Steve Muthomi always wanted to work in information technology, so he began his career journey by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information systems management at the University of Central Oklahoma. But once he joined the U.S. Army in 2014, he found that juggling school and work was a bigger challenge than he anticipated.
The three students recently awarded scholarships by the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) through the Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Scholarship Program have been giving much thought to the novel coronavirus’s impact on schools and how best to provide a quality education through mainly digital means.
Small businesses and sole proprietors do not need an IT department to keep their enterprises and clients secure and safe from cyber threats. However, what they do need, experts say, are good cyber habits.
ADELPHI, Md. (June 3, 2020)—The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has awarded scholarships to three students through the Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Scholarship Program (CySP). The CySP program is sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer.
Faculty members from University of Maryland Global Campus School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology offer their recommendations for staying safe during these uncertain times.
Beware of Scammers. Always active during times of uncertainty, cybercriminals are now working overtime amid the coronavirus crisis through a variety of attack vectors to exploit our fears, insecurities, and confusion around COVID-19 treatments. With so many of us teleworking and confined to our homes, it is vitally important to be aware of online and phone scams, and other threats that are rapidly increasing in volume and sophistication.
Adelphi, Md. (April 3, 2020)—The National Cyberwatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies focused on advancing information security education, has selected University of Maryland Global Campus for inclusion in its 2020 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education program.
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For Washington, D.C., area high school teachers Helene Johnson and Lorraine Lloyd, the GenCyber Teacher Camp they attended has been a real game-changer.
The United States and its democratic allies are in a struggle with autocratic powers that are using cyberattacks to undermine elections and to steal technology secrets as well as money to underwrite their regimes, said George Barnes, the deputy director of the National Security Agency, in his Jan. 21 address to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council.
Featured panelists Dr. Gregory von Lehman and Loyce Pailen highlight the accomplishments of University of Maryland Global Campus in promoting cybersecurity education in Maryland through partnerships and grants.
Now in its 10th year, the annual CyberMaryland conference held Dec. 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, kicked off with opening remarks from Jerry Archer, chief security officer at Sallie Mae, who reflected on the event’s first decade.
Gaining the upper hand on global cyber threats depends on open bi-directional data sharing between the private sector and federal government. But a lack of trust between the two serves as a significant obstacle.