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.

Automatically Binding Cryptographic Context to Messages: in Network Protocols Using Formal Methods

Enis Golaszewski, PhD
Friday, May 10, 2024 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Addressing the Increase Threats to Global Security in Cyberspace: A Highly Skilled Workforce

Daniel “Rags” Ragsdale
Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director
White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD)
Friday, April 26, 2024 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Shaping Opinion and Influencing Societies through Narrative Construction

Anupam Joshi
Professor, CSEE Department, UMBC
Acting Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT), UMBC
Friday, April 12, 2024 from 12 PM – 1 PM

Tensor Decomposition Methods for Cybersecurity

Maksim E. Eren
A-4, Advanced Research in Cyber Systems
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Friday, March 29, 2024 from 12 PM – 1 PM

Metametaphysical Ontologies for Consensus

Cyrus Jian Bonyadi
R&D Cybersecurity, Sandia National Labs
Friday, March 8, 2024 from 12 PM – 1 PM

GotCHA: CAPTCHAs for an AI Era

Mario Yaksetig
Cryptographer, GotCHA Labs
Friday, February 23, 2024 from 12 PM – 1 PM

Anonymized Data Can Still Tell Tales: 2024 UMBC SFS Research Study

Christian Badolato
PhD Student | CSEE Department, UMBC
Friday, February 9, 2024, from 12 PM – 1 PM

Upcoming Dates and Speakers:

  • April 26, Dan Ragsdale, National Cybersecurity Policy
  • (May 3, CSEE Research Day)
  • May 10, Enis Golaszewski, Automatically Binding Cryptographic Context to Messages Using Formal Methods
=> If you would like to volunteer to give a talk, or recommend someone to speak, please
contact Alan Sherman (