UMA cybersecurity program growing to keep up with industry

AUGUSTA — When he was growing up on a farm in northern Maine, Henry Felch didn’t envision going to college, let alone ultimately becoming a college professor, in a discipline that didn’t even exist when he was a student.

Fast forward 43 years and the retired Army veteran is about to begin his third year leading UMA’s cybersecurity program, the first system-collaborated program recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency.

University of Maine at Augusta cybersecurity program director Henry Felch sits beside the Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, know as F.R.E.D., in the new cybersecurity lab, on Wednesday at University of Maine at Augusta.University of Maine at Augusta cybersecurity program director Henry Felch sits beside the Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device, know as F.R.E.D., in the new cybersecurity lab, on Wednesday at University of Maine at Augusta.

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