What is an Ethical Hacker?

There are three primary types of hackers known to the web: Black Hat, White Hat, and Grey Hat. These different hats are meant to imply the morality level of the hacker wearing them, though the hats are purely metaphoric. Today, we’re going to be focusing on White Hat Hackers, also known as ethical hackers. There’s…

Winners of MAGIC’s Seventh Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition

Adjutant General of Maryland, Major General Linda Singh gave opening remarks at MAGIC’s seventh Capture the Flag (CTF 007) Cybersecurity Competition held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, welcoming competitors from around the world, including Ecuador and Estonia. Over 100 students competed across 8 different locations including three international locations. A group of folk dancers from…

Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory receives Cybersecurity Industry Resource Award at the 2019 Maryland Cybersecurity Awards

On Thursday, April 11th the nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) received the Cybersecurity Industry Resource Award at the 2019 Maryland Cybersecurity Awards. The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI), in partnership with EZShield, Maryland Department of Commerce and Point3 Security, hosted the 3rd Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration. Before a sold-out crowd of 350…

MAGIC’s 7th Capture the Flag Competition

Press Release MAGIC’s 7th Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition Contact Information: Amy Rupp For Immediate Release: 04/10/2019 Westminster- On Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11am-4pm MAGIC will host its 7th Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. MAGIC’s CTF is an ethical hacking cybersecurity competition for entry-level participants students. No prior experience is required and the event…

CTC and MAGIC selected as finalist for Maryland Cybersecurity Awards

The Carroll Technology Council, Inc. (CTC) and the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) are honored to be selected by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) as two of three finalists for its third annual Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration. This celebration will highlight the best and brightest of Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. Finalists were selected by…

Another Successful Hackathon in the Books

The Carroll County Hackathon, held February 22nd through 24th, at McDaniel College was a great success for MAGIC.  We couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, judges, and participants! And so, I want to take the opportunity to share the story of the weekend with you. We entered the weekend with…

Winners of the 2019 Carroll County Hackathon

For Immediate Release 02/25/2019   Westminster, MD – MAGIC is pleased to report that 55 students participated in the 2019 Carroll County Hackathon. The Hackathon Workshop, led by Jon Allen from Advantage Internet Marketing and Chris Allport and Nick DeTello from Skayl, on Friday, February 22, 2019 taught students how to design, build, and pitch…

The Success of Capture the Flag

To quote Hannibal Smith, George Peppard’s character on the A-Team, I love it when a plan comes together. In this case, it’s the long lead-time for growing new tech talent and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, the central mission of MAGIC, or the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory. MAGIC divides time between three categories of activities: Tech…

It’s the Season of Giving

Everyone knows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but don’t forget #GivingTuesday! As the year comes to a close, MAGIC would like to thank our partners, sponsors, and our MAGIC families for your continued participation and support of our efforts to promote technology and entrepreneurship in our community. MAGIC is dedicated to building a tech ecosystem…