Adding yet another cyber-industry honor, University of Maryland University College has earned the recognition of industry publication SC Magazine as winners of the SC Awards 2018 Professional Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program.

In bestowing this award, SC Magazine remarked on their selection of UMUC, saying, “Home to the world-champion hacking team the Cyber Competition Team, the University of Maryland University College didn't have to pull a Jedi mind trick to convince the SC Award judges that it also lays claim to the best cybersecurity higher education program."

SC Magazine noted UMUC's designation by NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education. The publication also touted the rigorous requirements, challenging and engaging curriculum, strong student outcomes, online resources available to students, and the flexibility and affordability that make UMUC's cyber programs ideal for working adults.

"UMUC places a heavy emphasis on real-world experience and field work over tests and quickly outdated textbooks. (In fact, by eliminating textbooks, the school saves its pupils roughly $14 million annually.)"

A publication of SC Media, SC Magazine has served cyber professionals for more than 25 years, providing business and technical information, news articles, and product reviews dealing with data security, risk management, and compliance challenges.