Principal Lecturer, CSEE, Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Program, Assistant Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity

Dr. Richard Forno is a Principal Lecturer in the UMBC Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, where he directs the UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Program and serves as the Assistant Director of UMBC’s Center for Cybersecurity. Prior to academia, his twenty-year career in operational cybersecurity spanned the government, military, and private sector in both technical and management roles, 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), consulting to Fortune 100 companies, and more. As one of the early thought leaders on the subject of “cyberwarfare” Dr. Forno’s research interests, rooted in both cybersecurity principles and the humanities, explore the relationships between technology, security, and society in areas including information age conflict, risk, resiliency, and the social shaping of technology within networked organizations.