Leidos’ Lou Von Thaer, Mike Bruni and Rob Zitz Among Panelists for CyberMaryland Conference

Lou Von Thaer

Lou Von Thaer, Leidos

Leidos experts will be among the panelists attending the two-day CyberMaryland Conference to discuss cyber career transition tips for military veterans, emerging cybersecurity needs for customers and ways to pursue government contracting opportunities.

Held Oct. 29-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center, the conference will feature more than 45 breakout sessions including keynote addresses. Leidos will also participate in the Cyber Job Fair hosted by ClearedJobs.Net from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.

“CyberMaryland promotes information sharing that is critical to addressing the evolving threat environment,” Leidos President of the National Security Sector Lou Von Thaer said. “This kind of event helps our industry understand the latest technology advances, holistic collaborative approaches and the needs for building a highly-skilled cybersecurity workforce.”

Von Thaer will be among the panelists featured in the session, “Government’s Perspective on Cybersecurity in the Mission Space,” on Wed. Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. The group will discuss current, emerging and “over the horizon” cybersecurity needs as key enablers to the mission needs of the defense and intelligence communities.

Helping military veterans transition into the civilian cybersecurity workforce in areas such as defense and intelligence communities is among top industry priorities. Leidos Talent Acquisition Manager Mike Bruni will serve on a panel for job fair attendees, “ClearedJob.Net: Military Transition Realities Briefing,” from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Bruni and co-panelists will address topics such as how to describe your work during interviews, ways to network and how to present yourself to potential employers.

Pursuing government contracting will also be discussed during the session, “Targeting the Government Sector: How Large Government Contractors Do It,” from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Leidos SVP and Chief Systems Architect Rob Zitz is among the panelists to discuss issues such as where to find opportunities, building or joining a team and changing processes to accommodate the evolution of technology.

For more information about the conference, go to CyberMaryland 2014 and follow the events live on Twitter with the handles @MDCyberChall (Maryland Cyber Challenge), @MDBiz (Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development) and @leidosinc (CyberMaryland 2014). Use the hashtag #CyberMD2014 in your tweets to tag your post.

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