Emma Garrison-Alexander, DM, vice dean of cybersecurity and information assurance in the Graduate School at University of Maryland University College, has won the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) People's Choice Award.

A highly sought-after speaker and thought leader in information technology and cybersecurity, Garrison-Alexander was among the 13 individuals and companies honored by CAMI, in partnership with PNC Bank and Point3 Security, as having made a substantial contribution to Maryland's cybersecurity industry.

"Being selected among six highly qualified finalists, all seasoned cybersecurity professionals, is a tremendous honor," said Garrison-Alexander of her award. "Here at UMUC, we have one of the world's strongest and most innovative cybersecurity education programs. I'm thrilled to be part of its leadership team."

The People's Choice Award is the latest of numerous industry awards Garrison-Alexander has garnered in her career. Others include the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis (2015), the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Maryland University College (2012), the Sterling Leadership Award from the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (2011), the Government Information Security Leadership Award from (ISC)2 (2011), and the Excellence Award from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (2011).