IT & CYBERSECURITY
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Maryland IT & Cybersecurity Story

A hotbed of software services, electronics, telecommunications firms, and a critical mass of cybersecurity organizations converge in Maryland. The U.S. Cyber Command, NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Lockheed Martin’s NexGen Cyber & Innovation Center, 11,280 information technology businesses, 17 NSA certified CAE’s and a workforce of nearly 116,570 industry-related workers are all in arm’s reach of each other.

MARYLAND’S TOP TECH CLIMATE*

  • #1 Academic R&D Intensity
  • #1 High-tech Share of All Businesses
  • #1 STEM Job Concentration

*2015 Enterprising States: States Innovate study, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

30+ incubators and research parks

ONE-OF-A-KIND ASSETS

  • National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
  • U.S. Cyber Command
  • 20 military facilities with 12 major installations
  • 60+ federal agencies
  • Defense Information Systems Agency, National Security Agency and National Institutes of Standards and Technology
  • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
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WORKFORCE & EDUCATION PIPELINE

  • Maryland is a leading employer of electronics engineers, software developers and information security analysts
  • University of Maryland University College – Programs led by faculty-practitioners, 90,000 students worldwide have access to some of the field’s top leaders
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County – Ranks fifth in the nation among most innovative schools (U.S. News) and is home to the Center for Information Security and Assurance
  • University of Maryland College Park – Ranks third globally in nanotechnology-specific research and a top university in preparing cybersecurity professionals
  • Cyber Pathways Program@14 Maryland Community Colleges – Fast tracks training in IT/cybersecurity targeting 2,000 graduates over three years
  • Leading K-12 public school system
#1 nationally professional and technical workforce

HIGH TECH BUSINESS INCENTIVES

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Maryland IT & Cybersecurity Companies

Maryland’s 11,280 information technology businesses are annually awarded $9.74 billion in federal contracts and generate $39.26 billion in economic activity, making it one of the nation’s leaders and a major economic engine for the state. Thirteen Maryland-based businesses were named to the Cybersecurity 500, a global compilation of the world’s leading cyber solution and service companies. Scroll through a small sampling of successful Maryland IT & cyber companies below.

FEATURED COMPANY: RedOwl Analytics

Baltimore-based RedOwl Analytics builds software that allows companies to monitor and mitigate risks that originate on the inside. RedOwl provides security teams with an unmatched level of content and context using its proprietary software, which integrates structured and unstructured data to provide holistic visibility into enterprise business risk.

Established in 2012, the company quickly earned accolades for cybersecurity innovation. Just two years after opening its doors, RedOwl earned “Most Innovative Company” in attendance at the world’s leading information security conference, RSA.

An emerging tech environment and an entrepreneurship-friendly government are among the reasons RedOwl established its headquarters in Baltimore.

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