competitive awards recognize leading-edge cybersecurity products and services, along with change-makers and innovators, that contribute to our nation’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
Cybersecurity Champion of the Year Award
Ken Hlavacek, Maryland Department of Transportation
Bezawit Sumner, Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients
Kyle Waggoner, Perdue Farms
Cybersecurity Company to Watch Award
Shield 7 Consulting
Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Award
Skyline Technology Solutions
Cybersecurity Diversity Trailblazer Award
Towson University Center for Interdisciplinary & Innovative Cybersecurity
University of Maryland Global Campus
Cybersecurity Innovation of the Year Award
Cyber Warrior Woman Award
Morgan Adamski, Director, NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center
Adele Merritt, Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Netta Squires, Director of Local Cybersecurity, Office of Security Management (OSM),Maryland Department of Information Technology
Government Contractor (<$50M) of the Year Award
Government Contractor ($50M+) of the Year Award
Award winners will be unveiled during CAMI’s Annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony at Merriweather Lakehouse on Oct. 26. These awards highlight the best and brightest of the cybersecurity industry and will honor those that have protected businesses and government entities with their innovative and outstanding services.
An expert panel of 13 judges selected these finalists from more than 70 nominations. The “people’s choice” winners will also be selected by popular vote. For more information on these entrants, including people’s choice voting, please visit https://bit.ly/CAMIPeoplesChoice2023. Those looking to sponsor and attend CAMI’s Awards Ceremony can find more information here.
“We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding finalists in our 2023 Cybersecurity Awards,” said Chris Sachse, CAMI Board Chairman and CEO of Think|Stack. “Our cybersecurity industry remains strong. These finalists demonstrate that strength and exemplify the value our industry provides to our nation’s broader security.”
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization established in 2015. CAMI is Maryland's only organization solely dedicated to advancing cybersecurity through advocacy and collaboration. The organization strives to help members form connections with each other, industry resources and potential private and public sector buyers. Additionally, CAMI provides free cybersecurity incident response advice to Maryland businesses with its Cyber SWAT Team, composed of select organization members.