The Center for Security Studies is designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Education.

At present, CSS has produced more than 11,500 cyber security graduates, with more than 17,300 undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled. In 2013, the university received $250 million in Department of Defense funding to train military personnel and veterans around the world in cyber security and other much-needed areas.

CSS provides educational resources, research activities, networking opportunities, and career training opportunities for working adults pursuing security studies, and works with industry and government to meet the cyber security and homeland security needs of our nation.

CyberMaryland 2018: What CISOs Worry About

University of Maryland University College was proud to sponsor the education track at CyberMaryland 2018 held on October 9, 2018, in Baltimore. The Ponemon Institute’s January 2018 survey, "What CISOs Worry About," set the stage for this year's conference about the top concerns among Chief Information Security Officers. Academic leaders and professionals in the public and private sectors discussed how the right certifications, training, and education can help prepare you to deal with threats and job concerns. Watch all the sessions of What CISOs Worry About.

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About the Center for Security Studies at UMUC

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Learn More About Cyber Security at UMUC

With innovative online cyber security degrees, industry connections, and an award-winning competition team, UMUC is a leading name in cyber security education. Explore cyber security at UMUC in the Prospective Students section.