The Cyber Defense Lab (CDL) is the main lab for CISA. The CDL provides an environment where students are provided a unique opportunity to research topics that would ordinarily be considered too dangerous to network and system resources to be investigated in other computer labs. In this lab, students can work, meet, collaborate, and use special equipment.
The CDL meets bi-weekly hosting both a free distinguished lecture series on information security and student presentations on current research. The CDL is located in ITE 228 at the UMBC main campus.