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The Chief Information Security Officer “In-Residence” program known as “HOCO CISO” is based at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). This first of its kind program is designed to address the needs of residents of the MCE along with the more than 200 member companies of the Howard Tech Council (HTC) who do not have their own Chief Security or Privacy officer.

Through this program, members are able to access a select set of certified senior executive level security professionals in the county who have agreed to serve in a “virtual” capacity providing governance, privacy, risk, and information security management guidance. The HOCO CISO program also functions as an economic development engine connecting members who need additional levels of support with cyber security companies in the local market.



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