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Cybersecurity is one of UMBC’s strategic priorities — and we possess broad institutional capabilities and expertise in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field. Our interests and capabilities in cybersecurity are not just technical, but include the social behavioral and economic elements of cybersecurity as well.

UMBC’s Center for Cybersecurity (UCYBR) provides unifed academic and research leadership, partnership, innovation, and outreach in this critical discipline by streamlining our academic, research, workforce development, and technology incubation activities. UCYBR draws upon UMBC’s many interdisciplinary strengths and forward-thinking activities to streamle our academic, research, workforce development, and technology incubation activities to advance UMBC’s position as a leading research university in cybersecurity-related disciplines. Through UCYBR, UMBC is one of the few universities in the nation designated both a Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Education and Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, and been a prominent NSF Federal CyberCorps/SFS participant since 2012.