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Maryland’s cyber industry ‘thrives’ as hackers get more advanced [Links]

"The industry frequently benefits when NSA employees leave to work in the private sector, unleashing intelligence and innovation otherwise that 'may have been trapped for years' in the agency’s secretive environment."

Maryland’s cybersecurity industry thrives despite hackers’ evolution [Capital News Service]: “The industry frequently benefits when NSA employees leave to work in the private sector, unleashing intelligence and innovation otherwise that ‘may have been trapped for years’ in the agency’s secretive environment, according to Jeffrey Wells, executive director of cyber development at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.”

BDC headed in right direction despite staff turnover, mayor says [Baltimore Brew]: “Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attributed the high turnover at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) … as part of a normal transition when new leadership is installed in an agency.”

Baltimore legislator wants to invite third parties to the political process [Baltimore City Paper]: “So [Bill] Ferguson has introduced two bills in the current Maryland General Assembly session that aim to ease the way for those who aren’t Republicans or Democrats to engage in political life.”

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Andrew Zaleski

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