Maryland lawmakers in both chambers of the Legislature are coming together early in the session to jointly announce a package of economic development initiatives, including a reduction in Maryland’s high estate tax.
Maryland lawmakers will look at the possibility of expanding a tax credit aimed at boosting jobs in the growing cybersecurity industry around the nation’s capital, House Speaker Michael Busch said.
In our region, the government estimates there are 11,000 companies working on cybersecurity.
A cybersecurity conference is being held in Baltimore to discuss commercial developments in the field.
Leaders from across the District of Columbia municipal government gathered last April for a summit on cybersecurity, where they agreed in writing on the need to improve computer safety training for its workers. Yet nearly a year later, no organized, across-the-board training is offered for employees even though electronic data theft from governments is on the rise.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is highlighting his efforts to promote cybersecurity development in Maryland.
The cybersecurity firm Accuvant Inc. says it expects to add 180 jobs as it moves its Maryland office from Hanover to nearby Dorsey.
The U.S. Naval Academy is aiming to be among the first colleges to have a cybersecurity major accredited by a top professional body, a school official said Monday, and the superintendent said he has been meeting with Navy officials about how to find funding to build a $100 million cybersecurity facility on campus.
Salisbury University is teaming up with the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia for a new academic program on cybersecurity.
The U.S. Naval Academy will hold a symposium on the history and future challenges of cybersecurity.
Officials at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis say they will be studying the possibility of building a cybersecurity center.
Maryland and Montgomery County have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.