UMBC’s Cybersecurity Graduate Program’s Dr. Terry Thompson recently wrote an in-depth article about Russian disinformation, half-truths, fabrications, and misleading posts made by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. In this week’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at new comprehensive reports that the U.S. congress will discuss in regards to this disinformation and what we can learn from The Baltic Nations’ way of dealing with such issues. We will also take a look at a new bio-pharmaceutical company in Montgomery County, SpaceX and its latest venture into space, as well as a comprehensive reading list for data scientists.

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Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way via Terry Thompson, UMBC

Terry Thompson, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of UMBC’s graduate programs in Cybersecurity, recently wrote an article about new comprehensive reports that the new U.S. congress will discuss in regards to disinformation, half-truths, fabrications, and misleading posts made by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.


UK-based Autolus will Bring New Jobs to Maryland

The UK-based company Autolus has announced that they will make their U.S. headquarters in Montgomery County. The bio-pharmaceutical company focuses on developing innovative cancer treatments. The company is excited to grow roots in Montgomery County because of its diverse workforce and proximity to world class research facilities and universities.


SpaceX slated to fly people this summer

Exciting news for space travel came out of SpaceX this week. The first American astronauts may take their first spin around space in SpaceX this year. This will hopefully take SpaceX closer to their goal of taking NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station on a routine basis.


A Comprehensive Reading List for Data Scientists

In the world of data science things can get pretty complicated and overwhelming. But, here’s one instance where that is not true. This blog has listed many helpful books for data scientists that help keep them in the loop of everything and anything related to this dynamic field.


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