Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 17, 2020)—On Saturday, Nov. 7, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) cybersecurity competition teams claimed 1st and 3rd place, as well as three additional top 20 places, in the Ninth Annual Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) Competition, a capture-the-flag (CTF) event that included more than 190 students across the United States and Estonia.
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.
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) cyber competition team, the Cyber Padawans, concluded its 2018 competition schedule with a string of victories and top finishes.
ADELPHI, Md., Feb. 26, 2018 – A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC). The competition was created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), which also administers the competition annually, to help fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts. It is sponsored by Leidos, NBCUniversal, Vanguard and Pfizer.
Cybersecurity faculty members are recognized as leaders who are inspiring change within the information security workforce
At the time Junior Novas was shot in the shoulder in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province—after suffering a major concussion when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device in Iraq’s Anbar Province—he didn’t even know the woman who would become the mainstay of his life as his wife and caregiver.
For someone like Zachary Ducker who grew up learning and studying about cryptographic methods, meeting and talking with pioneers in the field of digital cryptography was more than a privilege and honor, he said. It was an overpowering experience.
“To be able to meet individuals such as Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Whit Diffie whose ideas formed the cryptographic methods I studied … to meet and talk with them in person was very profound.”
ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 28, 2016)–A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2016 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC), a competition created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) to fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts.
With the number of cyber security job openings in the tens of thousands nationwide, the importance of developing the necessary skills to fill open positions is both increasingly critical to our national security and essential for the world’s economic well-being.
It’s Not Child’s Play for Those Honing Skills
Over the past several months, a group of UMUC cyber security students have had some extracurricular fun and games with their studies courtesy of the National Cyber League, known as the NCL. But it wasn’t all child’s play.