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April 19, 2011

Media Advisory — Cybersecurity Innovation and Job Creation at UMBC: 16 Companies in 16 Months

Anthony Lane

What: Gov. Martin O’Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, University System of Maryland Chancellor William “Brit” Kirwan and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski will participate in a cybersecurity briefing at UMBC and attend the launch of bwtech@UMBC’s cyber-focused Advantage Incubator and the Northrop Grumman Cync Program.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2011.

• A light lunch will be served at noon. The briefing begins at 12:30 p.m.

Where: bwtech@UMBC North [map]
5520 Research Park Drive, Suite 110
Baltimore, MD 21250

Directions: Take I-95 to I-195 (West towards Catonsville), Bear to the right when you see signs for the UMBC Campus. At the first stop sign, go right on Research Park Drive

Details: Gov. Martin O’Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other Maryland government and higher education leaders will attend a briefing on Thursday, April 21, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) focused on the accelerating growth in cybersecurity activity at the university and its research and technology park.

In 16 months, the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park has become a cybersecurity hub, adding 16 companies that are developing the innovative technologies and services needed to secure and protect computer systems.

On Thursday, bwtech and Northrop Grumman will welcome the first two companies that have been selected in a national search to participate in the Northrop Grumman Cync Program, a part of bwtech’s Advantage Incubator focused on companies that are developing new tools to protect the computer hardware, software and networks vital to national security.

CEOs and other executives from companies at bwtech will be available to talk about their work. A list of cybersecurity companies at bwtech is available here.

Posted by alane at April 19, 2011 12:11 PM