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2018 Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration

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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway

Baltimore, MD 21230

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There's no place like Maryland for the very best cybersecurity products, services, resources and workforce. The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) and Presenting Sponsors Point3 Security and PNC Bank are pleased to introduce the 2018 Maryland Cybersecurity Awards – an exciting program and event that will highlight and celebrate the best and brightest of Maryland's cybersecurity industry. We'll honor companies, organizations, and individuals that have protected businesses and government agencies with their cutting-edge technologies; thwarted cyber criminals with their outstanding cybersecurity services; demonstrated exemplary knowledge, expertise, leadership and innovative thinking; or made a significant contribution to Maryland's cybersecurity ecosystem.

Winners will be announced at the MD Cybersecurity Awards Celebration on March 21, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres and main course food stations with complimentary wine and beer. Cash bar will be available for mixed drinks. Dress code is business attire. Early bird tickets on sale through December 31. Final ticket purchase date: March 13, 2018. Tickets are non-refundable after March 9, 2018.

Nomination deadline: January 17, 2018. Details here.

Interested in sponsoring this prestigious event? Details here.


AGENDA

5:00 - 7:00 pm Registration, Networking, Dinner & Cocktails*
7:00 - 8:00 pm Awards Program
8:00 pm Adjournment

* Food will be served at a variety of stations and is designed for eating while networking. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages included; cash bar available for mixed drinks. Bar and food stations will close at 7:30 pm.


SIGNATURE AWARDS CATEGORIES

PSA Insurance "Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year" Award This award category is sponsored by PSA Insurance & Financial Services.

(Category Sponsor Name) Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Award Sponsor this "Red Carpet" awards category. Details here.

South River Technologies "Cybersecurity Champion of the Year" Award This award category is sponsored by South River Technologies.

Edwards Performance Solutions "Cybersecurity Company to Watch" Award This award category is sponsored by Edwards Performance Solutions.

(Category Sponsor Name) Cybersecurity Diversity Award Sponsor this "Red Carpet" awards category. Details here.

(Category Sponsor Name) Cybersecurity Industry Resource Award Sponsor this "Red Carpet" awards category. Details here.


CYBERSECURITY PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD CATEGORY - This award category is sponsored by Gula Tech Adventures.

Up to three (3) finalists for each of the six (6) Signature Awards Categories will automatically be eligible for the People's Choice Award (total finalists up to 18). Finalists will be announced by February 26 after which the general public will have the opportunity to vote on their ONE favorite finalist and view vote counts throughout the voting process up until 12 noon on March 21. Public voting will close at 3 PM on March 21, and the finalist with the most votes will be announced as the People's Choice Winner at the conclusion of the March 21 Awards Celebration. Note: Nominees are ineligible to win in two consecutive years.


REGIONAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

Nominees for the Signature Awards categories will automatically be entered into the judging for the Regional Award for their respective county. The sponsor for each Regional award will create its own judging team, establish its own judging process and select its category winner to be announced at the Awards Celebration. Note: Not all counties will be presenting awards as there may be no nominees in some counties or no sponsor to host and manage the award for some counties.

Best of Anne Arundel County Award This award is presented by Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.

Best of Baltimore City Award Sponsor this award category. Details here.

Best of Baltimore County Award Sponsor this award category. Details here.

Best of Frederick County Award This award is presented by Frederick County Office of Economic Development.

Best of Howard County Award This award is presented by Howard County Chamber of Commerce.

Best of Montgomery County Award This award is presented by Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.

Best of Prince George's County Award Sponsor this award category. Details here.


PRESENTING SPONSORS: Point3 Security, PNC Bank

RED CARPET SPONSORS: Edwards Performance Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services, South River Technologies

PEOPLE'S CHOICE SPONSOR: Gula Tech Adventures

SPOTLIGHT SPONSORS: Maryland Department of Commerce

BEST OF (COUNTY) AWARD SPONSORS: Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

BACKSTAGE SPONSORS: Creatrix


FAQs

NOMINATIONS:

When do you stop accepting applications for each award?

The deadline to apply is January 17.

How do I nominate myself or someone else?

Nomination details here.

Is there a cost to nominate/be nominated?

There is no cost to nominate. Nominees must purchase a general attendance ticket to the March 21st Awards Celebration if they wish to attend the ceremony where the winners will be announced.

Can I be nominated for multiple awards?

Yes. However, please note that companies, organizations, and individuals can only win one award per year. The exception to this is the People's Choice Award, which will be selected by the public from a list of the combined finalists from all awards categories.

When will I know if I have been selected?

Finalists for the Signature Awards categories will be announced by February 26. Winners will be announced at the March 21 Awards Ceremony.

GENERAL:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend the Awards Celebration?

You must be 21 or older to attend. Please bring a valid form of ID.

Can I purchase tickets at the door the night of the Awards Celebration?

This event is expected to be a sell-out, so tickets will not be available for purchase at the door on the night of the Awards Celebration.

What are my parking options?

There is metered street parking next to the American Visionary Art Museum on Covington Street and Key Highway. Paid parking is also available in the Public Parking Lot at The Rusty Scupper Restaurant on Key Highway.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for the evening is business attire.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Sam@MDcyber.com.

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