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UMUC Cybersecurity Faculty

Cyber security programs designed and delivered by experienced working professionals.

As a university designed for busy professionals, UMUC understands the importance of a relevant, leading-edge curriculum. With cyber security programs designed by industry experts and delivered by experienced faculty, we educate our students on the latest trends and technologies.

Featured Undergraduate Faculty

S. K. Bhaskar

S. K. Bhaskar, PhD

Assistant Dean, Computer Information Systems and Technology
The Undergraduate School

S. K. Bhaskar joined UMUC in 1998 after serving as senior programmer and analyst at SRA Technologies Inc. He holds an MS from the School of Automation, Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India, and earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Jeff Tjiputra

Jeff Tjiputra, DSc

Academic Director, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Management and Policy
The Undergraduate School
UMUC Cyber Padawans member

Jeff Tjiputra earned his Master of Liberal Studies in internetworking management from Fort Hays State University in Kansas and his DSc in systems engineering from the George Washington University. He serves on the advisory board for the upcoming GovSec Conference in Washington, D.C.

Featured Graduate Faculty

Alan Carswell

Alan Carswell, PhD

Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
The Graduate School

Alan Carswell holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a PhD in information systems and strategy from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He serves on the advisory boards of the National University Technology Network and the CyberWATCH Consortium.

Amjad Ali

Amjad Ali, DSc

Associate Vice President and Cybersecurity Advisor to the President
Office of the President

Amjad Ali earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Science from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is UMUC’s representative to the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence and serves on the advisory board of the Center for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science.

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Here's just a sampling of our faculty's professional experience.

Federal Agencies Where Faculty Work

  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Security Agency
  • Transportation Security Agency

Private Companies Where Faculty Work

  • General Dynamics
  • Lucent Technologies
  • SAIC
  • Verizon

Positions Held by Faculty

  • Chief information security officer
  • Cryptologic manager
  • Deputy chief, cyber security operations
  • Director, server operations group
  • Team lead, cyber threat analysis
  • Technical director, security engineering and testing