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

Emma Garrison-Alexander, Staff

In our program, we incorporate real-world scenarios and advanced knowledge, tools, and techniques into our curriculum in order to meet the needs of our students. We actively study how cybersecurity is used in academia, industry, government, and the military, and we use this knowledge to help design and shape our curriculum. Employers are looking for candidates who can make an immediate contribution to their cybersecurity mission, so we strive to make sure our cybersecurity graduates can hit the ground running.

Emma Garrison-Alexander, PhD

Vice Dean, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Professor

Featured Cyber Security Faculty

S. K. Bhaskar Faculty Cyber Security

S. K. Bhaskar

Vice Dean

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Balakrishnan Dasarathy, Faculty

Balakrishnan Dasarathy

Program Chair and Professor of Information Assurance Program

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Emma Garrison-Alexander, Staff

Emma Garrison-Alexander

Vice Dean
Professor

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Mansur Hasib

Mansur Hasib

Program Chair of Graduate Cybersecurity Technology Program

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James Robertson, Faculty Computer Science

James Robertson

Program Chair, Computer Science and Software Development and Security
Collegiate Professor

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Mamadou Thiam, Faculty

Mamadou Thiam

Lab Director, The Graduate School

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Jesse Varsalone

Jesse Varsalone

Collegiate Associate Professor
Coach and Captain of the UMUC Cyber Padawans

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Faculty with Connections

Many of our cyber security faculty are well-connected leaders in the field. Current or former faculty members have experience in the public and private sectors at a wide range of organizations, including

  • CSC
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • eBay
  • General Dynamics
  • Lucent Technologies
  • National Security Agency
  • PNC Bank
  • SAIC
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Verizon