HERNDON, VA, September 25, 2011-
James Scobey, COO and CTO of Federal Data Systems (FDS) participated on the prestigious technical panel during The Cyber Economic Conference, “Maryland’s Cyber Battleground APG to Ft. Meade: The Regional Impact and Global Reach of the New Cyber Technology”.
The group of 12 speakers and panelists discussed the reality of the “Cyber Age,” “protection of internet vulnerabilities,” and hacking of personal information. Mr. Scobey highlighted the need for security and for collecting enough data to identify the user.
The main focus expressed by both elected officials and panelists was the need to invest in education opportunities to increase the number of cyber security engineers within the I-95 corridor.
The conference featured keynote speaker C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Ranking Member, House Select Committee on Intelligence, John Sarbanes, House Select Committee on Natural Resources and Science, Space, and Technology,and Doug Gansler, Maryland Attorney General.
Mr. Scobey was joined on the panel by executives from ManTech International Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), NSA, Anne Arundel Community College and Raytheon.