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ADELPHI, Md. (Nov 1. 2016)―Join University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for “Interconnected and Unprotected: The Cybersecurity Dilemma,” a one-day symposium that brings together leading cybersecurity experts to provide insight into the challenges, concerns, solutions and new opportunities in this vast arena called "cyber." Attend on-site or online.

When: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: UMUC Largo Academic Center Auditorium, 1616 McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland, 20774. You may also attend online.

Registration: Visit to attend on-site or online.

Hear from keynote speakers Deborah Frincke, Ph.D., Director of Research at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, and David DeVries, newly appointed Chief Information Officer at the Office of Personnel Management.  Paul Cunningham, Department of Energy’s Chief Information Security Officer, will moderate a diverse panel of cyber experts from the private and public sectors.

Topics will include:

  • Election Hacking: What is the likelihood that our upcoming election or future elections will be hacked and how do we ensure that election results represent the true intent of the voters?
  • Internet of Things: What are the privacy and security implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how can businesses secure vulnerability and exploitation issues due to IoT?
  • Cyber Careers: What trends are driving the industry? What jobs are in demand? How do we ensure we have a skilled workforce? What can students do to prepare? How do we do we increase the pool of qualified employees through security clearances?
Register to attend on-site or

Media contact: Alex Kasten Email: Phone: 301-335-9435