Forbes Names Anne Arundel Company One Of Year's Best Businesses

Jacob Baumgart

HANOVER, MD — Marylanders were glued to their computers this year. After the coronavirus pandemic made gatherings risky, students and workers relied on technology to share information. That meant our data was more vulnerable than ever.

Communication networks became prime targets. Hackers even breached supposedly secure websites, like the Baltimore County Public Schools network.

With online threats growing, cybersecurity emerged as a prominent field. Forbes responded by launching its first-ever Cybersecurity Awards.

One Anne Arundel County company commanded attention. Forbes named Dragos, a Hanover cybersecurity business, the year's most outstanding firm.

"Cyberattacks are a threat to the world’s power supplies and critical infrastructure," Forbes Associate Editor Thomas Brewster wrote. "Dragos specializes in stopping these attacks, and it’s gaining plaudits for securing this crucial niche."

Earlier this month, Dragos landed a $110 million investment to expand cybersecurity in the industries of electricity, oil, gas, manufacturing, mining, chemicals and transportation. Forbes pointed to this deal as a major reason that Dragos won the award.

"Thank you to our customers & partners who’ve helped us to get to this point," Dragos said on Twitter, announcing the deal. "We look forward to accelerating our growth and continuing our mission with you."

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This article originally appeared on the Odenton-Severn Patch