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DataTribe announces annual cybersecurity startup challenge

DataTribe, a Fulton-based global cyberfoundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, has launched its fifth-annual DataTribe Challenge. The competition is poised to identify and curate Pre-Series A, high-technology startups with a vision to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. Three finalists will split $20,000 in prize money and one winner will […]

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SIXGEN acquires Fourcast Management & Analysis

SixGen, an Annapolis-based cybersecurity services and products company, has acquired Fourcast Management & Analysis, of Hanover, a technology management consulting company. Fourcast provides advisory services and skills in executive strategic program management, systems engineering, cost estimation and budgeting execution to deliver substantial engineering and information system development efforts. “SIXGEN is pleased to welcome Fourcast to […]

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JMI, Gula Portfolio Company Acquire Curricula

Huntress has purchased cybersecurity training startup Curricula for $22 million, marking the company’s second acquisition in about 18 months. The Ellicott City firm, whose investors include local venture firms GulaTech Adventures, of Columbia; and JMI Equity, of Baltimore, also acquired Level Effect in January 2021. Curricula, of Atlanta, has built a story-based and gamified platform […]

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Tenable introduces Ness Expertus Expert

Tenable, of Columbia, announced the addition of Nessus Expert to its portfolio of vulnerability assessment solutions, giving security consultants, pen testers and security practitioners extended external capabilities and expanded visibility into cloud native environments. External assets and cloud configurations represent two of the biggest cyber risks facing organizations today. Most enterprises lack good accounting of […]

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Tenable’s research reveals ransomware cottage industry of cybercrime

New research from Columbia-based Tenable revealed that one of the main reasons ransomware has prospered is due to the advent of ransomware-as-a-service, which has catapulted ransomware from a fledgling threat into a worldwide force.  The service model has significantly lowered the barrier of entry, allowing cybercriminals who lack the technical skills to commoditize ransomware. In 2020, ransomware groups reportedly […]

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HCEDA, APL leverage smart city innovation in Gateway

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, to plan and implement a smart and connected community concept within Howard County’s Gateway District. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in April includes provisions for autonomous systems, clean and sustainable energy, population health and cybersecurity concepts that […]

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Cerberus Sentinel acquires Creatrix

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp., a cybersecurity consulting and managed services firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has completed the acquisition of Creatrix Inc., a woman-owned cybersecurity and information technology company based in Columbia and in Franklin, Tenn. Under the terms of the agreement, Creatrix will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cerberus Sentinel. The company was co-founded byAnna […]

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Gula Tech Adventures join $3M seed round for BEMO

BEMO, a managed security service provider based in Redmond, Wash., has completed a $3 million seed funding round to secure small and medium-sized companies running on the Microsoft Cloud against cyberattacks. The round was led by Fulton-based Gula Tech Adventures, with participation from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, SaaS Venture Capital and Pleiade Venture. Recognizing the value […]

Posted inBusiness News names Barrett division president

Columbia-based has appointed Tony Barrett as president of its cyber and engineering sector. In this role, Barrett will drive the growth of’s federal market by developing and deploying technical expertise and innovative solutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity and agile development to win new business.  Previously, Barrett was senior vice president of the integrated defense solutions […]

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HCEDA, CSCG celebrate new partnership

The Howard County Economic Development Authority recently welcomed the German Cyber Security Council (CSCG) to the county with a formal Memorandum of Understanding signing and office opening reception.  The MOU solidifies the partnership between HCEDA and the CSCG to establish a German-American trusted platform of collaboration on key cyber and information security issues and B2B […]