Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 11, 2016
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Professional Graduate Programs will hold an Information Session on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. to provide participants with an in-depth look at the Cybersecurity Master’s and Graduate Certificate programs offered at The University at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. Interested students are encouraged to attend to receive information on admissions, curriculum, job outlook, and meet faculty and staff. Prospective students can learn more by visiting: http://umbc.edu/shadygrove/cyber.
“Maryland, at last count, has close to 19,000 opportunities in the cybersecurity field, many of which are in Central Maryland between Catonsville and The Universities at Shady Grove,” says Dr. Rick Forno, UMBC Cybersecurity Program Director. “Cybersecurity touches every company these days and every government, large and small.”
With our nation’s ever-increasing reliance on the Internet, cybersecurity has become a necessity. The United States is constantly developing new operational doctrines, advanced cyberwarfare capabilities, cybersecurity enhancements and the necessary domain-focused human capital needed to achieve or maintain their interests in cyberspace. In his latest budget proposal, President Barack Obama is seeking a 35 percent hike in cybersecurity funding. That represents a $19 billion increase.
“The outlook is bright for our graduates looking to move into a cybersecurity career,” says Dr. Forno.
If you interested in attending the upcoming Cybersecurity Information Session to find out how a Master’s Degree from UMBC can help you get ahead in an ever-increasing field, please RSVP today: http://umbc.edu/shadygrove/cyber/infosession.
UMBC is one of the few universities dual-designated as an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education and Research.
About UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove
The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), located in Rockville, MD, is a consortium of nine universities within the University System of Maryland. UMBC, a public Honors University, is among the institutions at USG. Like students on the UMBC main campus, more than 360 UMBC Shady Grove students benefit from small class size (average of 18), close faculty-student collaborations, and a diverse student population. USG is conveniently located in Montgomery County, a Washington D.C. suburb close to many government agencies, contractors and major healthcare organizations.
For more information, visit: umbc.edu/shadygrove