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MAGIC’s 8th Cybersecurity Competition Is Largest To Date

MAGIC’s 8th Cybersecurity Competition Is Largest To Date

The Capture The Flag (CTF) Event Reached Over 300 Students in 3 Countries   WESTMINSTER, MD - November 11th, 2019  The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce another successful Capture The Flag (CTF) event that took place this past Saturday, November 9th at the Community Media Center…

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Why Westminster is the Perfect Location for Your Start-Up 

Why Westminster is the Perfect Location for Your Start-Up 

    Starting a business is tough work. Whether you're getting started with a new app or you're looking to provide state-of-the-art technological solutions to your clients, founding a start-up is a big risk with the potential for great rewards.  Choosing the right people, the right product, and the right…

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How to Get a Job in Tech

How to Get a Job in Tech

It's no secret that the world of technology makes for a lucrative and attractive career. For some, the allure of active, daily problem-solving pulls them towards the field. For others, it is the promise of innovation and getting to be a part of the future that inspires them to apply.…

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MAGIC CONJURES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, The Tech Incubator Program Gains Exiting Startup CEO

MAGIC CONJURES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, The Tech Incubator Program Gains Exiting Startup CEO

MAGIC CONJURES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The tech incubator program gains exiting startup CEO WESTMINSTER, MD - September 5th, 2019 - The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that their search for a new Executive Director has ended with the recruitment of serial entrepreneur and Maryland native, Graham…

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Skayl Reception and Ribbon Cutting

Skayl Reception and Ribbon Cutting

Carroll County doesn’t see as much technical innovation as big cities, which is what makes it so exciting when a new tech business joins our local economy. Most recently, Skayl opened their doors at a new office in the TownMall of Westminster. Together with the Battleground gaming lounge, the Sweet…

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MAGIC Executive Director Amy Rupp Resigns to Pursue Life Goals; Board of Directors Begins Search for New Executive Director

MAGIC Executive Director Amy Rupp Resigns to Pursue Life Goals; Board of Directors Begins Search for New Executive Director

Westminster, MD – The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC) Board of Directors seeks a new Executive Director. The Executive Director will oversee all operations, functions and activities, working in partnership with the board to position the organization for long-term success.  Current Executive Director, Amy Rupp is resigning effective September…

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Understanding the Internet of Things

Understanding the Internet of Things

There are many buzz words and technical phrases that we use within the tech ecosystem and one of them is “The Internet of Things”. The internet of things is a phrase that describes the web of smart devices that make up our daily lives and personal networks. Things like your…

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Get Rewarded by Google for Hacking!

Get Rewarded by Google for Hacking!

Though most people think of hackers as malicious types who break into computer networks for nefarious purposes, this is not always the case. White Hat hackers, as we discussed in our last blog post, are helpful computer masters who hack into secure networks to help make them stronger. If you're…

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What is an Ethical Hacker?

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…

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Winners of MAGIC’s Seventh Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition

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…

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

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…

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MAGIC’s 7th Capture the Flag Competition

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…

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CTC and MAGIC selected as finalist for Maryland Cybersecurity Awards

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…

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Another Successful Hackathon in the Books

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.…

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Winners of the 2019 Carroll County Hackathon

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…

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