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UMD and Lunarline Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership


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UMD and Lunarline Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership

COLLEGE PARK, MD., AND ARLINGTON, VA., - The University of Maryland (UMD) and Lunarline, Inc. today announced a new partnership to establish collaborative activities in cybersecurity.  The partnership will promote cybersecurity education, research and technology development through the recently established Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).  UMD and Lunarline plan to leverage each other’s resources, expertise, and unique perspectives to develop innovative cybersecurity expertise and technology solutions.

“We are very excited to establish this important relationship with Lunarline,” said Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of MC2 and an Associate Professor of Computer Science.  “Lunarline has an impressive suite of services and talents.  They are a rising star in the cybersecurity field and we look forward to working together to craft novel solutions to the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow,” 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.

Lunarline is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, specialized information assurance services, and certified security training to all US federal government (civilian, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community) and select commercial market customers.  

“We are very pleased to be a part of this collaborative partnership with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.  We look forward to interacting with UMD students and faculty to promote the advancement of the cybersecurity and privacy industry,” said Lunarline CEO Waylon Krush.

About Lunarline:

Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has been appraised at CMMI® Level 2, certified in ISO 9001: 2008, has a DCAA approved accounting system, ranks in the top 2% of D&B Rating, and has an approved Earned Value Management (EVM) system.  Lunarline offers certificate programs with CNSS (NSTISSI 4011, 4015 and CNSSI 4012) certified cyber security and privacy training courseware.  Lunarline is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award, the Cyber Warfare Forum Initiative 5-Start Training Award, and was named as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000.  For more information, visit



January 6, 2012

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