The Carroll County Department of Economic Development late last week recognized Westminster-based Skayl, a systems integration and consulting company with its inaugural “Best of Carroll County Award” for its work in the healthcare, defense, smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) industries.
The award was presented as part of the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland’s 2019 Cybersecurity Awards.
“Carroll has many resources to support growing information technology and cybersecurity companies including our top-ranked high school and college level programs,” Carroll County Department of Economic Development Deputy Director Denise Beaver said in a statement.
Carroll Community College offers programs in cybersecurity and other related fields.
Chris Allport, one of the co-founders of Skayl, was at the awards last week to accept the recognition from Carroll County. He said the company is growing in Westminster, and “looking to add qualified team members to help us advance our mission.”
The company currently has four job openings listed on its website.
The Carroll Technology Council, which works on developing tech solutions and networking for Carroll County businesses, and the The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, a resource and entrepreneurship hub for tech, were both recognized as finalists in the Cybersecurity Industry Resource Award at the event, and the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory took home the top recognition.