2020 Symposium Videos


Mike Thielke, Executive Director at F3 Tech Accelerator and Tom, CEO at MidAtlantic Farm Credit


Katie Fry Hester, Maryland State Senator

Data Security From an Agriculture Perspective

Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO/Executive Director at Maryland TEDCO

Aaron Ault, Senior Research Engineer at Open Ag Technology and Systems Center, Purdue University

Data Security From a Cybersecurity Perspective

Gregg Smith, CEO at Atilla Security and CAMI Chairman

Timothy Schilbach, Owner at Penacity

Emerging Technology Solutions to Secure OT/IoT


Heather Gramm, Senior Director of Strategic Industries & Entrepreneurship at Maryland Department of Commerce

Joseph Morosco, Assistant Director for National Counterintelligence, National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC)

Interview with U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rohit Shukla, Founder & CEO at Larta Institute

Mrs. Venice M Goodwine, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mobile Security & IoT in Agriculture, Sensors Securing OT/IoT/IIoT Deployed Assets

Learn from our experts the fundamentals and best practices to secure deployed assets and sensors in the agriculture industry
Moderator: Christina Majernik, Vice President, Plex Cyber

  • Ben Miller, VP Professional Services and R&D at Dragos
  • Ethan Dietrich, President and CEO at Sixgen
  • Russ Berkoff, President and CEO at StelthPath


Hear from our expert panel how you can protect your enterprise from the greatest cybersecurity threat in 2020, Ransomware. Take back immediate, applicable steps to reduce your business’ risk from a ransomware attack.
Moderator: Chris Sache, CEO at Think | Stack

  • MS-ISAC Representative
  • CISO ThinkStack
  • Christina, Crowdstrike

Insider Threat

Not concerned about insider threats? You should be. Learn why the FBI is warning agriculture and food producers about the prevalence of insider threat and how to recognize, monitor and address this serious cyber security issue.
Moderator: John Torres, Executive Director at Maryland Farm Bureau

  • FBI Lead on Ag/Food
  • Representative from proof Point/ObserveIT
  • Johnny Collins, Senior Manager of Intel and Insider Threat at Mandient

Talent and Expertise Needed to Protect the Integration of OT/IoT and Ag

Learn from our panel of workforce and technical professionals about the types of positions, skills and infrastructure needed to protect the agriculture industry’s enterprise and deployed OT/IoT assets.
Moderator: Christina Majernik, Vice President, Plex Cyber

  • Adam Zeanchock, Senior Technical Sales Engineer at Point3 Security
  • Homer Minnick, UMBC TC
  • Andrew Balmos, Data/Software Engineer at Purdue University’s College of Agriculture