Industry Experts Shed Light on Top Skills to Thwart Cyber Threats

Real success in a cybersecurity career depends on a broad liberal arts background, knowledge of politics and international affairs, and strong written- and oral -communication skills—not just detailed technical know-how and days spent glued to a computer screen, cyber experts told current and prospective students at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) “Interconnected and Unprotected – The Cybersecurity Dilemma” conference, Nov.4.Continue Reading

UMUC Launches Guide to Cyber Experts and Blog to Address Today’s Threat Landscape

ADELPHI, Md., Nov. 10, 2016 – In an effort to address growing government and private sector interest in cybersecurity technology, policy, management and careers, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has launched its Guide to Cyber Experts and announces the re-launch of its Cyber Connections blog focusing on news, insights, opinion and advice related to all things “cyber.”Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Can Our Elections Systems Be Hacked?

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. In Week 3, we offered 5 Action Items to Secure the Workplace. This week, in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD, UMUC Professor & Program Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, answers a timely question about the integrity of U.S. elections. Continue Reading