The Center for Security Studies offers conferences, seminar series and webinars that explore cybersecurity and homeland security issues and trends in an open and unclassified format. Speakers and panel members include a wide range of leaders and security experts from the government, industry and academia.
CSS events are designed for students, faculty, policymakers, government officials, military personnel, defense contractors, law enforcement officials, interagency and private-sector communities working and interested in the cybersecurity and homeland security fields.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. University of Maryland Global Campus and the Center for Security Studies are proud to be champions in support of this essential online safety, awareness, and education initiative.
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Previous Events and Workshops
Center for Security Studies Cybersecurity Research Colloquium
Saturday, April 27, 2019
On April 27, 2019, University of Maryland Global Campus's Center for Security Studies was proud to host a cybersecurity research colloquium. The students, each of whom were recipients of 2017-2019 National Security Agency and MITRE Corporation grants and scholarships, were able to share their respective research areas and interests with one another. They also heard from incredible guest speakers: Patrick O'Guinn, JD, program chair for UMGC's Master of Science in digital forensics & cyber investigation, and David Tobey, PhD, director of research and assessments from the National CyberWatch Center.
The colloquium, held at UMGC's Dorsey Station Academic Center in Elkridge, Maryland, was a great success, and students walked away with a lot to consider as they contemplate their own writing, branding, research and publishing options.
CyberMaryland 2018: What CISOs Worry About
On October 9, 2018, UMGC and the Center for Security Studies, under the direction of Dr. Loyce Best Pailen hosted the Education Track, "What CISOs Worry About," at the 2018 CyberMaryland Conference. The Ponemon Institute's January 2018 survey of the same title set the stage for this year's conference. Academic leaders and professionals in the public and private sectors discussed the top concerns among Chief Information Security Officers and how the right certifications, training, and education can help prepare you to deal with threats and job concerns.
The sessions were a huge success with more than 90 percent of the attendees surveyed rating the sessions between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being "Very Good"). The Center for Security Studies thanks all of program directors, administrators, staff at UMGC, along with marketing and the President's office for their support in making this event a success. The support of FBC was outstanding in helping coordinate this effort within the entire CyberMaryland conference agenda.
Please enjoy the videos of the four sessions showcasing leading CISOs from the government and private industry sharing their thoughts and experiences on how their educations and backgrounds prepared them for their positions.