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"We are very excited to establish this relationship with SuprTEK... We look forward to working together to develop solutions to our nation’s cybersecurity challenges."

Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of MC2 and Associate Professor of Computer Science



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UMD and SuprTEK Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership


January 26, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, MD., AND ASHBURN, VA.
The University of Maryland (UMD) and Superlative Technologies Inc. (SuprTEK), today announced a new partnership to establish collaborative activities in cybersecurity.  The partnership will promote cybersecurity education, research and technology development through the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).  UMD and SuprTEK will leverage each other’s resources, expertise, and unique perspectives to develop innovative cybersecurity expertise, educational opportunities and technology solutions.

“We are very excited to establish this relationship with SuprTEK,” said Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of MC2 and Associate Professor of Computer Science.  “SuprTEK has a track record of significant growth in the past few years, and they have an impressive suite of offerings, services, and talent that the nation benefits from.”.  We look forward to working together to develop solutions to our nation’s cybersecurity challenges,” added Dr. Hicks.

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.

Since 1996, SuprTEK—a small, disadvantaged business—has provided exceptional and innovative services in technology strategy and architecture development, cyber security, enterprise IT solutions engineering and delivery, managed IT service management, and healthcare IT solutions.  SuprTEK supports over a dozen enterprise cyber security solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) customers, some implemented across over 4 million systems and devices, and engages in new and emerging security solutions development to radically improve the overall DoD security posture.  Since 2009, SuprTEK has grown over 50% annually.

“SuprTEK is excited about an opportunity to partner with MC2 and exploit natural synergy in formulating and demonstrating new cyber security capabilities, especially to our DoD customers such as DISA, US Cyber Command, and NSA,“ said T.K. Gil, CEO of SuprTEK.   “We are thrilled about the cybersecurity education and R&D potential with MC2,” commented CTO Les Owens. “SuprTEK understands the critical need for increased defensive capabilities and a stronger cyber workforce. Therefore, we plan to be a very active participant in this important new initiative,” added Owens who also spearheads the Cyber Security line of business for SuprTEK.

January 26, 2012


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