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Cybersecurity

Explore UMGC's online cybersecurity degrees, industry connections, and award-winning cyber competition team.

The field of cybersecurity is growing and evolving at a rapid pace, creating a huge demand for trained cyber professionals. University of Maryland Global Campus can help you gain the latest industry knowledge, cutting-edge technical skills, and real-world expertise you need to specialize in the cybersecurity field of your choice. UMGC offers a broad array of online cybersecurity degrees and certificates, continually updated and designed with input from industry leaders and cybersecurity experts. Plus, you’ll receive lifetime access to career services and resources to help you achieve your professional goals.

 

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Why Study Cybersecurity at UMGC?

With innovative online cybersecurity degrees, industry connections, and an award-winning competition team, UMGC is a leading name in cybersecurity education.

 

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  • Global campus: UMGC was founded to meet the needs of working adults. Take courses online knowing that your education is backed by the reputation of a public state university
  • Where the jobs are: Maryland's cybersecurity network includes 12 major military installations; 400 Federal, academic, and private research centers; and 50 Federal agencies. In addition, UMGC is headquartered between the DoD's Cyber Command in Maryland and the Cyber Corridor in Virginia.
  • Cutting-edge curriculum: Our cybersecurity curriculum is continually updated and designed with input from leading employers and cybersecurity experts.
  • Taught by faculty in the know: Many UMGC cybersecurity faculty members are experts in the field, providing you access to industry leaders.
  • Hands-on experience: UMGC's virtual cybersecurity lab gives students the opportunity to attack and defend online in a safe and secure environment.
  • Globally-ranked cybersecurity team: The UMGC Cyber Competition Team provides students with real-world experience and networking opportunities.
508K
Job Openings
U.S. employers advertised nearly 508,000 job openings for cybersecurity workers between June 2019 and May 2020.
Source: Burning Glass Technologies | "CyberSeek™ Releases New Cybersecurity Job Market Data" | July 15, 2020
Top 5
Tech Jobs
Software developer, IT manager, web developer, database administrator, and information security analyst are the top positions in the industry.
Source: U.S. News & World Report | "Best Technology Jobs" | 2020
74%
Bachelor's Requirement
74 percent of online job listings for cybersecurity analysts require a bachelor's degree; 16 percent require a graduate degree.
Source: CyberSeek | "Cybersecurity Career Pathway" | 2021

Risk Management in Cloud Computing

Learn about prevention strategies for online data breaches and threats on the rise. At UMGC, you’ll learn how to think like a hacker and manage cloud computing risks.

 
 
 

Cybersecurity Program Designation

UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the DC3 Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • 1st Place

    2021

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    CyberMaryland

  • 1st Place

    2020

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF-009

  • 3rd Place

    2020

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF-009

  • 2nd Place

    2020

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF-001

  • 3rd Place

    2020

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF-001

  • 3rd Place

    2020

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    VMware, Inc.

  • 1st Place

    2020

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    SecureSet Cybersecurity Academy

  • No. 1

    2019

    Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program

    SC Magazine

  • 2nd Place

    2019

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    Silver Bracket National Cyber League

  • 3rd Place

    2019

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    CyberMaryland

  • 1st Place

    2019

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    Montgomery College CTF 4 Year Division

  • 2nd & 3rd Place

    2019

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    Zero Day Con CTF

  • 3rd Place

    2019

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF

  • No. 4

    2018

    Best Cybersecurity Program 2018

    Military Times

  • No. 1

    2018

    Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program

    SC Magazine

  • 1st Place

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    SecureSet DC War Games

  • 1st Place

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    Parsons Cyber CTF

  • 3rd Place

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    Parsons Corp. Capture the Flag Competition

  • Silver Award

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    National Cyber Analyst Challenge

  • 1st Place

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF

  • 2nd Place

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    MAGIC, Inc. CTF

  • 3rd Place Bronze Bracket

    2018

    UMGC Cyber Competition Team

    National Cyber League

  • No. 5 in the United States

    2017

    UMGC Cybersecurity Programs

    Military Times

Cybersecurity Team
Gain real-world experience and network with employers through the UMGC Cyber Competition Team—among the top cyber teams in the world.

Center for Security Studies
Learn about UMGC’s nationally recognized Center for Security Studies which provides resources and networking opportunities for students.

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