A new international cybersecurity center at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will aim to bring international companies to the state and is expected to create at least 100 jobs in the coming years.
The center, called iCyberCenter@bwtech, is a partnership between the university and the Maryland Department of Commerce. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the initiative Wednesday during his economic trade mission in Europe.
The center, located within bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park, will include an executive training session and yearlong incubator program geared toward companies in the United Kingdom and other U.S. allies.
"We know how strong our cyber industry is," said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill, in a statement. "Now it's time for the world to find out that Maryland is the cyber capital of the world."
The goal of the center is to help international companies establish a U.S. presence with proximity to some of the largest companies and government agencies focused on cyber.