Columbia cyber firm wins federal contract worth up to $10.7M

Baltimore Business Journal | 06.17.15

A Columbia cybersecurity firm has been awarded a federal contract worth up to $10.7 million to help the government prevent and better detect attacks.

Chiron Technology Services did not specify what government agency the contract is with.

The veteran-owned company will help the agency block hackers from getting into government networks, detect when cyber attacks occur and take action quickly. The system is designed to address insider threats, threats that come from within the company.

On June 4, it was announced that 4.2 million federal employees may have had their personal information compromised when the Office of Personnel Management's information systems were hacked. The hack, which went undetected for more than a year, has further fueled a national debate on cybersecurity.

Chiron was founded in 2004 and is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense. The 11-year-old firm provides government and commercial clients with cybersecurity services and training, cyber analytics, information assurance, systems engineering and software engineering.

By Asha Glover