Welcome.

Dr. Richard Forno is a Senior Lecturer in the UMBC Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, where he directs the UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Program, serves as the Assistant Director of UMBC's Center for Cybersecurity, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS).  His twenty-year career in operational cybersecurity spans the government, military, and private sector, including helping build a formal cybersecurity program for the US House of Representatives, serving as the first Chief Security Officer for Network Solutions (then, the global center of the internet DNS system), and co-founding the CyberMaryland conference. As a technologist and student of national security studies, Richard has a strong interest in the influence of technology upon national security, individuals, and global society.

Faculty Advisor, hackUMBC
Faculty Co-Advisor, Cyberdefense Team
Research Park Committee, UMBC Faculty Senate

Office Hours:  By Appointment
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1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 USA

rforno@[thisplace.edu]

I consider myself an unconventional, albeit realistic, critical thinker about the relationships between technology, security, and society. Within that broad conceptual and practical framework, I have multiple interdisciplinary research and professional interests -- most notably, information age conflict (broadly defined), cybersecurity operations, risk communication, and the social shaping of technology -- specifically, practical contextual issues related to security, resiliency and autonomy in networked societies.

TEACHING

I have (and do) teach CYBR 620 and/or (mainly nowdays) the research-oriented CYBR 624 during Fall and Spring semesters. 

I also advise some Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) students and routinely serve on MS/PhD committees.

I taught CMSC 304 "Ethics in Information Technology" (T/TH 1-2:15PM) in Spring 2014 and expect to do so again when needed.

PUBLICATIONS

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GRANTS / FUNDING

2017: $1,095,359. National Science Foundation (NSF) Co-PI: “Supplement #2 to UMBC Cybersecurity Scholarship for Service Program and Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop Series” (Alan Sherman, PI).

2017: Principal Investigator: 'UMBC CTF' USD$1,500 gift. National Security Agency (NSA).

2017: Co-PI: USD$3,185. Hrabowski Innovation Fund Seed Grant, 'From Service to Study: Creating a Better Environment for UMBCs Student Veterans.' (Oyen PI)

2016: Principal Investigator: "hackUMBC Fall 2016." USD$5,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2016: Principal Investigator: "hackUMBC 2016." USD$5,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2015: Principal Investigator: "Maryland Cyber Challenge Scholarships 2015." USD$45,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2014: Principal Investigator: "Maryland Cyber Challenge Scholarships 2014." USD$84,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2013: Co-PI: "Suppliment to UMBC Cybersecurity Scholarship for Service Program and Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop Series" USD$271,435. National Science Foundation. (#DUE-1241576) (Sherman PI)

2013: Principal Investigator: "Maryland Cyber Challenge Scholarships 2013." USD$84,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2012: Principal Investigator: "Maryland Cyber Challenge Scholarships 2012." USD$84,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2012: Co-PI: "UMBC Cybersecurity Scholarship for Service Program and Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Workshop Series" USD$2,500,000. National Science Foundation. (#DUE-1241576) (Sherman PI)

2011: Principal Investigator: "Maryland Cyber Challenge Scholarships. 2011 " USD$84,000. National Security Agency (NSA).

2011: Co-PI: "DOD IASP Scholarships at UMBC" USD$85,000. National Security Agency (NSA). (Sherman PI)