Expert Discusses Internet Threats at Maryland Cybersecurity Council Gathering

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The greatest threat posed by Internet hackers is no longer the quick crash-and-grab of valuable documents, Dmitri Alperovitch told the Maryland Cyber Council on March 17.

The co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, the company that investigated the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election, said today’s cyber attackers are more likely to be agents of foreign governments who burrow their way undetected into sensitive websites for months.Continue Reading

University System of Maryland and edX to Launch MicroMasters® Programs, Which May Accelerate Path to Advanced Degrees and Save Students Thousands of Dollars

Non-Degree Programs in Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Instructional Design and Technology, and Software Testing and Verification, will be offered by national online education leader University of Maryland University CollegeContinue Reading

UMUC Provost Cini to Transition to Research and Teaching Role

University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares announced on Feb. 9 that Marie Cini, Ph.D., has decided to step down as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. Cini will continue at UMUC as senior research fellow in the university’s Center for Innovation In Learning and Student Success and as a member of the collegiate faculty in The Graduate School.Continue Reading

UMUC Alumnus and HR Innovator Makes SHRM’s ‘30 Under 30’ List

At 24, Joey Price ’11 created Jumpstart:HR, LLC, a consulting and outsourcing firm that helps small-business owners and startup founders build better, more stable businesses. Five years later, Price’s innovation and ambition have landed him a spot on the inaugural Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) ’30 Under 30′ list.Continue Reading

U.S. Office of Personnel Management and University of Maryland University College Expand Federal Employee Discounted Rates to Include Graduate Cybersecurity, Business Administration and Data Analytics Programs

ADELPHI, Md. (Jan. 12, 2017) –The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) have expanded upon their 2014 agreement which provides a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates on courses, certificates, and degree programs to all current Federal employees, spouses, and their legal dependents.

Under the expanded terms, Federal employees new to UMUC can now save five percent on graduate Cybersecurity, Business Administration and Data Analytics programs, which previously were not discounted.

In addition to the discounted rate, the alliance between OPM and UMUC also allows Federal subject matter experts to work with UMUC curriculum developers to infuse a public sector perspective into courses designed to prepare students for possible future Federal employment.Continue Reading

Public Policy Forum Hosted by UMUC Focuses on Personal Data and State Infrastructure

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.Continue Reading

UMUC Earns Top 10 Ranking for 3rd Consecutive Year in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges

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.Continue Reading