Israel and Maryland: Protecting the Internet

042514_mishmashIsrael has long been called the “gold standard” for homeland security, because of its need to protect itself in all domains of warfare, which most recently includes cyber security attacks. At the same time, Maryland is called the “epicenter” of cyber security in the U.S. because the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command are both located at Fort Meade near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Both here and in Israel, legions of innovative high-tech companies are responding to the government and private sector’s need to stay ahead of hackers, presenting excellent opportunities for collaboration between Maryland and Israeli companies.

To that end, the Maryland/Israel Development Center is hosting a delegation of Israeli homeland and cyber security companies May 13 and 14 for “matchmaking” sessions with Maryland and American companies. MIDC is also organizing a delegation of Maryland companies to go to MIXiii, the Israel Innovation Conference from May 15 to 22. Originally a bio-med conference, MIXiii now encompasses the full spectrum of Israeli technological capabilities from telecommunications, information and Internet security to pioneering medical device, bio and pharmaceutical technology.

Visit the MIDC website at for information on these two programs.

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