The University of Maryland Cybersecurity Club is a student run organization at the University of Maryland, College Park. Members and leaders of the club are currently pursuing studies in cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and information systems.
The club's main purpose is to provide students who are interested in cybersecurity with the technical resources needed to advance their computer security careers. We achieve this mission by organizing monthly meetings where we discuss and practice hands-on cybersecurity concepts including, but not limited to, network security, digital forensics, penetration testing, secure coding, cryptography, and reverse engineering. On top of this, we outreach to local companies and organizations to speak at our meetings and promote their work in computer security.
The club's competition team meets weekly throughout the semester to compete in cyber security competitions known as Capture The Flag (CTF) challenges. These meetings allow the team to get together and apply cybersecurity concepts, both offensive and defensive, in a competitive scene against other universities from around the world. This past year alone, our CTF team has done extraordinarily well, being invited by Microsoft to compete at BuildTheShield CTF 2016, as well as achieving the following:
1st place: Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Summit 2016
2nd place: CyberSkyline 2016
and much more!
Visit: http://csec.umiacs.umd.edu/ and http://umd-cybersecurity-club.github.io/ for more information about the club.
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Katz
Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center
Professor, Department of Computer Science and UMIACS
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (affiliate)
A.V. Williams Building
8223 Paint Branch Dr.
College Park, MD 20742
Office: 3415 A.V. Williams Building