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May. 29, 2014 9:15 am

Feds grant five-year contract to Crofton’s Force 3 [Cybersecurity Roundup]

This is the Cybersecurity Roundup. Every Thursday morning, Technical.ly Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces of the Baltimore area's cybersecurity industry.

Judges vetting InvestMaryland Challenge applicants. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development.

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Crofton-based Force 3 was recently awarded a U.S. Department of Commerce contract to provide network equipment and maintenance, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. The five-year deal could be worth up to $150 million.

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a longtime advocate for expanding Maryland’s cybersecurity workforce, introduced a bill that would set aside $120 million to create a cybersecurity center at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported.

Protenus, a DreamIt Health graduate, is raising $750,000 as it builds a system to protect electronic medical records, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported.

Tenable Network Security announced Nessus Enterprise, a vulnerability assessment, scanning and compliance platform. Nessus allows companies to scan more devices more often, implement role-based access and share scanners and their results, according to a release from the Columbia firm, which employs 360.

Luminal was named one of the winners in the InvestMaryland Challenge, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported. The Frederick startup designs cloud-computing security systems.

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Tyler Waldman

Tyler Waldman is lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. A Towson University graduate and former local editor for Patch.com, Tyler has also written and photographed for publications including the Baltimore Brew, Howard County Times and Towson Times. He lives in Charles Village.

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