Jeani Park was named the director of cyber development inside Governor Martin O’Malley‘s administration last week, as Technically Baltimore reported.
Her job will be to head O’Malley’s cybersecurity agenda, which no doubt will involve finding a way to bring more investment into a state in which the private and public sectors employ more than 19,000 people in the cybersecurity field. She’s begun unveiling her goals, which she says will focus heavily on growing what is a successful regional industry to an international one.
In an interview with MDBizNews, Park explained more about her role as director:
I want to grow primarily the commercial side of the cybersecurity industry in Maryland and grow CyberMaryland from a local and regional organization to a national and international organization.
CyberMaryland is really a cybersecurity community, founded by the governor and has been funded largely by the state but not exclusively. There are other people who are funding and participating. We want to get more commercial companies involved and want to build more collaboration between public and private sectors. [more]
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