Senior Lecturer, Cybersecurity & Internet Researcher, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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). His twenty-year career 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, and advising several technology startup companies. Richard also was one of the early researchers on the subject of cyberwarfare and he remains a longtime commentator on the influence of Internet technology upon society.


  • –present
    Cybersecurity lecturer & internet researcher, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


  • 2010 
    Curtin University of Technology, Ph.D., Internet Studies
  • 2002 
    Salve Regina University, M.A., International Relations
  • 1997 
    US Naval War College, Graduate Certificate, Strategic Studies
  • 1994 
    American University, B.A., International Relations
  • 1992 
    Valley Forge Military College, A.A, Business