Speaker Series

The CyberPoint Speaker Series. Educating the community about cyber security issues, while sharing diverse and relevant perspectives.

CyberPoint hosts a popular speaker series in downtown Baltimore with the goal of raising awareness about critical issues in cyber security and offering opportunities to hear insights and ideas from across the discipline. We invite technical professionals, journalists, government and industry leaders, and pioneers in the field to come share their perspectives. Attending the speaker series is free and by the invitation of CyberPoint and event sponsors. To learn more, please fill out the form below.

The CyberPoint Speaker Series is made possible in part by the generous support of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and the BW Tech at UMBC Cyber Incubator.

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The CyberPoint Speaker Series' media partners are the Christian Science Monitor Passcode and the CyberWire.

Our Past Speakers

Emma Lovett, Squadron Leader, Royal Australian Air Force, talked about the law of armed conflict as it applies in cyberspace.

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Keith Mularski, head of the FBI's Pittsburgh Cyber Squad, discussed the multinational effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet.

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Dr. Jane LeClair, COO of the National Cybersecurity Institute, discussed the challenges of developing a capable cyber security workforce.

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John Pescatore, the SANS Institute's Director of Emerging Security Trends, reminded the audience that threats aren't standing still — they react to defenses.

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Peter W. Singer, Strategist at the New America Foundation, discussed the ways in which people understand the realities of cyberspace.

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Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director for Science and Technology of CIA, spoke on "Empowering Intelligence Integration with Science and Technology".

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Robert Vamosi, journalist and bestselling author of When Gadgets Betray Us, outlined the price in security we pay for digital convenience.

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Sherri Ramsay, former Director, NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center, explained why we can't ignore events in cyberspace—it's now personal.

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Keith Mularski, head of the FBI's Pittsburgh Cyber Squad, described undercover work busting fraudsters, gangsters, and others in the cyber underworld.

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Christopher Hadnagy, social engineering expert, shed light on the dark art of persuading decent, trusting people to act against their interests.

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Joel Brenner, former National Counterintelligence Executive, shared an insider's perspective on crime, espionage, and other cyberspace conflict.

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David Garfield and Richard Wilding, cyber security experts from Detica, quantified the real cost of cyber crime in the United Kingdom.

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Rebecca "Becky" Bace, cyber security pioneer and venture capitalist, described the origins of intrusion detection and vulnerability analysis.

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Joseph Menn, author, journalist, and pioneer on the cyber crime and security technology beats, described how organized crime came to the Internet.

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Mark Gerencser, cyber security business leader and author, talked about opportunities and challenges in creating a cyber security megacommunity.

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Richard Clarke, former Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security, explained why cyber war is the new national security threat.

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