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 a Junior Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS).  (expanded bio)

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

Office Hours:  By Appointment
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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.  Also developing a pilot cybersecurity/privacy course for the Media & Communications Studies department, which I hope to teach in 2017.

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.

GRANTS / FUNDING

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)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


My blogged musings at the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society can be found here.

My ongoing commentaries on cyber, tech, and more for The Conversation.

Forno, R. Hack, Play, Win: Lessons Learned Running the Maryland Cyber Challenge (USENIX ;login; V40(6) - 2015)

Forno, R. and Pearson, E. "Realistically Imaging the Internet: Overcoming (mis)perceptions when educating policymakers and the public." Presented at Internet Research 16: “Digital Imaginaries” Association of Internet Researchers Phoenix, AZ, USA / 21-24 October 2015

Forno, R. Looking Within to Improve American Cybersecurity (USENIX ;login; V37(4) - 2012)

Forno, R. Credibility Lost: How Hollywood's Own Reality Undermines Its Position on Internet Policy (2012)

Hrabowski, F. (UMBC President) and Forno, R. (2010) “Higher Education Must Lead in Cybersecurity” Montgomery County Gazette (editorial)

Forno, R. and Schneier, B. National ID card a disaster in the making NEWS.COM (2007)

Forno, R. "Technological Determinism: Is The Future Behind Us?" presented at AOIR 2005 in Chicago, IL. (2005 - Working Draft)

Feinbloom, W. and Forno, R. "PKI: A Matter of Trust and Value" (Inside Risks 132, CACM 44 (6) June 2001)

Archive of Rick's April Fools Fun (and feedback!) from 2002-2010

Books

Forno, R. and van Wyk, K. Incident Response (O'Reilly, 2001)

Book Chapters

Weinstein, S. and Forno, R. (2015) “Cybersecurity Education” in Encyclopedia of Educational Technology.  J. Michael Spector, editor.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  (pp.169-172)

"High Tech Heroin" in Inventing Arguments, edited by John Mauk and John Metz. Chicago, IL: Thompson Publishing (2005)

"The InfoCorps: A Unique Proposal for a Unique Mission" appearing in Cyberwar 2.0: Myths, Mysteries, and Reality edited by Douglas Dearth and Al Campen. Fairfax, VA: AFCEA International Press (1998)


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