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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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The Success of Capture the Flag

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…

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Hacking for Good – Capture the Flag 006 Cybersecurity Competition

Hacking for Good – Capture the Flag 006 Cybersecurity Competition

MAGIC recently held its sixth Capture the Flag competition. Capture the Flag is an “ethical hacking” competition that teaches students about cybersecurity in an engaging and interesting way. Instead of studying the often confusing and abstract ins and outs of computer science, the event acts as a way to get…

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It’s the Season of Giving

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…

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Winners of MAGIC’s Sixth Capture the Flag

Winners of MAGIC’s Sixth Capture the Flag

MAGIC is pleased to report that the sixth Capture the Flag (CTF 006) Cybersecurity Competition held on Saturday November 3, 2018 was a success and established several new milestones for the event.  For the first time ever, this event brought together students from around the world to compete! Almost 150…

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MAGIC’s Capture the Flag 006 Cybersecurity Competition

Westminster- On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 11am-4pm MAGIC will host its sixth Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. This event is an ethical hacking cybersecurity competition for entry-level participants at the high school and college level. No prior experience is required and the event is free for participants. Registration will…

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MAGIC + Partners + Sponsors = Awesome Capture the Flag Competition

MAGIC + Partners + Sponsors = Awesome Capture the Flag Competition

MAGIC is excited to Partner with Carroll County Public Library, System Source, and the Carroll Technology Council for our 6th Capture the Flag (CTF 006) cybersecurity competition on Saturday, November 3, 2018 The Carroll County Public Library is an integral part of MAGIC’s CTF competitions. The back-end technical expertise and…

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MAGIC Healthy Smart Home Update

MAGIC Healthy Smart Home Update

  The MAGIC Health Smart Home project has achieved several significant milestones over the past several months.  Continuous environmental data is streaming from all rooms in both Project houses, stored locally on a multi-terabyte hard drive, as well as stored in a cloud based data base.  In addition, sound level sensors…

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MAGIC’s Project eReboot – Learning How to Build a Computer in 2 Hours

MAGIC’s Project eReboot – Learning How to Build a Computer in 2 Hours

Last weekend was MAGIC's Project eReboot event; it's somewhat difficult to describe such a unique event. eReboot was a fast-paced, energized computer-building challenge with cryptic puzzles and secret messages to solve. Beyond being a fun and challenging competition, it was a great learning experience and required creative, critical thinking to…

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Winners of the first Project e-Reboot challenge

Winners of the first Project e-Reboot challenge

MAGIC is please to report that 15 students competed in the first Project e-Reboot Competition on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Together, e-End and MAGIC created an event unlike any other in the region! Set in a post apocalyptic world, Project e-Reboot challenged teams of high school students to create a…

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