Earlier this year, The New New Internet reported the intention of Maryland Governor O’Malley to make Maryland the “epicenter of cybersecurity.” This effort includes attempts to attract more cybersecurity companies as well as the new U.S. Cyber Command to Maryland.
As part of this developing push, the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) is partnering with Maryland to bring Israeli cyber capabilities to bear in the state, according to a report in the Examiner. MIDC plans to hold a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 22, which will feature experts from Maryland discussing business opportunities for cyber companies in the state.
The conference, titled “Cyber Security & Data Management: The U.S. Market – Opportunities and Challenges,” is co-sponsored by the Security Technology Institute. The goal of the conference is to provide Israeli cyber companies with a preview of the U.S. market.
“Cyber security touches almost every aspect of our lives,” said Allen Shay, CEO of Security Technology Institute in Maryland. “We live in a world now where almost everything is connected and the ability to create havoc on that world wide web is pretty robust.”