Press Release

University of Maryland ’s Clark School of Engineering Introduces a New Master’s in Cybersecurity Engineering for High-Tech Professionals

MEDIA ADVISORY  December 8, 2011

Paul Easterling

WHAT: The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering in collaboration with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) is introducing its new Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Engineering at the 12th Annual Cybersecurity Conference & Expo ( University faculty and administrators will be on hand at the event to answer questions about the program and admissions. This new degree program seeks to meet the national need of providing a highly technical curriculum to aid government and industry professionals in their efforts to protect our critical infrastructures from cyber attacks. The curriculum is designed to cover fundamental and applied topics in cybersecurity applications, operating systems, networks and protocols, network security, information assurance, network intrusion and detection. Students will then customize their educational experience according to their individual needs by selecting from electives in Secure Software Testing & Construction, Security Tools for Information Security, Digital Forensics & Incidence Response, and Reverse Software Engineering. Additional electives courses through the software engineering, systems engineering, and reliability engineering programs are available to round the academic program.

The R. H. Smith School of Business also will be presenting information on their new Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership. This five-course, highly focused program will help management and technical professionals get on the fast career track to cybersecurity leadership positions with courses in systems thinking, supply chain risk management, acquisition management, cybersecurity technology, and a cybersecurity experiential/capstone course.  The Graduate Certificate can be used as a stepping-stone to the Master’s in Cybersecurity Engineering for qualified applicants.

WHO: The Clark School's Office of Advanced Engineering Educations (OAEE) is a leader in providing opportunities for lifelong learning in graduate engineering and continuing education in the region and the nation. OAEE offers graduate engineering programs for working engineers and technical professionals through world-class traditional and niche graduate courses and degrees, short courses and professional development programs, and provides customized state-of-the-art learning methods to meet the needs of the business and governmental technical communities.  OAEE offers graduate degrees in nineteen different academic disciplines with six online degree programs in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Energetic Concepts, Fire Protection Engineering, and Project Management.

WHEN: December 8, 2011 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

WHERE: Cybersecurity Conference and Expo, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. (