Ross Technologies Inc.
, a 14-year-old cyber security consulting firm, is moving its headquarters from Columbia to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County technology park.
The 11,425-square-foot office will open in the spring at 5520 Research Park Dr., bringing about 50 jobs to the new office. Ross' move highlights the research park's draw for cyber security firms, of which it now has about a dozen.
These include Telcordia Technologies Inc.
, a telecommunications company that is also opening at the research park this spring. The company works with Department of Defense agencies at Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground. It is opening the office as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure, expected to bring thousands of defense contracting jobs to Maryland.
Cyber security firms are a good fit for the research park given its proximity to Fort Meade, about 10 miles away, says Ellen Hemmerly, executive director of bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park.
The school is opening an incubator this week, the Northrup Grumman Cync program, that will help the next generation of tech firms combat online threats.
Writer: Julekha Dash
Source: Ellen Hemmerly, UMBC