About the Cybersecurity Academy
The UMBC Training Centers Cybersecurity Academy was established to address the cyber workforce training needs of the military, the intelligence community, federal civilian agencies, and the commercial sector in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Building on UMBC's designation as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research, the Cybersecurity Academy delivers practical training programs to develop today's and tomorrow's cyber workforce, preparing participants for careers in this high demand industry.
“Cyberspace touches nearly every part of our daily lives. It’s the broadband networks beneath us and the wireless signals around us, the local networks in our schools and hospitals and businesses, and the massive grids that power our nation. It’s the classified military and intelligence networks that keep us safe, and the World Wide Web that has made us more interconnected than at any time in human history. We must secure our cyberspace to ensure that we can continue to grow the nation’s economy and protect our way of life.”
– President Obama, from the White House Cybersecurity website
With the recent establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command at Ft. Meade, Maryland, and as base realigned and closure (BRAC) activities continue to put more pressure on the regional workforce, the demand for qualified Cybersecurity professionals in the area continues to grow.
The Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies and contractors that support their efforts need to have a well prepared workforce of trained and certified cyber professionals to fulfill their important missions.
UMBC is a national, public research university with significant expertise in technical education and training. As a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research, the Academy delivers high quality Cybersecurity training programs to develop new skills and prepare participants for valuable industry and professional certifications.
UMBC is located within 10 miles of Ft. Meade, home to the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency and other Department of Defense activities. UMBC Training Centers has remote training facilities in the Capitol region in Northern Virginia, and at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Northeast Maryland. Additionally, Training Centers can deliver training onsite and online.
If you are an individual student with questions, please call Heith Hart at (443) 692-6599 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you are interested in training for your organization, please call (443) 692-6600 and ask for Group Training or e-maill firstname.lastname@example.org.