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HCEDA and the Cyber Security Council Germany Celebrate a New Partnership

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

HOWARD COUNTY, MD (May 10, 2022) –The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), along with Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball, welcomed the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. (CSCG) to Howard County on May 3, 2022 with a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing and office opening reception. The MOU solidifies the partnership between HCEDA and the Cyber Security Council Germany to establish a German-American trusted platform of collaboration on key cyber and information security issues and B2B exchange. The Cyber Security Council Germany launched its first U.S. office at the HCEDA’s Maryland Innovation Center to support international business connections.

“The HCEDA is proud to establish this new partnership with the German Cyber Security Council e.V. Our Maryland Innovation Center will serve the Council and its members as a dynamic hub of activity, complete with services and a strong network of local, state, and national leaders in the cybersecurity industry. It also provides opportunities for our local businesses to collaborate to solve global challenges,” said Larry Twele, CEO of HCEDA. “Partnerships like this are vital in today’s turbulent global climate, and Howard County is well-positioned as a leader to grow business.”

“This partnership is a giant leap forward in connecting our Howard County business community to the world and establishing a pathway for German companies to expand into the region,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “This agreement is another example of Howard County’s strong position as a leader in cybersecurity, and we are continuing to prepare for the jobs and businesses of the future.”

The Cyber Security Council Germany and six of its German members — Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President of CSCG e.V.; Hannes Harthun Büroleiter, CSCG e.V.; Dr. Alexander Löw, CEO of Data Warehouse; Prof. Dr. André Döring, CEO &Co-Founder of Robin Data GmbH; Andreas Pankow, CEO of DGC Switzerland AG; and Uwe Heim, Senior Managing Director of Ankura — participated in multiple strategic meetings throughout the week with the HCEDA business development team. These included conversations with the U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith, Ft. Meade Alliance, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratories, and Howard County leaders in cybersecurity and tech.

“In these uncertain times, our transatlantic partnership becomes increasingly important. We want to bring the strength of our two nations to Howard County’s cybersecurity ecosystem to enable security for business, government, science, and society,” stated Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President of CSCG e.V.

About the Cyber Security Council Germany: The Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. was founded in August 2012 by renowned personalities as a politically neutral association. The Cyber Security Council Germany is based in Berlin, its objective is to consult and advise businesses, government agencies and political decision-makers and support them against cybercrime.

About Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA): Howard County Economic Development Authority is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses, and attracting corporate/regional headquarters. HCEDA also maintains several programs aimed at small, minority, and agricultural companies’ unique needs. Additionally, the HCEDA strives to preserve the distinctive quality of life in Howard County. To learn more about Howard County farms and the HCEDA, visit www.hceda.org.

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HCEDA and the Cyber Security Council Germany Photo Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hocogov/52048977697/in/album-72177720298632942/

Caption: Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Alexander Löw (Data Warehouse CEO), Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President of CSCG e.V., Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Larry Twele, CEO of HCEDA

HCEDA and the Cyber Security Council Germany Photo Source:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mmx6ulx4rodsmvo/IMG_4806.jpeg?dl=0

Left to right: Luis Borunda (Maryland Deputy Secretary of State), Larry Twele (HCEDA CEO), Chris Moyer (HCEDA Managing Director of Business Development and Marketing), Maria Angelica Vargas (HCEDA Director of International Business Development), Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith, Hans-Wilhelm Dunn (Cyber-Security Council Germany President), Andreas Pankow (DGC Switzerland AG CEO), Dr. Alexander Löw (Data Warehouse CEO), Prof. Dr. André Döring (Robin Data GmbH CEO and Founder)

HCEDA and the Cyber Security Council Germany Photo Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hocogov/52050529215/in/album-72177720298632942/

Caption: Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Alexander Löw (Data Warehouse CEO), Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President of CSCG e.V., Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Larry Twele, CEO of HCEDA

 

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