UMD and CyberPoint Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership



COLLEGE PARK, MD., AND BALTIMORE, MD., - The University of Maryland (UMD) and CyberPoint International, today announced a new partnership to establish collaborative activities in cybersecurity. The partnership will promote cybersecurity education and research through the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).

UMD and CyberPoint will leverage each other's resources, expertise, and unique perspectives to develop innovative cybersecurity expertise, educational opportunities and research-driven solutions to cybersecurity challenges.

"We are thrilled to develop this new partnership with CyberPoint," said Michael Hicks, director of MC2 and associate professor of computer science. "CyberPoint is one of only a few agile companies that can both meet security demands of today and perform the cutting edge research to attack the growing problems of tomorrow. We look forward to partnering together to forge innovative, game-changing solutions."

MC2is forging alliances and partnerships between academia, industry and government to deliver advanced educational programs designed to prepare the cybersecurity workforce of today and tomorrow. With the addition of CyberPoint, MC2 now is partnering with 11 companies and institutions. See full list of partners here.

UMD researchers are applying their expertise in a number of critical cybersecurity fields, including, secure software, supply chain risk management, wireless and network security, attacker behavioral analysis, and the economics of cybersecurity. MC2 stresses comprehensive solutions to cybersecurity education, research, and technology development by bringing together experts from computer science, engineering, social sciences, economics and public policy to establish interdisciplinary cybersecurity initiatives.

"I'm excited to participate in the MC2 Partners Program," said Mark Raugas, director of research at CyberPoint. "I strongly believe in an interdisciplinary approach to research in the field of computer security and feel MC2 has the exciting potential to foster collaboration and communication among academia, government, and industry. I look forward to our research group being an active participant in the opportunities MC2 provides."

CyberPoint is committed to bringing its industrial cybersecurity expertise to government and academia through interdisciplinary collaboration. A strong corporate research program has been an integral of part of this commitment since the company's inception. CyberPoint's core competencies in enterprise software development, embedded development, security analysis, reverse engineering, network engineering, information assurance, system engineering, and policy consulting all address the challenges of improving security and privacy in cyberspace. Its research team of mathematicians, physicists, electrical engineers, computer scientists, and biologists collaborates with partners to solve hard problems and advance the state of the art. The company's research focuses on applying mathematics and statistics, program analysis, machine learning, and high performance computing to challenges arising from the volume, velocity, and complexity of data in the cyber domain. CyberPoint also collaborates with international partners to identify and adapt innovative technologies from around the world to meet the continually evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

About UMD:
The University of Maryland ranks among the top 20 public research universities in the nation, and is the closest in proximity to the nation's capital. As the state's flagship university, UMD educates the most talented students from Maryland and beyond. For more information, visit, or to learn more about MC2, please visit . Web version of this release can be found at:

About CyberPoint International, LLC:
CyberPoint delivers innovative, leading-edge cybersecurity products, solutions and services to customers worldwide. We discover the threats and vulnerabilities that expose data, systems, and infrastructure to compromise and design defenses that provide critical protection. Our approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of our customers, reduce risks, and ensure ongoing protection in a world of continuously emerging cyber threats. At CyberPoint, we are always learning, exploring, and looking for new ways to put our knowledge and experience to work. We seek out hard problems, develop new products and solutions, and drive innovation in the field of cybersecurity.

CyberPoint is dedicated to advancing the discipline of cybersecurity through imagination, technical excellence, and an unparalleled passion for our work. Employing world-class engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, and other industry experts, CyberPoint supports a broad array of commercial and government customers. Visit to learn more.

Media Contacts:
Eric Chapman
Associate Director
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
301 405 7136

Peter Kilpe
Creative Director
CyberPoint International, LLC
410 779 6700
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Associate Director
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
301 405 7136


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