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UMUC's Cybersecurity Programs Are Making News

The media buzz surrounding UMUC's introduction of high quality, targeted cybersecurity degree and certificate programs confirms wide-spread recognition that this problem can be solved only if it is addressed quickly and effectively at the academic level.

"One school that is in front of the fleet in cybersecurity is the University of Maryland University College, which has established a new Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Department in its graduate school and is offering two graduate degrees and one undergraduate degree in cybersecurity."Government Computer News, November 17, 2010

"The University of Maryland University College's pioneering cybersecurity master's degree program just got an influx of some high-level, very well-connected students. . . . UMUC this week announced a partnership with heavyweight consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton under which Booz Allen will begin routing its consultants, analysts and other staffers through the first-of-its kind program to earn specialized masters degrees." USA TODAY: Technology Live, October 22, 2010

"The University of Maryland University College recently began offering BS and MS degrees in cybersecurity, as well as a master's degree in cybersecurity policy. The curriculum includes a virtual lab, where students learn how to defend against cyberattacks and receive instruction on the psychology of cyberterrorists."InformationWeek: Government, August 30, 2010

"Times are hard and jobs are scarce, but cybersecurity is a growth industry, and the bachelor's and master's degree programs offered for the first time this fall by the University of Maryland University College are attracting hundreds of applicants. . . ." Government Computer News, August 2, 2010

"The shortage of job candidates has prompted state officials to craft strategies for creating a capable workforce . . . while educational efforts are being ramped up, too. . . . The University of Maryland University College in Adelphi is launching a cyber security curriculum this fall, with a bachelor's and two master's degree programs." The Baltimore Sun, August 1, 2010

"Addressing the growing need for hands-on cybersecurity professionals globally, the University of Maryland University College will offer a new online cybersecurity program this fall at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels. . . . " GovInfoSecurity.com, July 22, 2010

"The University of Maryland University College is reporting robust response to a first-of-its kind cybersecurity degree program …" USA TODAY: Technology Live, July 19, 2010

"The University of Maryland University College is reporting a strong response to its new cybersecurity degree program set to start this fall. . . . Aimed toward older, already employed students, the whole program will be offered online. Individuals will be able to pursue a bachelor's or a master's degree in cybersecurity, or a master's in cybersecurity policy." GovConExecutive.com, July 19, 2010

"When classes resume in the fall, the University of Maryland University College will be offering several courses in understanding terrorism, including 'Counterterrorism' and 'Terrorism, Antiterrorism and Homeland Security.'" NPR, July 17, 2010