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UMD and MAR Incorporated Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership

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“We welcome MAR’s decision to formalize their partnership and contribute to the exciting educational initiatives and existing cybersecurity research programs we already have underway at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center,”

Eric Chapman, Associate Director of the MC2



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UMD and MAR Incorporated Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership


COLLEGE PARK, AND ROCKVILLE, MD.

The University of Maryland (UMD) and MAR, Incorporated (MAR) today announced a new partnership to establish collaborative and mutually beneficial activities in cybersecurity.  The partnership will promote cybersecurity education and research through the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).  UMD and MAR will utilize and leverage each other’s resources, expertise, and unique perspectives to develop innovative cybersecurity programs and research initiatives.

“We welcome MAR’s decision to formalize their partnership and contribute to the exciting educational initiatives and existing cybersecurity research programs we already have underway at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center,” noted Eric Chapman, Associate Director of the MC2.

MC2 is forging alliances and partnerships between academia, industry and government to deliver advanced educational programs that will prepare the cybersecurity workforce of today and tomorrow.    UMD researchers are applying their expertise in a number of critical cybersecurity fields, including, secure software, supply chain risk management, wireless and network security, attacker behavioral analysis, and the economics of cybersecurity.  MC2 stresses comprehensive solutions to cybersecurity education, research, and technology development by bringing together experts from computer science, engineering, social sciences, economics and public policy to establish interdisciplinary cybersecurity initiatives.

MAR specializes in four inter-related core competency areas: Cyber Security and Information Technology Services, Intelligence and Special Programs, Systems Engineering and Integration, and specialized Facilities Management and Marine Operations.  Michael Norcio, MAR’s Chairman and CEO, noted that MAR is “very excited to continue our relationship with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center that started last year with our participation in the Commercial Nuclear Power Cybersecurity Conference.  We look forward to working closely with the Center to address the cybersecurity challenges that face our nation on a daily basis.”   George Simonds, MAR’s Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Programs, was a co-chair at the May 2011 conference, which UMD hosted on the College Park campus.

January 18, 2012


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