Cybersecurity Award Nominations Now Open

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland is accepting nominations for multiple cybersecurity awards now through July 31, 2022.

Cybersecurity is top of mind for Maryland counties and lawmakers. This past legislative session, Governor Hogan signed a suite of strong cyber bills into law. The bills’ lead Senate sponsor was Senator Katie Fry Hester.

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) is a statewide, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization established in 2015. CAMI is primarily funded (over 90%) through corporate sponsorships and income generated through events and programs. Additional funds are provided through a grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce. CAMI is not a state agency and is not owned or operated by the State of Maryland or any other government entity. Click on each award below to make your nomination today.

Cyber Warrior Woman of the Year Award
This award honors a woman doing extraordinary or exemplary work in the cybersecurity ecosystem. Winners of this award could be individuals who have: mentored and inspired women in the cybersecurity industry or young women considering careers in the industry, donated significant resources (time, expertise, technology and/ or funds) to support the cybersecurity industry; been staunch advocates for the cybersecurity community; or created exceptional educational or internship programs to support cybersecurity career development
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Cybersecurity Champion of the Year Award
This award honors an individual that has had a profoundly positive impact on the cybersecurity community and gone above and beyond to support it. Winners of this award could be individuals who have: donated significant resources (time, expertise, technology and/ or funds) to support the cybersecurity industry; been staunch advocates for the cybersecurity community; or created exceptional educational or internship programs to support cybersecurity career development. Our Cybersecurity Community Champions are the unsung heroes of the cybersecurity ecosystem.

Cybersecurity Company to Watch Award
This award spotlights an emerging companies that provide a cybersecurity product or service, has displayed exceptional vision and demonstrated plans for exponential future growth. We anticipate great things from our Company to Watch in the future.

Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Award
This award is given to an exceptional cybersecurity services company that has succeeded in protecting businesses or government entities from cyber threats, attack and/or damages. Our Cybersecurity Defenders are the protectors of the digital realm and represent the gold standard of cybersecurity service providers.

Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year Award
This award is presented to a company that has demonstrated exceptional innovation in the cybersecurity field with a technology designed to protect businesses and/or government entities from cyber threats, attack and/or damages. Our Cybersecurity Innovators are the champions of the cyber world and represent the creme de la creme of cybersecurity technology providers.

Diversity Trailblazer of the Year Award
This award recognizes a company or organization that has worked to make careers in the cybersecurity industry more accessible to underrepresented groups or underserved markets. This award could honor a trailblazing minority or woman-owned cybersecurity company in Maryland; an organization that supports underrepresented groups working to gain employment in the state’s cybersecurity industry; an academic institution that provides cybersecurity-related training or internships targeting underserved populations; a business that has demonstrated a commitment to a diverse workforce; or others.

Resource of the Year Award
This award celebrates a non-cybersecurity business, organization, academic institution or government agency that has significantly contributed to the cybersecurity ecosystem through its products, services or mission. This award is ideal for: organizations that provide access to funding for cybersecurity companies; government agencies that support the cybersecurity industry; legal firms with a cybersecurity practice; insurance companies offering cyber insurance; media entities that tell the stories of the cybersecurity community or serve as a resource for businesses to understand how to be cyber secure; academic institutions with unique and/or state-of-the-art cybersecurity programs; non-profit organizations that support youth engagement in the cyber industry; and others.

Learn more about CAMI.
Read MACo’s Conduit Street blog coverage on cyber bills.
Make your award nomination.

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