By Pat Warren

ELKRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) — There’s a threat of invasion no locked door can prevent, but a new Maryland company is taking on the challenge.

Pat Warren reports on a new cybersecurity center.

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Alarms are going off all around the country about the threat to cybersecurity.

The threat of cyber attacks intensifies.

“A cyber attack is on its way. We will suffer a catastrophic cyber attack. The clock is ticking,” said chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers.

The dire realities of cyber threats–whether on the level discussed by Rogers last year, or a need to protect local business and personal data–is motivating cybersecurity companies like Accuvant to expand in the quest of homeland security.

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“Arnold Toynby, the great historian, said that people progress in response to adversity. And given the adversity of this cyber threat, we’re poised for a lot of advancing. And that’s what this company represents,” said Governor O’Malley.

It also serves as model for the administration’s jobs creation policies.

“In all of these emerging sectors, the opportunities are emerging more quickly than our skills are developing. So that’s why it’s important that we have statewide strategies,” O’Malley said.

The new facility creates 200 jobs in the role of securing the country’s cyber infrastructure.

The Elkridge, Howard County location is the company’s prime spot for its security operations center.

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The new center is also the company’s second largest location nationwide for general business operations.