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DHS S&T awards $750K to SecuLore

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies. “Our nation’s emergency communications network is at risk to escalating cyber-attacks,” said Vincent Sritapan, S&T Program Manager. […]

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Tenable deal creates unified, risk-based platform

Tenable, the Columbia-based cyber exposure company, has acquired Indegy Ltd., a firm in the industrial cybersecurity space which provides visibility, security and control across operational technology (OT) environments, for $78 million. “For every company in every industry, OT is now part of the modern attack surface. [Chief information security officers] are being asked to secure […]

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A cautionary tale for government contracting

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Aventura Technologies, Inc. and its senior management are charged with fraud, money laundering and illegal importation of equipment. The criminal complaint charges the company and seven current and former employees with selling Chinese-made equipment with known cybersecurity vulnerability to the U.S. government while falsely representing that the […]

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CAMI elects 2020 board of directors

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc. (CAMI) has elected its 2020 executive committee and board of directors with Gregg Smith, president and CEO of Attila Security, serving a one-year term as board chairman effective Jan. 1, 2020. He succeeds Gina Abate, president and CEO of Edwards Performance Solutions, who served as board chair since 2018 […]

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IronNet Cybersecurity announces growth plans in EMEA

Maple Lawn-based IronNet Cybersecurity, which operates in the Collective Defense and Network Traffic Analysis space, announced a major expansion and investment in the Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa market (known as EMEA) via a new partnership with U.K.-based managed security service provider ITC Secure.  In addition, IronNet has […]

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Thrive expands into the Mid-Atlantic with EaseTech

Foxborough, Mass.-based Thrive, a provider of NextGen Managed Services, has acquired EaseTech, a well-established, leading managed services provider based in Columbia. The addition of EaseTech will provide a new region for Thrive to offer their advanced suite of cybersecurity, hybrid Cloud, global network management, disaster recovery and compliance-driven NextGen services. Founded in 1993 by Chuck […]

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What to do about cybersquatters

What’s in a domain name, really? For small businesses, it’s the best way for customers to find them and for vendors to network with them. But what if a suspicious-looking email appears in your inbox threatening to take over your company’s domain name because it conflicts with a trademark or the sender has filed a […]

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Inc. 5000 cyber company opens in Columbia

Cyber company CNF Technologies Corp. will open its first location outside of Texas in at a 3,000-square-foot space at 7110 Samuel Morse Drive, in Columbia Gateway Business Park. It will be the company’s fourth location total. In August 2019, Inc. magazine announced that CNF was no. 3,409 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks […]

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Cyber security firms join forces

SecuLore Solutions of Odenton and Phishgoggles Security Awareness Service of Millersville have partnered to provide a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity services for 9-1-1. The agreement marries SecuLore’s technology and public safety expertise with Phishgoggles’ comprehensive phishing and educational service to protect crucial public safety infrastructure. SecuLore’s services and proprietary hardware have helped protect and remediate […]