Larger State Commitment Needed to Protect Cyber Data, UMUC Adjunct Tells Maryland Cybersecurity Council

The investment the State of Maryland makes in its cybersecurity defense is “paltry” considering the value of the information assets it should be defending from cyberattack, a former NSA official and UMUC graduate adjunct professor in cybersecurity told the Maryland Cybersecurity Council Jan. 25.

“Now the state spends about $3.8 million on its cybersecurity function,” said Debora Plunkett, whose 32-year career with the NSA included serving as director of information assurance. “My personal view is that [that amount] is paltry, considering the state budget and considering what the state has to lose if those assets are put at risk.”Continue Reading

Series Concludes Feb. 22: UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department’s interview series on African American women in cybersecurity, in celebration of Black History Month, continues in a live Facebook chat with Loyce Pailen, director of the UMUC Center for Security Studies.  Join her on Thursday, Feb. 22 as she discusses her career journey in Cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way. Continue Reading

Stay Tuned for Part Two of UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department’s interview series on African American women in cybersecurity, in celebration of Black History Month, continues in a live Facebook chat with Tamie Santiago, UMUC collegiate associate professor of cybersecurity policy.  Join her on Thursday, Feb. 15 as she discusses her career journey in Cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way. Continue Reading

UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

Join the University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department on Facebook for a series of live interviews throughout February, beginning Feb. 8, in celebration of Black History Month.

UMUC cybersecurity faculty experts Emma Garrison-Alexander, Loyce Pailen, and Tamie Santiago will discuss their career journeys in Cybersecurity and offer insights and tips for success along the way. Please join us on our Facebook page for video interviews with UMUC Cybersecurity faculty experts.Continue Reading

UMUC President Miyares Named “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares has been named “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC).

The MDHCC announced the award at its fifth annual Business Award Holiday Gala on Jan. 18 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore.Continue Reading

Expanded Benefits Showcased in Part Three of Series

Keith Hauk, associate vice president of Veterans Initiatives and Military Support for University of Maryland University College Stateside Military Operations, shares information about the Forever GI Bill in the final installment of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com three-part series, which showcases the sacrifice and achievement of UMUC’s military students and the information veterans need to pursue their higher-education goals.Continue Reading

UMUC Ballroom Named for “Great Citizen-Soldier” Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr.

During a Veterans Day ceremony commemorating his life and service, University of Maryland University College dedicated the Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr. Ballroom at its College Park Marriot Hotel and Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland, heralding him as the university’s most illustrious alumnus, a remarkable military leader, and a tireless education advocate.Continue Reading

Here, There, and Everywhere: UMUC’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities Covered a Lot of Ground

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) marked its annual observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October with an abundant slate of events and activities around and throughout the month to educate about the importance of cybersecurity, the workforce skills required to keep vital public and private data and systems secure, and to provide businesses and the public with tools and strategies to stay safe online.Continue Reading