Governor Hogan to Convene Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit

On Thursday, July 29, Governor Larry Hogan will convene a cybersecurity summit in Annapolis to highlight federal, state, and private sector efforts to protect America’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The summit will serve to underscore the urgency of preparing for and addressing cybersecurity threats.

“There is no greater threat to the safety and security of Americans right now than the cyber vulnerabilities of the systems that support our daily lives, from our drinking water and our power supply, to our railroads and air traffic controls,” said Governor Hogan. “As the cyber capital of America, Maryland is proud to host this summit, and we look forward to an open and productive discussion of our coordinated cybersecurity goals and initiatives as we work to protect the American people.”

The Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit will begin with opening remarks by Governor Hogan, followed by three panels:

  • A Federal Perspective: Setting a National Cybersecurity Agenda
  • A State Perspective: Building a Cybersecurity Ecosystem
  • A Private Sector Perspective: Championing Innovation and Collective Defense

Participants in the Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit will include:

  • Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor, Cyber & Emerging Tech at National Security Council, The White House
  • General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
  • U.S. Representative John Katko, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security (virtual)
  • Herbert J. Stapleton, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Cyber Operations Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas (virtual)
  • Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana (virtual)
  • Admiral Dennis C. Blair (retired), Former United States Director of National Intelligence (virtual)
  • Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • General Keith Alexander (retired), Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO, Iron Net
  • Dr. Mohan Suntha, President and CEO, University of Maryland Medical System
  • Dr. Keith Bowman, Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology, UMBC
  • Daniel R. Ennis, Executive Director of the University of Maryland Cyber Initiative and CEO of DRE Consulting
  • Kevin Perkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Exelon CISO
  • Phyllis Schneck, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman (virtual)
  • Tina Williams-Koroma, President and CEO, TCecure CEO (virtual)
  • Robert Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Dragos
  • Timothy Blute, Director, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association
  • Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures.

In April, Governor Hogan hosted an Annapolis Infrastructure Summit of more than 25 governors, U.S. senators, and leaders of the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus to discuss ideas, initiatives, and proposals for a federal infrastructure and public investment package.