Kathy Warden: Northrop Program Aims to Support Cybersecurity R&D

northrop-Grumman_BLUEKathy Warden, Northrop Grumman Information Systems corporate vice president and president, addressed an event Friday that marked completion of an initiative intended to improve resources and tools in cybersecurity.

The ceremony recognized graduates of the Cyber Cync Program, which thec ompany helped implement with the research arm of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Northrop said Friday.

UMBC and Northrop also discussed the growth of the bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator project, which is intended as an extension of the Cyber Cync Program.

“We’re proud to be a part of this endeavor and congratulate the Cync companies,” Warden said, adding a goal of the partnership is to equip workers with knowledge and skills to address future cybersecurity challenges.

Northrop says 48 cybersecurity companies have so far been affiliated with the bwtech@UMBC, which runs the educational institution’s Research & Technology Park.

During the ceremon, a new 3,353 square-foot space called CyberHive with facilities such as laboratories, offices and a conference room was unveiled as part of the bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator.

Northrop and bwtech@UMBC co-founded the Cync program two years ago tto support projects of small businesses directed towards technologies for protecting virtual networks.

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