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The University of Maryland Launches Cyber Security Center
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The University of Maryland Launches Cyber Security Center

The University of Maryland, College Park launched the new Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) with a special event on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Rotunda from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Working together with government and industry, MC2 will promote education, research, and technology development in the emerging field of cybersecurity. The new center will adopt a "more than tech," interdisciplinary approach to this national challenge, capitalizing on College Park's close proximity to Washington, D.C., and key government agencies engaged in cybersecurity.

MC2 will bring together experts from engineering and computer science with colleagues from across campus in fields such as information sciences, business, public policy, social sciences and economic policy to develop innovative new solutions to cybersecurity.

The event included opening remarks by university officials, including University of Maryland President Wallace Loh and University System of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan. The program also featured remarks from representatives of industry partners - including Vice President of Cyber Security Solutions for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Charles Croom, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intelligence & Information Solutions Business Unit for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Larry Cox.

The program concluded with a keynote talk by Former Director of National Intelligence and current Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Mike McConnell, titled "Has the Cyberwar Threat Been Grossly Exaggerated?"

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