BRTC Meet the Members: What is Going on in Cyber? Registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

bwtech@UMBC North

5520 Research Park Drive, Catonsville, MD 21228

Free to Attend

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM) (EDT)
Event Details

Join the Baltimore Regional Tech Council (BRTC), a Chapter of the Maryland Tech Council, to learn more about cyber security. Our panelists will discuss how cyber security impacts individuals, companies, states and nations.


  • Dr. Timothy Schilbach, President and CEO, Penacity, LLC
    Timothy Schilbach is a Subject Matter Expert (SME), with over 25  years experience in the military and civilian cyber security areas, who develops ‘Cutting Edge’ methodologies to successfully implement and secure the latest infrastructure platforms.  He develops unconventional out of the box methods to design, implement and optimize virtual platforms, network architectures and big data solutions. He has doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from John’s Hopkins and a doctorate of Management and Information System from American Intercontinental University.  He is a serial entrepreneur and currently is CEO and President of Penacity, LLC.


  • Sameer Ahirrao, Founder and CEO, Ardent Privacy

Mr. Sameer Ahirrao is CEO at Ardent Privacy, a privacy technology company based in bwtech@UMBC. He is an experienced security leader who brings 22 years of experience in building effective enterprise security programs. Prior to founding Ardent, he worked with large scale enterprises such as Symantec, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin implementing, engineering, and auditing security and privacy programs. He holds a Bachelor's of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from PICT, Pune and holds various security accolades such as CISSP, CISA, CCSP, and more. He has served as a subject matter expert for ISC2 and is a frequent speaker at local and international security conferences. Sameer also serves as a co-chair for IAPP Baltimore KnowledgeNet.

  • Tasha Cornish, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland

Tasha Cornish is the Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Maryland's only organization solely dedicated to the growth of the cybersecurity industry. Bringing together industry, academia, and the public sector, the organization is advancing cybersecurity through advocacy and collaboration. As the Executive Director, she leads CAMI’s implementation of educational programming, community resource development, and cyber career networking opportunities.

  • Randhir Shinde, CEO, Galaxkey

Randhir Shinde is the Founder CEO of Galaxkey. Galaxkey is a data privacy protection product and provides military grade data protection for both SMBs and Enterprise. The product provides total data protection both at store and in motion. Headquartered in the UK with operations in Middle East, UK and US, Galaxkey has customers across the spectrum which include military, government, and major national banks. Galaxkey differentiates with its unique ability to give complete control of data protection and encryption in the hands of the corporates with no back doors, effectively eliminating ransom demands and major regulatory fines.

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