KoolSpan Selected to Join “Top Five Emerging Companies” Security Panel at CyberMaryland 2013

State hosts convention, competition and recognition during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October

September 19th, 2013 (Baltimore and Bethesda, MD) – Gregg Smith, CEO of KoolSpan, Inc., the developer of a suite of hardware-based security applications, will join a panel discussion featuring the, “Top Five Emerging Companies” at the upcoming CyberMaryland 2013, a multi-faceted conference, competition, TECHEXPO cyber hiring event and awards celebration designed to showcase industry innovations, recognize cyber pioneers and groom the next generation of cyber experts.

The CyberMaryland Conference includes three tracks designed for government contractors, businesses services, technology companies, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government agencies.

The panel, Top Five Emerging Companies, will be moderated by Jack Huffard, President and CEO, Tenable and will take place on Tuesday, October 8 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Smith will be joined by Mike Binko, President and CEO, Kloudtrack; Guy Filippelli, CEO, Red Owl Analytics; James Foster, CEO and Founder, Riskive and Karl Gumtow, CEO of CyberPoint International LLC to discuss how they are developing technologies to meet the high demands of the cyber industry with creativity, technical know-how and resilience.

A self-contained, secure, military-grade, microSD encryption engine, KoolSpan’s TrustChip™ provides the highest level of security and encryption, enabling businesses, enterprises, financial professionals, governments and individuals to protect against increasing threats to mobile voice communications and data assets. The hardware anchor for KoolSpan’s entire suite of applications, TrustChip is a FIPS 140-2 validated technology currently powering security offerings from Samsung’s S-1 security division and AT&T’s voice encryption platform.

Scheduled October 8 and 9 during National Cyber Security Awareness Month at the Baltimore Convention Center, CyberMaryland 2013 will connect educators, innovators, employers, and students and further demonstrate the state’s leadership in cybersecurity and information technology. First produced in 2011, the 3rd annual CyberMaryland conference will cast an even wider net and include panels, speakers and exhibits for both established and emerging cybersecurity professionals in academia, business, industry and government.

Other notable speakers include Tom Finan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Special Agent Lauren Schuler, National Infragard Coordinator; as well as executives from top companies such as QinetiQ North America, Raytheon, Mantech, Allegis Capital, SINET and KEYW.

About CyberMaryland

Launched in January 2010, the CyberMaryland initiative brings together federal, state and local government; private businesses; academia; and workforce to address challenges to the security of our nation’s digital infrastructure, reinforce Maryland’s leadership in cybersecurity and information technology, and help fulfill its responsibility to support the nation’s cybersecurity mission while maximizing the benefits to and opportunities for Maryland. For more information, follow us on Twitter @CyberMaryland.

About KoolSpan

KoolSpan, Inc. develops hardware-based encryption and security applications to protect data and voice communications over network-connected devices. The foundation for KoolSpan encryption is TrustChip®, a hardware-based security platform delivered through a secure microSD processor. It protects connected devices including cell phones, office network phones, laptops, tablets, PCs, desktop phones and servers. With 17 patents underlying its technology, KoolSpan offers communications security to companies and government agencies worried about loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. TrustChip’s TrustSDK is FIPS 140-2 validated and deployed in more than 50 countries. KoolSpan is a privately held and based in Bethesda, Md. To learn more about how to protect encryption keys and algorithms from attacks against software applications and smartphone operating systems, please visit TrustChip.