National Cyber Security Hall of Fame 2013 inductees annnounced

These individuals helped define an industry and secure a nation, Chairman says

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame was established to honor the individuals and organizations with the vision and leadership to create the foundational building blocks for the cybersecurity industry. In addition to Jacobs, the board of advisors includes: Martin Hellman (Hall of Fame inductee inaugural class, 2012); John Grimes (former Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense); Karl Gumtow (CEO & Founder, Cyberpoint International); Susan Landau (Visiting Scholar, Harvard University); Francis Landolf (former Senior Executive, NSA), Robert Lentz (former Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Defense); Carl Landwehr (Hall of Fame inductee inaugural class, 2012); William Newhouse (Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST); Robert Rodriguez (Founder & CEO, SINET); Richard Schaeffer, (former Information Assurance Director, NSA); Corey Schou (Professor of Informatics, Idaho State University); and Brian Snow (former NSA Information Assurance Directorate technical director)

The Hall of Fame motto, Respect the Past: Protect the Future recognizes the history and contributions of those pioneers, innovators and educators who influenced the industry and laid the foundation for the tens of thousands information security and assurance technologists working at universities, federal agencies and businesses today who stand sentry on tomorrow's cyber security challenges and solutions.

The 2013 National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Gala is part of a two-day Cyber Security month celebration that includes CyberMaryland 2013 conference. This two-day conference at the epicenter of the nation’s cybersecurity innovation and education, will create opportunities for networking and idea sharing amongst the many cyber leaders and professionals across the country, including: federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, cybersecurity entrepreneurs, and industry leaders of research and development.

About the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame organization has been created and is being supported by companies and organizations committed to recognizing the individuals that played a key role in the creation of the Cyber Security Industry. For more information go to