Panel Discussion to Feature Experts from UMUC, Schneider Electric, and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
WHO: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will hold a panel discussion and networking event for servicemembers interested in cyber security careers and/or education programs.
WHAT: Cyber security careers panel discussion featuring cyber security industry and academic representatives, including:
- Jack McCauley, Schneider Electric
- Christina Majernik, TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.
- Balakrishnan Dasarathy, chair of the information assurance graduate program at UMUC
- James Roberts, chair of the computer science and software development and security undergraduate programs at UMUC
The panel discussion will be followed by an information session about UMUC Cybersecurity degree programs and certificates and networking opportunities.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Naval Station Norfolk (Vista Point Club)
More than half of UMUC’s students are active-duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents, and veterans. Since launching online degree programs in cyber security in 2010, UMUC has produced more than 3,000 graduates with cyber-related degrees and now has more than 8,000 people enrolled in cyber-related programs.
UMUC offers undergraduate degrees in Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity, and Software Development and Security. Graduate degrees are offered in Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Policy, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation, and Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance.
UMUC’s cyber competition team, made up of students, faculty, and staff, won the 2014 Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain. They will defend their title at the 2015 Global CyberLympics, to be held in Washington, D.C., in October.
UMUC has a deep and proud 65-year history providing higher education to the military and veterans overseas and stateside. UMUC was the first university to send faculty overseas to teach active-duty military personnel on bases in Europe in 1947. It began sending faculty to bases in Asia in 1956.
UMUC was recently named 2015 Global Educator of the Year by the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., for its role as a leader in innovative education models. It is also currently ranked as the #1 “Best for Vets” college by Military Times and has received the prestigious 2015 President’s Award from the Open Education Consortium for its plan to replace publisher textbooks with embedded digital resources in all classes by fall 2016. In addition, UMUC’s cyber competition teams have won 10 titles in the past four years, including the 2014 Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain, and the first-ever Cyber DiploHack, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
A pioneer in distance education since 1947, UMUC today is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high-quality education that is accessible and affordable. UMUC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission—to meet the learning needs of adult students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family, and military service.