9-26-11: Tomorrow’s Cyberdefenders

September 26, 2011 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 


Just over a week ago, hackers got their hands on the names and contact information of hundreds of intelligence officials, including some from the NSA and the CIA. And they posted them online for all to see. Everyday, hackers hit government agencies and major corporations, and cybersecurity has become a bigger concern than ever.

Governor Martin O’Malley’s administration is trying to build a cybersecurity industry here in Maryland. In January 2010, the Department of Business and Economic Development released CyberMaryland, a detailed plan for developing an industry. Part of that plan is developing an “educational pipeline.”

This past weekend, some local high schoolers took part in the second qualifying round of something called the Maryland Cyber Challenge.

Today, Sheilah talks to Dr. Richard Forno, co-director of the Cyber Challenge and director of UMBC’s graduate program in cybersecurity. Also joining us is Ursula Powidzki, director of DBED’s Office of Business Development.

Check out this SAIC video of the type of  “cyber-environment” where the Cyber Challengers will be competing.

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