Editor’s note: On Dec. 6, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) hosted the Maryland Cybersecurity Council’s public policy forum on cybersecurity, which featured questions and answers from public- and private-sector experts on personal data collection and privacy protection, as well as infrastructure protection and incidence response. This article is taken from a UMUC Cyber Connections Blog post authored by Alex Kasten; it details highlights from the forum’s sessions.
Three young adults boarded a bright green RV at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Academic Center at Largo parking lot Dec. 2 to begin a coast-to-coast trip in search of answers to their many questions about the sometimes mystical world of cybersecurity.
Along the way, they will cover 3,600 miles in 26 days and stop in eight cities to talk with more than a dozen cyber industry leaders to ask their questions. And when the trip concludes in San Francisco, what they discovered will be incorporated in a PBS documentary that will air in 2017—coincidentally the year UMUC celebrates its 70th anniversary.
ADELPHI, Md., Dec. 16, 2016 – Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and UMUC is listed in the top ten (#7) for the third consecutive year. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.
Ashley Esposito is a typical University of Maryland University College student who did an unusual thing.
As a member of UMUC’s Student Advisory Committee, she was asked to speak at the Nov. 15 White House Symposium on Higher Education Innovation that Reduces Costs and Strengthens Quality to explain why she believes UMUC’s online programs are revolutionary.
In a presidential debate, what is the moderator’s responsibility to point out obvious lies spoken by the candidates? That was the central question in the Dec. 5th edition of “The Kalb Report” as moderators and organizers of the 2016 Presidential Debates conducted a reveiw of this year’s efforts.
As controversy continues to swirl around votes cast during the U.S. presidential election more than three weeks ago, the Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security case-study competition organized by the Economist magazine, now underway, is demonstrating the positive role that technology can play in democracy—including the development of a secure digital voting system. And that’s exactly what UMUC’s Cyber Padawans and teams from around the world, including local rivals George Mason University and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, are competing to design.
“Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization” by Mansur Hasib, program chair for University of Maryland University College (UMUC) graduate Cybersecurity Technology program has been nominated for inclusion in the 2017 Cybersecurity Canon, an inventory of essential books on cybersecurity.
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) course Essentials of Computer Programming (UCSP 635) has received a 2016 Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide.
Journey Will Explore Insights from Cybersecurity Professionals Through Authentic Conversations, Discovering Breadth and Diversity of Growing Field
Prince George’s County Public Schools, Prince George’s Community College and University of Maryland University College Partner to Establish Prince George’s 3D Scholars Program