Cybersecurity is Growing Concern 20 Years After Wake-Up Call

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Twenty years after government and military officials revealed the menace,  internet hacking remains such an existential threat to the nation that it will require a “moonshot-style” development to get ahead of the hackers, warned speakers at a cybersecurity symposium hosted by University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on Oct. 10.Continue Reading

Graduation Ceremony Shapes Up Before Sailor Ships Out

During his speedy rise in the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Mercado, 26, has collected an impressive number of awards and accolades. He also earned two degrees from University of Maryland University College (UMUC). But one thing has eluded this Navy master-at-arms. He has never been able to walk at a commencement with his family present.

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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

September 6 Signing Ceremony to Launch Prince George’s 3D Scholars Program Enabling High School Students to Earn Bachelor’s Degree for $10,000 or Less

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A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony will finalize commitments made between PGCPS, PGCC and UMUC at the start of the new school year for the inaugural class of 18 Prince George’s 3D Scholars. The three institutions created this pilot scholarship program to provide a pathway for high-achieving high school students to earn dual enrollment credits toward an associate’s degree at PGCC, before transferring to UMUC to earn a bachelor’s degree for a total cost of $10,000 or less.Continue Reading