Key Industries

CYBERSECURITY & IT


The State of Cyber

In tech, the right environment can take you from surviving to thriving. Tapping into a built-in customer base–one with significant tech needs and spending power–sets you up for success. We’re talking about the military and federal government, which have a major presence in Maryland. Here, you’ll also find a density of tech workers with skills to service your public sector clients and wow your private sector customers.

Cyber Incubator

The bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator, adjacent to leading tech university UMBC and 15 minutes from the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, provides dedicated space and resources for cyber startups, including dedicated programs for international companies.

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Cyber Incubator

The bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator, adjacent to leading tech university UMBC and 15 minutes from the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, provides dedicated space and resources for cyber startups, including dedicated programs for international companies.

Stay informed on cybersecurity & general business news in Maryland.

4 PROGRAMS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP AND NEVER STOP

In Maryland, you’ll find dedicated state programs and focused investors that are all-in on supporting local tech success. Here are four exciting opportunities for Maryland companies.

DataTribe  is a cybersecurity-focused startup foundry in Fulton, Maryland, which provides capital, facilities, and a variety of services to qualified cybersecurity startups.

A state-led program that incentivizes investors to make investments in Maryland technology companies. Learn more.

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation  (TEDCO) drives Maryland’s next wave of startups through a variety of resources and Seed Funds, including the Cybersecurity Investment Fund and Technology Commercialization Fund.

The State of Maryland partners with several incubators to offer international tech companies the opportunity to come to Maryland and test get to know the market before committing to a move. Learn more .

If the cyber industry had a corporate headquarters, it would be Maryland. Maryland has the largest concentration of cyber expertise and resources in the world.

– Bob Ackerman, Co-Founder, DataTribe

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Meet Maryland CEOs

Get to know the CEOs behind some of Maryland's leading cyber companies.

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Homegrown Success  

YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY.

From cyber startups to industry powerhouses, Maryland is a hotbed of innovation in the IT & Cybersecurity sector. Get to know the companies calling Maryland home.

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This is a very strategic location for businesses.

-  Ryan Corey, CEO, Cybrary

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Our headquarters in downtown Columbia is close to national security and civilian cybersecurity agencies.

-  Steve Vintz, CFO, Tenable

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Being here allows us to take advantage of rich engineering talent that doesn’t really exist in this concentration anywhere else in the country.

-  Ellison Anne Williams, CEO, Enveil

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When you look at the innovation in cybersecurity and data science, Maryland's right at the heart of that boom.

-  Robert Lee, CEO & Co-Founder, Dragos

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There are an infinite number of resources in the cybersecurity space in Maryland. Great people, location, and infrastructure.

-  Matt Watchinski, VP, Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group

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Fulton-based software company Sonatype is trusted by more than 1,500 organizations and 15 million developers.

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Maryland-based cybersecurity company ZeroFox went from up-and-coming startup to major industry player in just a few years.

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The U.S. Government cybersecurity operations are located within the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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This is a very strategic location for businesses.

-  Ryan Corey, CEO, Cybrary

See Expansion Story

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Our headquarters in downtown Columbia is close to national security and civilian cybersecurity agencies.

-  Steve Vintz, CFO, Tenable

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Being here allows us to take advantage of rich engineering talent that doesn’t really exist in this concentration anywhere else in the country.

-  Ellison Anne Williams, CEO, Enveil

Read Success Story

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When you look at the innovation in cybersecurity and data science, Maryland's right at the heart of that boom.

-  Robert Lee, CEO & Co-Founder, Dragos

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There are an infinite number of resources in the cybersecurity space in Maryland. Great people, location, and infrastructure.

-  Matt Watchinski, VP, Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group

Read Success Story

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Fulton-based software company Sonatype is trusted by more than 1,500 organizations and 15 million developers.

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Maryland-based cybersecurity company ZeroFox went from up-and-coming startup to major industry player in just a few years.

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The U.S. Government cybersecurity operations are located within the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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Contact Us 

Kimberly Mentzell

Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce

  443-414-7508   Kimberly.Mentzell@maryland.gov