Veteran Cyber Security Professional Tina Williams (TCecure, LLC) to Implement USM Cybersecurity Engagement and Innovation Activities with NCCoE
Adelphi, Md. (Feb.
8, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland in 2014 teamed with the not-for-profit MITRE company
on a successful bid for the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Federally Funded Research & Development Center
(FFRDC). To facilitate the FFRDC's goals, USM has contracted with TCecure,
LLC, a Maryland-based cybersecurity company, to bring on Tina Williams as the USM's
Cybersecurity Academic Innovation Officer for the FFRDC.
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), the University of Maryland,
Baltimore County (UMBC), and MITRE are executing goals of the new FFRDC in such
areas as research, development, technical support, operations, and facilities
planning. TCecure provides security engineering and consulting services to
public sector and commercial clients in several states and the District of
Williams is a veteran cybersecurity professional, certified as an
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Project Management
Professional (PMP). She holds a M.S. in Management from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis
King Carey School of Law.
She was a
Meyerhoff Scholar and a University Scholar at the University of Maryland
Baltimore County (UMBC), receiving a B.S. in Computer Science. In addition to
her role as founder of TCecure, LLC, Williams is an adjunct instructor for
UMBC's Graduate Cybersecurity program. She is a member of the Maryland Bar, the
NICE365 Industry Advisory Board of Directors, and the CyberMaryland Board of
the ideal blend of industry, government and academic experience to help us
leverage the important work and collaborative power coming out of the
NCCoE. Of particular interest, will be
the strategic engagement of key government and industry partners to help foster
leading edge research and commercialization activity," said Tom Sadowski, USM
Vice Chancellor for Economic Development.
In her role as the Cybersecurity Academic Innovation Officer for USM, Williams
will serve as USM's focal point onsite at the NCCoE, and
work closely with NIST and MITRE to enhance the vitality of relationships amongst
academia, industry, and government to expand research opportunities,
cybersecurity technology innovation and commercialization, and cybersecurity
will leverage research capabilities of the USM, and
those of the broader FFRDC's Academic Advisory Council (AAC) universities, to
identify opportunities for research and application in support of NCCoE's
mission. She will also develop and support
execution of the NCCoE intern program by identifying and coordinating opportunities
for student researchers.
"I am delighted to represent the USM
in our partnership with MITRE in managing this federally funded research
center," Williams said. "I look forward to furthering relationships among
academia, industry, and government to move Maryland and our country forward in
cybersecurity innovation and economic growth."
Contact: Mike Lurie