UMUC Cyber Padawans Rack Up Accomplishments, Take Second Place in Recent Halloween-themed Hacking Competition

Notable achievements across a variety of cybersecurity hacking challenges highlight the UMUC Cyber Padawans’ busy fall competition schedule

 

ADELPHI, Md. (Oct. 25) – The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Padawans hacking competition team captured 2nd place, along with a $300 cash prize, at the “Catch the Ghost” Halloween-themed capture the flag (CTF) competition, held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.Continue Reading

UMUC and Dr. Mansur Hasib Honored by International Information Security Leaders Organization

(ISC)², the international membership association for information security leaders, recently announced the winners of its seventh annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (Americas ISLA®), which celebrate the accomplishments of private and public sector industry leaders throughout the Americas who are inspiring change within the information security workforce.Continue Reading

Leadership Skills Are Key to A Successful Cybersecurity Career

Cybersecurity is not your father’s STEM field and liberal arts majors with more than a passing interest in the industry may benefit from taking a closer look at the career possibilities it offers. For his part, Professor Mansur Hasib, program chair of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) graduate Cybersecurity Technology program, knows that the cybersecurity field itself would benefit from the infusion of interdisciplinary skills that liberal arts majors would bring to it.Continue Reading

IoT Is Changing the Way We Live—Should We Be Worried?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is on the rise, and so are the threats associated with the interconnectedness of our devices. Eighty-four percent of organizations that have adopted IoT report experiencing at least one IoT-related security breach—and 93 percent of executives expect IoT security breaches to occur in the future—according to a February 2017 Aruba Networks study.  Malware, spyware, and human error are the most common problems the study also reported.Continue Reading

Pilot Program Expands Career Opportunities for Servicemembers and Veterans

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is taking steps to accelerate the process through which it grants prior-learning credit to servicemembers and veterans who wish to study cybersecurity. The effort is part of a pilot program that leverages three of UMUC’s strengths—an exceptional undergraduate cybersecurity program, a 70-year-long educational partnership with the military, and relationships with key cybersecurity employers—to expand career opportunities for military students.Continue Reading