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Membership Meeting 04/25/2018

April 25, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Topic: Maryland CyberSecurity initiatives

In the cybersecurity industry, the most significant barrier to growth is a critical mass of expert, experienced, and talented cybersecurity professionals at all skill levels.  Maryland, perhaps uniquely among all states, has that critical mass of talent and we are investing significantly to further broaden the pool of qualified workers for the government and cybersecurity companies to draw upon.  In my presentation to the ISSA Central Maryland group, I will discuss the current state of the workforce and initiatives underway to grow it to meet the demand.  I would like to hear the members’ thoughts and ideas on the subject as well!

Speaker: Ken McCreedy, MD Department of Commerce

Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth O. McCreedy, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace in the Maryland Department of Commerce, is a 1980 Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Commissioned as a military intelligence officer, he served overseas in Panama, Germany, Kuwait, and Bosnia. He commanded a scout platoon, a counterintelligence/ interrogation company, a signals intelligence battalion, and finally, he took command of Fort George G. Meade, Maryland in June, 2005 and served in that capacity until July 2008. Since his retirement in 2008, McCreedy has worked as a defense contractor and led a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to people with disabilities..

In his current position, Col. McCreedy is charged with growing and retaining cybersecurity and aerospace companies in Maryland and attracting new business to the state. He is also working to educate people about the cyber threat and encouraging them to take steps to protect themselves and their businesses..

Location: Parsons Cyber, Address: 7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Suite #200, Columbia, MD
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


April 25, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM