UMUC Wins Professional Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program

Cybersecurity Technology Graduate Program Wins Top Award from SC Magazine

Adelphi, Md. – March 14, 2019 – University of Maryland University College (UMUC), for the second straight year, has announced that its Cybersecurity Technology graduate program has won the Professional Award for Best Cybersecurity Program in Higher Education by SC Magazine. The award was presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, during the 23rd annual SC Media Awards gala in San Francisco.Continue Reading

Does Reliance on Artificial Intelligence Compromise Our Ability to Think?

It poses a risk agreed University of Maryland University College cybersecurity faculty members Emma Garrison-Alexander, Tamie Santiago and Candice Smith, who explored the influence of AI bias on society in a Facebook Live panel discussion Feb. 13.

“Often times we tell ourselves that by using [AI] technology we are freeing up our mind to use on other projects,” said Smith, associate professor in the UMUC graduate cybersecurity technology program. But over time in the process, she suggested we sacrifice cognitive functioning.

“We let AI do all these executive functions for us. It almost allows us to dumb ourselves down and not take responsibility for our own learning and mental capacity,” Smith said.Continue Reading

Decoding Your Cyber Career

UMUC Teams with Montgomery College to Host Free Event that Features a Panel Discussion on the Cybersecurity Industry, Advice on Career Paths, and Live Hacking Demo

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 12)—University of Maryland University College is teaming up with Montgomery College for an after-school event geared toward high school and current community college students, as well as recent graduates who are looking to further their education and anyone who would like to learn more about the field of cybersecurity.Continue Reading

Combating Artificial Intelligence Bias Starts at the Top

University of Maryland University College cybersecurity faculty members Emma Garrison-Alexander, Tamie Santiago and Candice Smith will explore the influence of AI bias on society in a Facebook Live panel discussion on Feb. 13

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has a bias problem. Machine learning bias, a phenomenon occurring when an algorithm produces results that are systematically prejudiced, affects many aspects of our society including racial partiality in hiring, policing, judicial sentencing and, as recently discussed in a New York Times editorial, healthcare.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Expands Alliance with National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School to Offer Additional Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Cybersecurity

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) today signed an agreement to expand its alliance and offer pathways for NSA employees and active-duty military personnel to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in cybersecurity from UMUC.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Experts Predict Battle-Tested Attacks, a Focus on Election Security

As it was when 2018 began, cybersecurity remains a top global priority at year’s end and, arguably, even more so. We simply need to look back over the past year to see that data breaches have affected just about every aspect of our lives.

What can we expect 2019 to bring? Cybersecurity faculty experts at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offer five unique industry predictions, trends and priorities for the coming year.Continue Reading

Experts Say It Will Take a Moonshot Commitment to Achieve Cybersecurity by 2028

Protecting cyberspace from attacks both foreign and domestic by 2028 requires a national “moonshot” commitment to rally support and educate our young people to create the necessary workforce to bolster our security, insisted speakers at the symposium, “Attacking the Roots of Cyber (In) Security: The Role of Education.” The Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI)–Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) conference was hosted by University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Nov. 8.Continue Reading