UMUC Cyber Competition Team Reaches 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge Finals

ADELPHI, Md., Feb. 26, 2018 – A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC). The competition was created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), which also administers the competition annually, to help fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts. It is sponsored by Leidos, NBCUniversal, Vanguard and Pfizer.Continue Reading

For International Women’s Day: Helping Girls Fuel Futures in Tech

This year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day is “Press for Progress,” and there is no better time to share a bit of positive news about the gender wage gap—as it applies to women in the science, technology, engineering and math workforce.  The gap is smaller for women working at STEM jobs than for those in non-STEM jobs, according to the latest “Women in STEM: 2017 Update” published Nov. 13 by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics & Statistics Administration.Continue Reading

Not-So-Hidden Figures Series Concludes Feb. 26

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with a final Facebook Live interview segment on African American women in cybersecurity. On Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., join Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of cybersecurity policy as she discusses her career journey in cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.Continue Reading

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

UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with two more Facebook Live interview segments on African American women in cybersecurity.  Next up, on Feb. 22, join Loyce Pailen, director of the UMUC Center for Security Studies as she discusses her career journey in Cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.

The series concludes on Feb. 26 with insights from Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of Cybersecurity Policy.

Continue Reading

Join Us Feb. 22 and 26: UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

 

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with two more Facebook Live interview segments on African American women in cybersecurity.  Next up, on Feb. 22, join Loyce Pailen, director of the UMUC Center for Security Studies as she discusses her career journey in Cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.

The series concludes on Feb. 26 with insights from Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of Cybersecurity Policy.

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

6 Must-Reads for Your 2018 Cybersecurity Book List

The latest University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Connections Blog post offers suggested reading to keep you in the know and up-to-date about all things cyber in 2018. Blog Editor Alex Kasten shares six top picks culled from the BookAuthority’s extensive list of great reads— recommended by successful CEOs, business leaders, and renowned subject-matter experts worldwide.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