The Washington Post | By: Cat Zakrzewski | November 15, 2018
A group of influential chief information security officers and other cybersecurity leaders are unveiling their plans to bring a new cybersecurity event to Maryland. The invite-only Global Cyber Innovation Summit will bring top chief executives, CISOs, researchers as well as policymakers together in Baltimore in May 2019. The event is part of an effort to raise the city’s profile as an East Coast technology hub.
Bob Ackerman, an investor in cybersecurity companies and one of the organizers, said the event will be focused on practitioners. “We want to bring that community together to tackle the issues they worry about,” he said. Large cybersecurity conference like RSA in San Francisco or Black Hat in Las Vegas already attract thousands of attendees and influential cybersecurity leaders. But Ackerman says the summit aims to improve the dialogue around cybersecurity issues at a time when many conferences have become focused on marketing new cybersecurity products. Ackerman say he has a rule: no selling. The event will instead focus on meaty topics such as the weaponization of artificial intelligence, he said.
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