UMBC is a leader in cybersecurity. From our continuing education and advanced degree programs, to our cyber-focused business incubator, to our nationally ranked programs in computer science and IT, UMBC is at the forefront of preparing tomorrow's cyber workforce. Our designation as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education as well as a Center of Academic Excellence in Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security affirms our leadership in the field.
Courses are designed with input from our advisory board of industry professionals to ensure that UMBC’s cyber-related program offerings are relevant, valuable and targeted to meet workforce needs.
Our strategic location just 10 miles from Ft. Meade (headquarters of the U.S. Cyber Command, other prominent federal agencies, and soon to be the headquarters of the Defense Information Systems Agency) makes UMBC an ideal place for both civilian and military employees to pursue education and training in the field. With the launch of our cyber incubator, Cync, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, UMBC is poised to make a significant impact on the development of the cyber technologies of tomorrow.