The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. Announces 2023 Cybersecurity Award Finalists


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. 

Finalists include:

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


RackTop Systems

Skyline Technology Solutions


Cybersecurity Diversity Trailblazer Award

Agile Enterprises

Towson University Center for Interdisciplinary & Innovative Cybersecurity

University of Maryland Global Campus


Cybersecurity Innovation of the Year Award



RackTop Systems


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

Jovian Concepts


Zavda Technologies


Government Contractor ($50M+) of the Year Award

CyberCore Technologies


Sabre Systems

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  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.”


About CAMI

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. 


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