Maryland Global Initiative for Cybersecurity

Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity Research, Education, and Outreach at the University of Maryland


The Maryland Global Initiative for Cybersecurity (MaGIC) promotes and coordinates efforts across the University of Maryland (UMD) to expand its cyber education, research, and development activities.

  • MaGIC brings together students, faculty, and corporate and government partners to develop and deploy innovative approaches to cybersecurity.
  • MaGIC encourages cooperation between academia and the private sector to foster research, enhance educational opportunities, and drive practical applications.
  • MaGIC works with government agencies, both domestic and international, to cultivate research opportunities, funding, and cybersecurity technical capacity across the global community

Registration for the Annual Executive Cybersecurity Summit are now open!

News & Engagements

April 4, 2019

UMD presents the Executive Cybersecurity Summit on April 4 and April 5, 2019 at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. The two-day summit is a discussion and networking event that brings together C-level executives, including CEOs, CISOs, CROs, general counsels and heads of information security, who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the cyber threat landscape and better mitigating risks to their businesses.
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January 30, 2019

Come hear from the MITRE team behind the emerging Cyber- investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE). CASE advances the efficient and accurate exchange of cyber-investigation information between tools and organizations to lessen the analytic burden of government and non-government cyber investigators. CASE is intended to serve the needs of a broad range of cyber- investigation domains, including digital forensic science, incident response, counter-terrorism, criminal justice, forensic intelligence, and situational awareness.
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January 9, 2019

Dr. Charles Harry, Director of Operations at MaGIC, spoke at the 15th Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity, conducted jointly by UMD's School of Public Policy and the R H Smith School of Business. The event was covered by Chris Daly at ActiveCyber. Learn more about the event by clicking on the link below.
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December 4, 2018

Dr. Charles Harry, Director of Operations will be presenting at the 4th Annual New Jersey CISO Executive Summit on December 4th where he will discuss issues of risk and the evolving threat landscape.
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Integrating a wide range of disciplines to study the cybersecurity problem, UMD has world class researchers across a range of subject areas, studying the computing, technical, behavioral, economic, and policy challenges facing individuals and organizations.UMD ranks among the best research universities in the nation, with top-ranked departments in computer science and electrical and computer engineering. NSA has designated the University of Maryland as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research, and the university was also named an Intelligence Community "Center of Academic Excellence" by the Department of Homeland Security.

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The University of Maryland is home to world class research centers in cybersecurity. Drawing from faculty and scholars in computer science, computer engineering, quantum computing, business, criminology, information science, journalism and public policy,these centers are conducting that is useful, relevant, and fundamental to addressing the cybersecurity problem.

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The University of Maryland is a world class institution, passionate about educating the next generation of leaders, and ensuring they have the tools and techniques to solve the challenges of cybersecurity in the 21st century. The university offers a variety of professional seminars and workshops as well as traditional courses and concentrations in cybersecurity across a range of fields. Specific programs including a unique undergraduate in-residence honors program in cybersecurity, along with strong masters and doctoral programs in engineering, computer science, and computer engineering are offered.

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