NSA, Homeland Security Department Recognize UMUC As Cybersecurity Leader

Since April 2002, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have consistently designated the University of Maryland University College as a leader in cybersecurity education. Late last month, the agencies renewed UMUC’s status as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) for the academic years of 2014 to 2021.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence by University System of Maryland Board of Regents

Graduate School Cybersecurity Department Professor Patrick W. Fitzgibbons has received a coveted 2014 University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The tribute is the highest honor conferred by the Board of Regents in recognition of outstanding faculty achievement.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Takes Top Undergraduate Spot In 2013 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge

UMUC Cyber Padawans Triumph in Global Competition Aimed at Spurring Innovation in Cybersecurity

ADELPHI, MD – A team of undergraduate students at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) finished atop the standings for their category in the 2013 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge, an international competition that attracted some of the brightest minds in the cybersecurity business.  Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Sweeps Maryland Cyber Challenge

UMUC Cybersecurity teams capture titles in collegiate and pro divisions

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) swept both divisions of the Maryland Cyber Challenge yesterday, capturing first place in the collegiate and pro divisions. The cyber competition was part of the third annual CyberMaryland conference held at the Baltimore Convention Center.Continue Reading

UMUC Sweeps Maryland Cyber Challenge Competition

UMUC Cybersecurity teams capture titles in collegiate and pro divisions

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) swept both divisions of the Maryland Cyber Challenge yesterday, capturing first place in the collegiate and pro divisions. The cyber security competition was part of the third annual CyberMaryland conference held at the Baltimore Convention Center.Continue Reading

Strong Defense Not Enough To Secure U.S. Cyber Space, Says Cohen

Former Defense Secretary tells UMUC Cybersecurity Scholarship Gala Attendees U.S. Must be Prepared to Strike as Events Warrant

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen says America must rely on much more than defense mechanisms to protect the United States in cyber space. It must be prepared to go on the offensive against hackers and attackers who threaten the nation’s vital infrastructure.Continue Reading

NSA Official Tells UMUC Students About Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated and disruptive. The nation is facing a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals to protect and secure critical infrastructure and information systems, the director of National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate told more than 500 UMUC cybersecurity students, alumni and professionals from military, government and industry.Continue Reading