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UMD Faculty Secure DHS Funding for Cybersecurity Economics Research

College Park, UMD – The Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) congratulates Professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb, Robert H. Smith School of Business and Research Scholar William Lucyshyn, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, for receiving an award from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) to continue their important research on cybersecurity economics.

The contracts were awarded by the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division, which solicited proposals in 14 technical topic areas aimed at improving security in federal networks and across the Internet while developing new and enhanced technologies for detecting, preventing and responding to cyber attacks on the nation’s critical infrastructure.  The goal is to develop knowledge products and deployable security solutions that advance the understanding of cyber risks, as directed by the President in the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

Drs. Gordon, Loeb and Mr. Lucyshyn are part of a larger cohort of researchers at the University of Maryland engaged in developing new technologies and security strategies to help establish broad-based cybersecurity assurance. The Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) was created as an interdisciplinary research center, bringing together experts from engineering and computer science with colleagues from across campus in fields such as information sciences, business, public policy, social sciences and economics to address our nation's growing needs in cybersecurity. UMD researchers apply their expertise in wireless and network security, cryptography, secure software, cyber supply chain security, cybersecurity policy, multimedia forensics, and the economics of cybersecurity, offering an innovative, comprehensive approach to the cybersecurity threat.

Congratulations to Drs. Gordon and Loeb and Mr. Lucyshyn on this important award!

November 2, 2012

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