Students Say Schools Must Do More to Create a Clearer Pathway to a Cybersecurity Career

For high school students, deciphering the route to a future career in cybersecurity takes ingenuity, perseverance and creativity, said student speakers at the Nov. 8 symposium “Attacking the Roots of Cyber (In) Security: The Role of Education,” organized by Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI)–Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) and hosted by University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

It’s commonly understood that hundreds of thousands of jobs in cybersecurity are going begging now, and projections call for continued rapid growth in the future.  But participants on the panel, “Building the STEM Pipeline: The Student Perspective,” told conferencegoers that barriers still remain in public education that discourage students from going into the field.Continue Reading

WalletHub Article Cites UMUC’s Dasarathy on How to Guard Against Identity Theft

University of Maryland University College Professor Balakrishnan Dasarathy, chair of UMUC’s Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Program, lent his expertise to the Oct. 17 article “2018’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud,” written by financial writer Adam McCann for the personal-finance website, WalletHub.Continue Reading

Attacking the Roots of Cyber(In)Security

UMUC Hosts Cyber Center for Education & Innovation—Home of the National Cryptologic Museum Fall Symposium Nov 8 to Address Challenges of Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

ADELPHI, Md. (Oct. 26, 2018) – As cybersecurity needs continue to grow, the skills gap has become a national concern and organizations are looking to educational institutions for the next generation of talent that will keep our increasingly interconnected, wireless world safe and secure.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Education Track at 8th Annual CyberMaryland Conference to Focus on Role of CISO

The upcoming one-day session brings together leaders from industry and education to examine the chief information security officer job and the skills that are needed to navigate current cyber threats and career concerns.Continue Reading

Executive Women’s Forum Names UMUC Professor a Finalist for Women of Influence Award

Loyce Pailen, director of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Center for Security Studies has been named by the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy (EWF) as a finalist for the 2018 Women of Influence Awards presented by Alta Associates. Award recipients will be announced Oct. 24 during the 16th Annual EWF National Conference at Scottsdale, Arizona.Continue Reading

Two Years After the Presidential Election Hack: Can Our Election Systems Be Trusted?

UMUC Cybersecurity Professor Examines Voting Security as 2018 Mid-term Elections Approach

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats and other high-ranking U.S. national security officials recently confirmed that Russia’s interference in the November 2016 presidential election was not an isolated breach but is an ongoing event, according to reports by CNN and other media.Continue Reading

UMUC Alumna Nominated as Cybersecurity Rising Star by Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu

Tomiko Evans, a University of Maryland University College (UMUC) alumna who graduated in May with a master’s in cybersecurity technology, was honored as a cybersecurity Rising Star nominee by the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) at the organization’s 5th Annual Cyberjutsu Awards. The event, held at the Tower Club at Tysons Corner, Virginia, August 17, celebrated women who are leading change in the cyber field.Continue Reading

From Nigeria to the U.S. Department of Defense: IASP Scholarship Recipient’s Journey Leads to a Cybersecurity Career

It was the Diversity Visa lottery that helped set University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) recipient Charles Kolawole’s course for a career in cybersecurity and good fortune. Kolawole, one of the visa-lottery winners in 2006, came into the United States on January 27, 2007, in search of greener pastures and an opportunity to compete on a global stage.Continue Reading

Watch the Interview: What Is the Cloud and How Does It Work?

On May 17, University of Maryland University College introduced “Thursday Thoughts,” a new series of Facebook Live interviews showcasing the expertise of the university’s scholar-practitioner faculty members and discussions on a wide range of timely and newsworthy topics.

The series premiere featured Jeff Tjiputra, UMUC’s chair of Cloud Computing Architecture, who shared his “Thursday Thoughts” on the advantages and disadvantages of businesses increasingly migrating their data to the cloud, and the importance of understanding cloud computing and the services associated with it. Watch the interview, The Cloud: What is it and how does it work?” here.Continue Reading

Navy Veteran Writes the Book on Information Security

A Navy Career and a Love of Computers Sparks Gary Hayslip’s Passion for Cybersecurity

For retired U.S. Navy officer Gary Hayslip, cybersecurity isn’t just his job―it’s his passion. Cultivated through his 21 years of service, and later in civil service, Hayslip’s love of information security has fueled his private-sector career as chief information security officer (CISO) at a leading cybersecurity company and co-author of a popular how-to guide for CISOs.Continue Reading