The UMBC Cyber Defense Lab meets normally on Fridays 12-1 PM, biweekly while classes are in session.

All meetings will be remote via WebEx: and are open to the public; anyone may attend. During each meeting, someone (CDL student or faculty, or special guest) will present on a current research project of theirs.

“Think Like an Attacker”: Towards a Definition and Non-Technical Assessment of Adversarial Thinking

Peter A. H. Peterson
Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota Duluth
Friday, December 2, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Myths in Cybersecurity: Pros and Cons of Analogies

Josiah Dykstra, PhD
Technical Fellow, National Security Agency
Friday, November 18, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

ARMR: From Idea to Commercialization

Russ Fink, Ph.D. (UMBC 2010)
Chief Engineer, Resilient Military Systems Group, JHU APL
Friday, November 4, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Identifying Commonsense Misconceptions in Computer Security

Dr. Peter A. H. Peterson
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Friday, October 21, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

On A Risk Assessment and Reduction Approach for National Critical Infrastructure

Cyrus Jian Bonyadi
Security Systems Analyst and Ph.D. Student, Sandia National Labs and UMBC
Friday, September 23, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Physical Security and How We Break It (Legally)

Adam J. Sachsel
Cyber Testing Associate, RSM Consulting, Des Moines, Iowa
Friday, September 9, 2022, from 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1 PM

Upcoming Dates and Speakers:

  • Oct 7 – (Did not take place.  Will reschedule to Spring 2023) Geoffrey Herman, Validation of the Cybersecurity Curriculum Assessment (CCA) in
  • Nov 18, Josiah Dykstra (DoD), Myths in cybersecurity
  • Dec 2, Peter Peterson, Adversarial Thinking

January 2-6, 2023 (tentative): SFS/CySP Research Study