UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance (CISA)
A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research
UMBC to host ICEW 2014!
We are proud to announce that UMBC will be hosting the Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop(ICEW 2015) on June 12, 2015. Please register today. Event schedule is available here. For location information, please see this page.
UMBC Offers SFS Scholarships!
Through the academic year 2016-2017, UMBC will support a total of 22 new cybersecurity students at the BS, MS, MPS, and PhD levels in CS and related fields. Each scholarship is for the final two years (3 years for PhD and combined BS/MS). Interested full-time degree students should contact Dr. Alan Sherman and visit the scholarship page.
Each scholarship covers full tuition, fees, travel, books, and academic year stipend of $32,000 for PhD, $32,000 for MS/MPS, and $20,000 for BS. Applicants must be US citizens capable of obtaining a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance. Each scholar must work for the federal, state, or tribal government (for pay) for one year for each year of award.
We hold 2-3 scholarship competition rounds each year (with applications due mid November, early February, and sometimes also in May). For SFS scholarships starting Spring 2016, the current deadline is 12:00 (noon) on Friday November 20, 2015. For SFS scholarships starting Fall 2016, the current deadline is 12:00 (noon) on Friday February 12, 2016. Applications to be received by Dr. Alan Sherman in ITE 325. All applications must be submitted in paper form with official transcripts and signed original letters on letterhead — no staples, folders, or binders.
See https://www.sfs.opm.gov/ for SFS details.