News Release, University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – This first-of-its-kind event brings cybersecurity experts, senior policymakers and top researchers from the University of Maryland together to address cyber impacts beyond the technical— including societal risk, calculated response, and economic implications—and explore strategies for corporate level executives to pro-actively safeguard organizations in an evolving threat landscape.

WHAT: University of Maryland Executive Cybersecurity Summit

WHERE: The Hotel at the University of Maryland

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 2019, programming begins at 9 a.m. each day


  • Rick Ledgett, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
  • Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director of Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council
  • Jim Rosenthal, CEO, Blue Voyant
  • Curt Dukes, Executive Vice President, Center for Internet Security
  • Deborah Plunkett, Senior Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center; Former Director NSA Information Assurance Directorate
  • Charles Harry, Senior Research Associate, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
  • Dana Priest, Journalism Professor University of Maryland, Former Washington Post Reporter
  • Markus Rauschecker, JD, Cybersecurity Program Director at the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS)
  • Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director of Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, U.S. House of Representatives  
  • Other experts & leaders

Find the full list of speakers and summit agenda here.

Media interested in this event are requested to register with the University of Maryland’s Maryland Global Initiative for Cybersecurity (MaGIC), by e-mailing or calling 202-258-8946.

BACKGROUND: Led by renowned University of Maryland faculty, government and private sector leaders, and subject matter experts, the University of Maryland’s collaborative first annual Executive Cybersecurity Summit brings the latest research and practical perspectives to bear on the evolving threat landscape, threat detection, and risk management. Attendees include CEOs, CISOs, CROs, general counsels and heads of information security.  

Topics include: cybersecurity communication and response; identifying complex attack surfaces; securing enterprise; supply chain risk; spycraft and solicitation; challenges and opportunities of IoT and cloud leveraging advanced analytics; organizational relationships and integrated risk; implementing practical and relevant security.

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