Baltimore, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011
Christian S. Johansson, Secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), today released the CyberMaryland logo, the latest and most visible aspect of the state’s marketing efforts to position Maryland as the national leader in cybersecurity.
“The CyberMaryland initiative, which Governor Martin O’Malley launched in January 2010, called for a coordinated and defined marketing campaign to raise Maryland’s national and global profile in cybersecurity,” said Secretary Johansson. “Since then, business, government and academia have worked together to form the CyberMaryland Marketing Consortium, which has adopted this unique logo to build and reinforce Maryland’s identity as the epicenter for information security and innovation.”
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Congressmen Ben Cardin, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Chris Van Hollen, and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher joined Governor O’Malley and 250 executives from Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies and government to release CyberMaryland: Epicenter for Information Security & Innovation on January 11, 2010. This strategic plan is the foundation of the state’s business attraction and retention, workforce development and marketing efforts in the cybersecurity industry.
The CyberMaryland logo, which was designed by DBED, features the word Cyber in a cool, celestial blue connected to Maryland by an ellipse encircling a global point and symbolizing the state as the world’s cyber center – where talent, activity and discovery converge. Both horizontal and stacked versions are available.
Using the logo affirms an organization’s affiliation as a CyberMaryland marketing stakeholder involved with developing information technologies, systems or research; education and training; or professional services. Companies interested in featuring the logo on their web sites are asked to link to The CyberMaryland Blog, a daily roundup of events, news and jobs. The logo will eventually serve as a portal to the official CyberMaryland website scheduled to launch in Spring 2011. Guidelines to ensure proper logo use are available at CyberMaryland.