About Security

Technology is mission-critical to UMBC supporting its teaching, research, and administrative operations. DoIT is responsible for providing a safe and resilient computing environment in which to support those efforts.

Mark Cather is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for UMBC. Appointed as CISO in January 2015, Mark is a UMBC alumnus in Computer Science and was Director of Telecommunications prior to his appointment as CISO.

UMBC is one of a handful of universities in the country that has achieved InCommon Bronze status, this signifies we are using best practices in operating our identity management and user account management.

UMBC operates its security program under the security requirements of the USM Board of Regents. Our security program documentation is available for those on campus with a umbc account.

UMBC operates a risk management program based on the data that must be protected. For information on this program, please review the document — UMBCSecurityRiskAssessment.

DoIT works closely with the UMBC Center for Cybersecurity and the UMBC Center for Women in Technology on programs to give cyber scholars real-world experience in cybersecurity by working with the DoIT security team to secure our university.