Advisory Guidance

UCYBR leadership and UMBC’s cybersecurity faculty are actively engaged with government, industry, and academic organizations and individuals and remain fully informed on the current state of cybersecurity education, research, and operational workforce issues related to the cyber domain. For external advice, UCYBR draws upon the CSEE industrial advisory board which includes senior and/or executive cybersecurity expertise. To respect the time of advisory board participants, UCYBR does not maintain a separate external advisory board.

The current CSEE Advisory Board consists of:

  • Dr. Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India & CTO, IBM India and South Asia *
  • Donna Dodson, Amazon Web Services (Fmr Chief Cybersecurity Advisor & NIST Fellow
  • Dr. Rita Doerr, Department of Defense *
  • Hiren Shah, Microsoft, UMBC *
  • Tina Williams-Koroma, President, TCecure,LLC (also on the board of TEDCO for MD) *
  • Ted Bedwell, Cisco *
  • John McBeth, CACI
  • Ramya Joseph, CEO and Founder at Pefin
  • Deen Kingsmith Sr., Director New Ventures
  • Swarnali Haldar, Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Dr. David Mountain, Department of Defense *
  • Andrea Yeiser, VP Engineering & Science, CIMS, Northrop Grumman

(*) UMBC Alumni