CybersecurityUMD, Lunarline partner on cybersecurity

Published 9 January 2012

The University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center will partner with Lunarline Inc. on cybersecurity education, research, and technology development

The University of Maryland and Lunarline, Inc. will partner on cybersecurity education, research, and technology development.

UMD’s Cybersecurity Center (MC2) will collaborate with Lunarline on the development of innovative cybersecurity expertise and technology solutions.

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

MC2 says it is forging alliances and partnerships between academia, industry, and government to deliver advanced research and educational programs that will prepare the present and future cybersecurity workforce. Among other things, the partnership will facilitate student interaction and engagement with the company.

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

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

UMD researchers are active in a number of cybersecurity fields, including secure software, supply chain risk management, wireless and network security, attacker behavioral analysis, and the economics of cybersecurity.

The release notes that 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.