Cybersecurity Leaders Gather for Second Scholarship Gala

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and President Javier Miyares, hosted An Evening in Cyberspace on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The black-tie gala brought together business leaders, scholars, government officials, researchers, and practitioners to celebrate UMUC's cybersecurity programs, and helped to fund much-needed scholarships for students entering these programs.

The event featured a reception, dinner, entertainment, and keynote speech by the Honorable William S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group, Secretary of Defense (1997-2001).

Former Secretary of Defense Speaks About Cyber Security

Former Secretary of Defense and Senator William S. Cohen was the keynote speaker at the 2013 UMUC Cybersecurity scholarship gala.

Answering the Call for Cyber Security Education

UMUC is wired into the cyber security industry, offering cyber security degree and certificate programs on the leading edge.

Relive the Excitement of the Evening

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A Proud UMUC Tradition

The gala raised nearly $600,000 with proceeds going to fund cybersecurity student scholarships. The event attracted a broad range of industry leaders including John Mills, special assistant for cybersecurity to the Secretary of Defense; Dr. Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet who is now vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google; and Maryland State Del. Susan C. Lee (District 16-Montgomery) and State Sen. Catherine Pugh (District 40, Baltimore City), co-chairs of the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence. Read more gala highlights.

A Big Thanks to Our Sponsors of An Evening in Cyberspace

Your support played a vital role in aiding our cyber warriors-in-training through scholarship funding. We appreciate your generosity and commitment to making this year's gala a success for UMUC and it students. See listing of gala sponsors.