Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 5 Action Items to Secure the Workplace

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. This week, Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD, UMUC Professor & Program Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, wonders … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Five Proverbs to Live By

Editor’s Note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. UMUC will be sharing tips, best practices and other information weekly throughout the month 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 when using smartphones, PCs and social media.  For this Week 2 edition, Valerie King, UMUC’s Program Chair and Collegiate Associate Professor for Cybersecurity Management and Policy (CSIA) shares strategies for:Continue Reading

UMUC Qualifies for National Cyber Analyst Challenge Finals

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. Continue Reading

Internet Evangelist Sheds Light on Winning the Losing Battle for Cyber Security

Vint Cerf, widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” told a recent gathering of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council in Annapolis that the war for cyber security is being lost and the government must enforce greater security measures and create liability for bad computer software. Continue Reading

UMUC Earns Prestigious Designation as National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

UMUC Is the First Institution in University System of Maryland to Earn Designation

University of Maryland University College has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), the first institution in the University System of Maryland to earn this prestigious designation.Continue Reading