UMD and Lunarline To Partner on Cybersecurity

University of Maryland News
January 6, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland and Lunarline, Inc. will partner on cybersecurity education, research and technology development.

UMD's Cybersecurity Center (MC2) will collaborate with Lunarline on the development of innovative cybersecurity expertise and technology solutions.

"We are very excited to establish this important relationship with Lunarline - a rising star in the cybersecurity field," says Michael Hicks, director of MC2 and an associate professor of Computer Science. "Lunarline has an impressive suite of services and talents, and we look forward to working together to craft novel solutions to the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow."

MC2 is forging alliances and partnerships between academia, industry and government to deliver advanced research and educational programs that will prepare the present and future cybersecurity workforce. Among other things, the partnership will facilitate student interaction and engagement with the company.

"We are very pleased to be a part of this collaborative partnership with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center," says Lunarline CEO Waylon Krush. "We look forward to interacting with UMD students and faculty to promote the advancement of the cybersecurity and privacy industry."

Lunarline is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, specialized information assurance services, and certified security training to federal government (civilian, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community) and select commercial market customers.

UMD researchers are active 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. More information at


Eric Chapman
Associate Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center

Carolyn Morse
Media Relations, Lunarline, Inc.

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.

Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has been appraised at CMMI® Level 2, certified in ISO 9001: 2008, has a DCAA approved accounting system, ranks in the top two percent of D&B Rating, and has an approved Earned Value Management (EVM) system. Lunarline offers certificate programs with CNSS (NSTISSI 4011, 4015 and CNSSI 4012) certified cyber security and privacy training courseware. Lunarline is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award, the Cyber Warfare Forum Initiative 5-Start Training Award, and was named as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000. LUNARLINE: SOLUTIONS BUILT ON SECURITY
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