UMBC’s cybersecurity capabilities and expertise are well-established and well recognized, both locally and nationally.

We are dual-designated as an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense Education (CDE) and Information Assurance Research. We also provide research leadership at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCOE) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) in Rockville, MD. In today’s Industry News, we take a look at the critical nature of Cybersecurity. We also take a look at things like mapping the human heart, water on Mars, and building rapport in the age of masks.


A Debilitating Cyber Attack

Hospitals are used to operating smoothly even in the face of a crisis. It’s the nature of their work to remain calm and collected under extreme issues. But toss a cyber attack into the equation and chaos stirs. The recent cyber attack of a hospital sent staff scrambling and this helps prove the critical need for Cybersecurity experts to protect us from these situations.

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A Map of the Heart May Help Doctors Personalize Treatments

Just like any roadmap can help guide us to better places and results, so too can a detailed map of the human heart. In fact, this unique map may soon help doctors create a more personalized treatment plan for cardiovascular disease. Heart Cell Atlas will help us understand the dynamics of the human heart.

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The Struggle is Real

Building rapport requires a certain level of access to both verbal and nonverbal communication. With the necessity for masks comes a communication struggle for many of us. This article offers many helpful tips on how to be a great communicator in the times of masks.

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3 More Hidden Lakes Discovered on Mars

The red planet is home to 4 lakes, which raise the possibility of of Mars being a habitat for life.The first of these lakes was discovered in 2018 and met with skepticism. The newest 3 discoveries help build a better case for the claim.

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