UMBC Cyber Dawgs


Welcome to the UMBC Cyber Dawgs’ homepage. We are a group of UMBC students who share a common interest in computer and network security.

How to get involved

There are a few things you can do to get involved with the club.

  1. Join our mailing list
  2. Checkout the calendar
  3. Attend our weekly meetings in ITE 231
  4. Join our Slack1
  5. Check out our Github

Current Board

President: Bryan Vanek (bvanek1 @
Vice President: Anh Ho (a150 @
Secretary: Zack Orndorff (zo1 @
Treasurer: Christian Beam (cbeam3 @


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.

Spring Semester Meetings

Our meetings for the fall semester were an introduction to computer security. We went over many of the foundational topics in computer security.

Our meetings for the spring semester will continue with that trend. Some topics will be a little more in-depth, but our goals of helping beginners remain unchanged. Please see our calendar for more information.

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.

Planned Projects and Activities

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:

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…

Competition Finishes

National CCDC 2017: 1st place
Mid Atlantic CCDC 2017: 1st place, advanced to national CCDC
CSAW 2016: 16th (undergrad, North America)
Mid Atlantic CCDC 2016: 4th place
MDC3 2015: 1st place
National CCDC 2015: 4th place
Mid Atlantic CCDC 2015: 1st place, advanced to national CCDC

Past club members: if we’re missing anything, please contact our secretary!

Mailing List

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 @ As a rule we only accept email addresses. If you do not have a email and would like to join, please contact our secretary.

UMBC Liaisons

Faculty Advisor

Corporate Relations


MIT License

  1. You must have a email address to signup on Slack.