Part Three UMGC Series: 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 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.

Cyberattacks on e-commerce systems often result in financial and reputational harm as well as compromised personal and corporate data. In Part Three of our series, Patrick O’Guinn, Sr. program chair of Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations at UMGC, and Elena Healing, a recent graduate of the UMGC Cybersecurity Management and Policy program, discuss how to enhance security when transacting business online. Continue Reading

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