Center for Security Studies

CSS and Our Work

Center for Security Studies

 

Mission

The UMUC Center for Security Studies (CSS) provides educational resources, networking and career training opportunities for working adults pursuing security studies, and works with industry and government to meet the cybersecurity and homeland security needs of our nation.

Members of CSS include distinguished faculty members, chairs, program directors, academic directors and other experts. They participate in national-level efforts to educate leaders and make significant progress in information assurance and homeland security fields by:

  • Conducting applied research
  • Providing advisory and consulting services
  • Assembling and delivering specialized courses
  • Developing innovative teaching tools such as remote access laboratories, network testbeds, interactive learning objects and simulations
  • Hosting conferences, colloquia, workshops and webcasts on the cutting edge of cybersecurity and homeland security topics
  • Partnering with industry and government to develop new programs and deliveries in the areas of information assurance and homeland security
  • Establishing and administering scholarships and fellowships supported by individuals and public- and private-sector organizations
 

Core Faculty and Staff

Dr. Paul Wang
Professor and Director
Areas of Expertise: Secure Architecture, Threat Modeling, Cryptography, Cyber Physical (IoT),
Video Indexing

Dr. Balakrishnan Dasarathy
Professor
Areas of Expertise: Cyber Operations, Information Assurance

Dr. Bruce DeGrazia
Professor
Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Policy

Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander
Professor and Vice Dean
Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Technologies

Dr. Irmak Renda-Tanali
Professor
Area of Expertise: Homeland Security

Dr. James Robertson
Professor
Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Technologies

Dr. Jeff Tjiputra
Professor
Areas of Expertise: Cyber Security Technologies, Cyber Competitions

Dr. Loyce Pailen
Professor
Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Policy

Dr. Mansur Hasib

Professor

Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Technologies


Dr. Michelle Hasen

Professor

Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Policy

Dr. Rose Shumba
Professor
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics

Dr. Valorie King
Professor
Area of Expertise: Cyber Security Policy

Mamadou Thiam
Lab Director

Jennifer Hull
Administrative Coordinator

Jade Walker
Academic Specialist


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Board Members

CSS board members meet regularly and provides guidance on the critical work of the UMUC Center for Security Studies. See the full list of board members.

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Contact Us

Center for Security Studies
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd. East
Adelphi, MD 20783

Phone: 240-684-2432
Fax: 240-684-2520
E-mail the Center for Security Studies

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