Our Extra-curricular Environment
All students in the department are in an environment that provides extra-curricular
opportunities in cybersecurity. We have monthly cybersecurity seminars with invited
speakers from industry and government, an active Cyber Defense Club, and a Cyber Defense Team that has been ranked first in mid-atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions
(CCDC - 2010, 2012, 2014) and ranked at the national CCDC.
Our Cybersecurity Research
Faculty at Towson are working on cutting-edge federally funded cybersecurity research
on the smart grid, wireless networks, cyber-physical systems, and social networks.
Towson also excels at pedagogical cyber research, the Security Injections@Towson project has engaged hundreds of instructors and thousands of students. One of the
first textbooks in Cyber Operations (APress) was written by a Towson faculty.
Our Innovative Education Initiatives
Our undergraduate cyber operations track was the first in the state of Maryland. Secure Programming Logic Aimed at Highschool (SPLASH) offers an introductory programming logic class to high-school girls. The Cyber4All project is aimed at designing a cybersecurity minor targetted at majors across the
institution. Our faculty are involved in national efforts to further cybersecurity
education like the ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education and the C5 project aimed at supporting the CAE2Y program and including cybersecurity in the new Computer
Science Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
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