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April 19, 2011

Cybersecurity Companies at bwtech@UMBC

Advantage Incubator/Northrop Grumman Cync Program
The Advantage Incubator applies bwtech’s successful business incubation framework to support companies working in the emerging field of cybersecurity. The incubator is ideally located for this work: It is minutes from BWI Airport and 10 miles from Fort Meade, home to the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command and, later this year, the Defense Information Systems Agency. Cybersecurity companies at bwtech also have access to UMBC resources. UMBC in an NSA Center of Academic Excellence for information assurance education and research. It ranks fourth among U.S. research universities in the production of IT degrees and certificates, and it offers master’s degree and graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity. UMBC Training Centers is also a leader in IT and cybersecurity training.

The Northrop Grumman Cync Program is a key part of the Advantage Incubator. It is an innovative program that allows companies to draw on UMBC’s research expertise, bwtech’s incubation experience and Northrop Grumman resources to develop technology that will secure and protect the computer hardware, software and networks vital to national defense. The goal is to “open the aperture” to the new tools that will be needed to detect, monitor and control cyber threats. Early stage companies from across the country are invited to apply to the program.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cybersecurity, offering customers innovative solutions to help secure the nation's cyber future. The company’s 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information about cybersecurity at Northrop Grumman, go to

Northrop Grumman Cync Program companies:

Five Directions
Five Directions is an early-stage company working to develop technology that would enable high-assurance file sharing via public or private clouds. Using a data-centric approach, Five Directions secures access through credentialing, encryption, and a robust audit trail. The company’s founder, William Arbaugh, also started Komoku, a provider of advanced rootkit security detection solutions, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2008.

Rogue Networks
Rogue Networks is working to develop BreachBox, a product that enables traffic monitoring, alerting, and the enforcement of flow policies on large enterprise networks. This early-stage company recently deployed BreachBox during a pilot study with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to enforce traffic policies and contain activity based on internal identity use.

Other Advantage Incubator companies:

Calvert Systems Engineering, Inc. (CSE)
CSE is a dynamic, woman-owned Engineering and Consulting Services firm with locations in Maryland and Nebraska. Services include software and systems engineering, configuration management, quality assurance, and program management. Specialties include C4ISR and signals processing custom applications development. CSE provides customers with full software development life-cycle support, including requirements analysis, software design and implementation, and formal testing using CMMI Level 3 equivalent processes and procedures.

Catomi Systems
Catomi Systems is a new company providing high-level expertise in metrics, cost estimating/modeling, earned value management, financial/budget analysis, enterprise resources planning, financial systems design/implementation, and systems engineering (process mapping, simulation, and software requirements) to the Federal intelligence community, DoD, and other Federal agencies.

Cyber Map
Cyber Map is creating an online map showing Maryland’s cyber resources and facilitating networking between companies. The Cyber Hive, a Cyber Map program, will allow new and established companies from across the country to establish a presence in Maryland, giving them access to the region’s cyber resources and opportunities.

Fearless Solutions
Fearless Solutions is a minority owned business that serves a variety of Federal, state and local government clients as well as commercial sector clients. The company's core competencies include: visualization, Rapid Prototyping / Proof of Concept, Software Engineering / Web Application Development, Development Infrastructure Setup, Project and Program Management and Equipment procurement.

Intellibit Systems. LLC
Intellibit Systems LLC. is a minority-owned, and veteran-owned business providing professional network data communications and information technology support services to government and commercial clients. They also offer professional information technology education and public outreach services.

Premier Management Corporation (PMC)
Premier Management Corporation (PMC), an 8A, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDV) small business founded in November 2004. The company provides consulting services to government agencies in the areas of financial operations and acquisitions, and recently established divisions focusing on cyber crimes and network security. While still offering financial consulting services, the Company's focus is shifting to developing technologies that detect vulnerabilities and attacks via the Internet in government computer networks. Current customers include NSA and the FBI.

Technology Security Associates
Technology Security Associates (TSA), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, supports a wide-ranging group of Department of the Navy acquisition programs in the areas of technology and information security and international programs. TSA also supports several small and large commercial clients in Information Security.

Other companies doing cybersecurity work at bwtech:

Clear Resolution Consulting
Clear Resolution Consulting, LLC is a small business provider of performance management, strategic management, governance, process improvement and development, and technology development and automation solutions to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

Farfield Systems, Inc.
Farfield is an SDV Small Business that specializes in providing Program/Business Management Support, Database Design/Development, Systems & Software Engineering, Information Technology services, Intelligence Support, and Training.

PaRaBaL, Inc.
PaRaBaL, Inc. was founded on the premise that technology can make government work better for society. Making Software Matter for Government, their motto, is a mission statement that the company strives to accomplish in every action, every day, with every customer. PaRaBaL resells cutting edge software that sifts, analyzes, collects, aggregates, federates, and links information. PaRaBaL’s service providers offer cloud security as well as Cyber Computer technologies. PaRaBaL provides means of scouting for new technologies for government that would be helpful to government application. PaRaBaL works actively with U.S. universities to locate, find and promote technologies for government. PaRaBaL builds its intellectual property and code base (Cyber-Network Attack, Cyber Network Defense, Open Source Hadoop and cloud technologies), to fit critical mission needs for agencies.

RTGX provides consulting services in a variety of disciplines that include expertise in software engineering, designing systems and solutions that protect and further our nation’s global security interest, helping customers achieve program and project management excellence or managing vital network and information technology functions. Key Practice Areas include Cyber Security, Network/Systems Integration, WEB application and portal design and development, Project Management, Training, Communication and Outreach (Branding, media and event planning), Software Engineering.

C-volve provides our customers with data breach security, open source intelligence and cyber-related defensive and offensive services and solutions that ensure leading edge cyber advantage. C-volve informs, protects and defends. C-volve's customer focus areas include Federal Government, State and Local Government, Law Enforcement, Intelligence Community and Financial and Healthcare market segments.

Spry Enterprises, Inc.
Spry is a woman-owned information management consulting business. Spry specializes in the application of semantic and other information management technologies to the problems of federated information management and enterprise architecture. Spry is expert at organizing people to accomplish goals, developing formal governance processes for dynamic oversight, and applying a SOA approach to solving integration, interoperability, and information asset portfolio management.

TechGuard Security
TechGuard Security, LLC is a global provider of innovative Network Security Solutions, Security Product Development, System Integration, Project Management and Security Services addressing the challenges associated with network security and privacy. TechGuard products include The Great Walls of Fire® firewalls, IDS and Spam filters. Techguard initiatives include securing network infrastructures, maintaining firewall integrity, identifying network vulnerabilities, managing information security, and staying aware of privacy issues and changing security concerns created by a global Internet and cyberterrorist threats. TechGuard serves U.S. Government Agencies, Fortune 1000 businesses, financial sector, legal, manufacturing and medical community clients as a trusted security products and services provider.

Telcordia is a leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services. The company creates innovative products that help organizations deploy advanced networks and groundbreaking new communications services. The new office at bwtech@UMBC will be focused on developing tools to support and protect vital communications networks.

Posted by alane at April 19, 2011 11:42 AM