2017 Pillars of Strength Scholarships Awarded to Caregivers of Wounded Veterans at Ceremony Hosted by MGM National Harbor

At the time Junior Novas was shot in the shoulder in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province—after suffering a major concussion when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device in Iraq’s Anbar Province—he didn’t even know the woman who would become the mainstay of his life as his wife and caregiver.Continue Reading

UMUC Students Take Part in RSAC Security Scholar Program

For someone like Zachary Ducker who grew up learning and studying about cryptographic methods, meeting and talking with pioneers in the field of digital cryptography was more than a privilege and honor, he said. It was an overpowering experience.

“To be able to meet individuals such as Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Whit Diffie whose ideas formed the cryptographic methods I studied … to meet and talk with them in person was very profound.” Continue Reading

UMUC Qualifies for National Cyber Analyst Challenge Finals

ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 28, 2016)–A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2016 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC), a competition created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) to fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts. Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Go Behind the Scenes at DHS

Winning has its privileges. After UMUC’s Cyber Padawans swept the board to a Global CyberLympics championship in September and the collegiate and professional division championships at the Maryland Cyber Challenge in October, the Department of Homeland Security invited members of the team, along with faculty and administrators, to an exclusive tour of the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Are World Champions!

UMUC Captures Gold at Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 30, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cyber security students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—defeated the world’s best, including the three-time defending champion team from the Netherlands, to win the 2014 Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Team Is #1 In North America, Advances To Global Cyberlympics In Spain

UMUC Cyber Padawans were ranked #1 after each of the three rounds in the North America Regional Competition

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cybersecurity students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—finished first in the North America region, qualifying for the Global Cyberlympics competition to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 29.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Sweeps Maryland Cyber Challenge

UMUC Cybersecurity teams capture titles in collegiate and pro divisions

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) swept both divisions of the Maryland Cyber Challenge yesterday, capturing first place in the collegiate and pro divisions. The cyber competition was part of the third annual CyberMaryland conference held at the Baltimore Convention Center.Continue Reading