Welcome to the UMBC Cyber Dawgs’ homepage. We are a group of UMBC students who share a common interest in computer and network security.
There are a few things you can do to get involved with the club.
President: Bryan Vanek (bvanek1 @ umbc.edu)
Vice President: Anh Ho (a150 @ umbc.edu)
Secretary: Zack Orndorff (zo1 @ umbc.edu)
Treasurer: Christian Beam (cbeam3 @ umbc.edu)
We hold general meetings once a week. No prior experience is required to attend our meetings. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cyber security and how to start learning new skills in the field to come to our meetings.
What to expect from a meeting:
Our meetings vary in subject material week to week. If you have specific topics you would like to learn more about please email our club secretary. If you would like to present a talk or teach a new skill please email our club president.
Our meetings for the fall semester are sort of an introduction to computer security. We aim to go over many of the foundational topics in computer security, so if you’re a beginner, you won’t want to miss a meeting.
If you already have experience, don’t worry-you’ll be able to meet like-minded folks, and we will have plenty of more challenging activities available.
For a full description of our schedule, take a look at the calendar below.
Along with our normal club meetings, we also provide great opportunities for individuals who are interested in learning about and participating in cyber related competitions. This upcoming school year, we want to take this a step further with some new initiatives that are currently in the works. These include, but are not limited to:
Hosting our own CTF (Capture the Flag) event at UMBC. It’ll be accessible to beginners, but entertaining for all. Mark your calendars for March 4, 2017. More details to come.
Working with our CCDC coach, Dr. Mike Oehler, to improve our skills for the CCDC competition
Finding another CCDC coach with skills that complement our current coach’s skills.
Increasing collaborative and promotional efforts with other UMBC organizations
Providing a comprehensive list of resources for various cyber security related topics
However, if these are all going to come to fruition, we need your help to make it happen! We have a myriad of tasks and projects that will need to be done over the next year, so stay tuned…
The majority of our week to week announcements are done via our mailing list. These announcements include upcoming events, weekly meeting information, and cybersecurity related information.
To join our mailing list please send an email to umbccd-subscribe @ lists.umbc.edu. As a rule we only accept umbc.edu email addresses. If you do not have a umbc.edu email and would like to join, please contact our secretary.
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