Protecting the World via Cybersecurity | UMBC Industry News

Recently, Riadul Islam, assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at UMBC, received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to better detect and protect against these cyber attacks.

The criticality of keeping our infrastructures and tools safe from hackers has never been more important. In today’s industry news, we take a look at how cybersecurity professionals are protecting the world as we know it.

The Importance Of Cybersecurity Professionals In Tech-Savvy Industry

Data breaches are as common these days as are weather-related, code orange days. We produce an enormous amount of data that leaves us vulnerable to attack. With the convenience of technological instant-gratification comes a ton of risk, risk cybersecurity pros work hard to keep at bay. What roles do tech-savvy cyber pros take on? Dig in and discover!


Can closing the cybersecurity skills gap change the world?

Let’s face it, with more complex tech systems embedding themselves into our daily functions, we need even more complex teams of folks who can protect us from the real threats of attacks. We have critical assets to protect. Do we have the people power to carry that out? The more people upskilled in the field of cybersecurity, the safer we become. Or not? Let’s investigate…


A space war will be fought in front of a computer screen

Forget the terror of physical warfare with guns and heavy artillery as the next big threat to society. Cybersecurity experts are pointing to ones and zeros as the next fighting tools. How real is this threat? Read on…


All at sea: the shipping industry’s cybersecurity problem

In today’s world where supply chain issues and COVID are wreaking havoc on the way we do things, the shipping industry is a floating target. “Transport and logistics companies generally are becoming more and more attractive targets to ransomware gangs since the start of the pandemic, thanks to rocketing cargo prices and their huge cash reserves.” What needs to be done?

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