Next month, a group of Maryland-based power players will launch a new initiative to grow the local cyber community.
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) are collaborating on that project, known as the Cybersecurity Connections Initiative. The NCCoE is made up of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Maryland Department of Commerce and Montgomery County. These stakeholders hope to provide cyber services to companies, government agencies and academic entities alike; they also aim to better address the cyber needs of the state and connect cyber companies and workers with those seeking to boost digital security.
Together, the organizing entities completed a memorandum of understanding with partner organizations to help facilitate collaboration in the sector, offering opportunities for tech transfer or licensing of technology and more. The initiative will be hosting a networking lunch and signing ceremony on March 6, with a cybersecurity connections webinar series to follow.
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