The new director of University of Maryland’s CyberSecurity Center, or MC2, majored in mathematics and then pursued the study of cryptography — the art of protecting information by putting it into an unreadable format.
He chose the latter because it enabled him to apply the math he so loved. His earlier studies have morphed into cyber security — and led to his new position leading the university’s research and education center.
Katz joined the UMD faculty in 2002. A computer science professor, he’ll serve a three-year term as director.-30-