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 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.
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 11, 2017. More details to come.
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…
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!
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.
You must have a umbc.edu email address to signup on Slack. ↩