13 Feb 2018

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The State of Maryland’s UK Office Director for cybersecurity is pleased to support two forthcoming workshops in the UK Midlands to help educate local UK cybersecurity companies on the $50 bn US cybersecurity market.

The State of Maryland’s UK Office Director for cybersecurity is pleased to support two forthcoming workshops in the UK Midlands to help educate local UK cybersecurity companies on the $50 bn US cybersecurity market.

International cybersecurity business expert Andy Williams will lead the workshops to be held in Leicestershire on 27 February and on 1 March in Worcester. Andy is also International Director of the iCyberCenter international business incubator for the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The two workshops will be hosted by Midlands companies that have already achieved great success in the US cyber market – Intercede in Leicestershire and Titania in Worcester – who will be sharing their insights into what it takes to succeed in the lucrative but highly competitive US cyber market.

The workshops are being organised in support of the MOU on cybersecurity trade and investment collaboration agreed between the State of Maryland and the Midlands Engine in June 2017.

The Midlands Engine has previously led two successful cyber business delegations to Maryland to attend the annual Cyber Maryland conference and these workshops in the UK provide a further opportunity to build on the transatlantic relationship between Maryland and the Midlands.

In welcoming the opportunity to lead these workshops, Andy Williams said: “for UK cyber companies with serious growth ambitions, the US is a key destination and I look forward to helping more Midlands companies understand how to successfully engage in the market.”

Linda Smith, Director of Enterprise for the Worcester LEP said: “We are keen to build on our relationship with Maryland on cybersecurity and see these workshops as a great way of encouraging more Midlands cyber companies to learn how to grow their export business.”


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