Congratulations to Ebiquity founding member Professor Anupam Joshi for his appointment as the Director of the new UMBC Center for Cybersecurity. The center will provide both Maryland and the nation with academic and research leadership, collaboration, innovation, and outreach in this critical discipline by streamlining UMBC's academic, research, workforce development, and technology incubation activities to advance the University's position as a leading research university in cybersecurity-related disciplines.
The center is made up of UMBC faculty and students from many disciplines, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Public Policy, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. It will expand upon UMBC's pre-existing Cybersersecurity efforts like the Center for Information Security and Assurance, and the Cync Program run by the Cyber Incubator@bwtech.
Progress on achieving the center’s educational goals is off to a fast start with two new major scholarship programs.
Professor Alan Sherman and Dr. Rick Forno received an NSF grant of $2.5 million over five years to fund 22 undergraduate, graduate and professional students studying Information Assurance and Cybersecurity as part of the of the Federal Cyber Scholarship for Service program.
In partnership with UMBC's Center for Women in Technology, the UMBC Center for Cybersecurity will also facilitate a new scholarship program called the UMBC Cyber Scholars Program. Set to launch this January, the scholarship program is funded by a generous $1 million grant from the Nothrop Grumman Foundation.