Part Two UMGC Video Series: Tips for Ensuring a Safe and Secure Online Presence

University of Maryland Global Campus is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a three-part video series throughout the month featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.

In Part Two of our series, Michelle Hansen, UMGC collegiate professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics, and UMGC alumna Felicia Newton, recent graduate of the university’s Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations Program share their tips on securing consumer devices and what we must be aware of in an age where so many new devices are coming “online” in today’s smart home.Continue Reading

UMGC Three-part Video Series Raises Awareness for a Safe and Secure Online Presence

University of Maryland Global Campus observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a video series throughout the month featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who will share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.Continue Reading

Employers Underscore the Importance of Hands-on Skills at 2019 Decoding Your Cyber Career Event

“Basic certifications are important to get out of the gate, but hands-on experience goes a long way toward opening doors,” said Mike Janke, master of ceremonies for “Decoding Your Cyber Career,” a networking and informational event held on October 2 at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore (CCBC).Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Vice Dean Garrison-Alexander Reports on the State of Cyber Education in Leading UK-Based Online Publication

Editor’s Note: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Global Media Center launches its coverage of National Cybersecurity Month with an article by Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, which is reprinted here in its entirety from the current issue of the UK-based publication “Cyber Security Practitioner,” retaining its original British conventions of spelling and editorial style. Learn more about this publication at the article’s conclusion. The image used on the cover graphic and within the article is credited to Evstratov / Unsplash.com.Continue Reading

NSA Program Helps Build the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

It’s not the scarcity of skilled individuals to fill current and future cybersecurity workforce needs that keeps Loyce Pailen awake at night. For the director of the Center for Security Studies at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), it’s the issue of children growing up without understanding the nuances of cybersecurity—and the high paying cyber careers that are available to them—that tops her list of concerns.Continue Reading

Cybersecurity is Growing Concern 20 Years After Wake-Up Call

Twenty years after government and military officials revealed the menace,  internet hacking remains such an existential threat to the nation that it will require a “moonshot-style” development to get ahead of the hackers, warned speakers at a cybersecurity symposium hosted by University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on Oct. 10.Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Can Our Elections Systems Be Hacked?

Editor’s Note: Weekly throughout October—Cybersecurity Awareness Month—UMUC will be sharing tips, best practices and information to help you protect your data and personal information and become more aware of cybersecurity issues in our daily lives. Week 1 featured “Hack” to School, the top eight tips for students’ safety. During Week 2, we shared Five Proverbs to Live By to survive in cyberspace. In Week 3, we offered 5 Action Items to Secure the Workplace. This week, in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD, UMUC Professor & Program Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, answers a timely question about the integrity of U.S. elections. Continue Reading