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About Cyber Security

Award-Winning UMUC CyberSecurity Team

The UMUC Cyber Padawans rank among the top cyber warriors in the world.

The UMUC Cybersecurity competition team is a powerful force, dominating in cyber security games around the world. As a student at UMUC, you can join the team that outranked more than 220 worldwide competitors in 2012 to earn the prestigious Global CyberLympics silver medal.

About the Cyber Padawans

Cyber Security Games

The UMUC Cyber Padawans—composed of students, alumni and faculty—study in a variety of cyber security and IT programs at UMUC. 

UMUC Cybersecurity coursework readies them for battle, with programs designed and delivered by experienced working professionals and regularly reviewed by industry experts.

To prepare for competitions, students practice in the university's advanced Virtual Security Lab, detecting and combating cyber attacks, and work through cyber security case studies in an online classroom.

Real-World Experience and Networking Opportunities

If you'd like to compete in forensics, penetration testing and computer network defense, consider becoming a member of UMUC's competition team. 

The experiences you gain can help you advance your cyber security career by building in-demand skills, learning collaboratively with UMUC Cybersecurity students and faculty and networking with employers.

Promoting Cyber Security Education Through Competition

As part of our commitment to promote cyber education, UMUC has joined Northrop Grumman, SAIC and CIAS at the University of Texas-San Antonio to sponsor CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing high school cyber defense competition.

"I wanted to work with really bright people who have a passion for cyber security like me—and I wanted to have some fun while doing it. I decided [the Cyber Padawans] are the best of the best—and I wanted to get to know those people."

Jean Costello

UMUC student

Cyber Competitors Team

UMUC Cyber Padawans: Proven Competitors‬

Do you have what it takes to join our team? Members of UMUC's world-class cybersecurity team share a passion for success.

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UMUC Cyber Padawans: Proven Competitors‬

Do you have what it takes to join our team? Members of UMUC's world-class cybersecurity team share a passion for success.

UMUC IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post Magazine follows the UMUC Cyber Padawans as they compete for a $30,000 prize at the Maryland Cyber Challenge. Read on to find out if they won.

The Winning Cyber Padawans

Department of Defense Cyber
Crime Center (DC3)
Digital Forensics Challenge

First place | Worldwide Overall Undergraduate | 2013

Maryland Cyber Challenge

First place | Collegiate & Pro Divisions | 2013

Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Fourth place | 2013

Global CyberLympics

Second place | 2012

North American CyberLympics

First place | 2012

Maryland Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge

First and second place | 2012