UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Appoints Cybersecurity Program Manager

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Markus Rauschecker, JD, has been named Cybersecurity Program Manager, a new position within the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS).  Led by Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, CHHS is an academic consulting group with an intricate understanding of cyber laws and policies.

Rauschecker, an employee since 2008, has been instrumental in the Center’s growth in the cybersecurity field both academically and through direct work with clients. He has been called upon to testify before numerous government bodies, including the Maryland Senate Finance Committee, the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, the Baltimore City Mayor’s Working Group on the Use and Implementation of Body Worn Cameras, the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on the Judiciary, and the U.S. Senate Foreign Relation’s Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. Rauschecker’s expertise has been published in the U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine and the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, and he has discussed emerging cybersecurity threats, academic trends, and legislative actions for local news outlets, as well as professional seminars including FEMA’s Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium, the Howard County Maryland GovConnects Conference, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference.

In 2015, Rauschecker developed an innovative training course for CHHS’ client The KEYW Corporation – a leader in cybersecurity technology based in Hanover, Maryland – giving intelligence and technology firms the tools necessary to address legal and policy implications of tech actions and cyber threats.

Previously, as a Senior Law and Policy Analyst with CHHS, Rauschecker served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the National Capital Region (NCR) Senior Policy Group, providing legal and policy analysis to the NCR’s Homeland Security Advisors, as well as a lead Planner for the District of Columbia’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) program. Rauschecker has worked on two Presidential Inaugurations, providing both management and operational support. He also served as an instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified COOP course and represented the District of Columbia at national and regional COOP conferences.

Rauschecker earned a BA in History and German, and a minor in Philosophy at Georgetown University in 2002. Mr. Rauschecker received his JD from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law (Maryland Carey Law) in 2006 and is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland.

CHHS is one of the region’s top educational resources for law and policy in cybersecurity. In 2012, CHHS developed the course Law and Policy of Cybersecurity for Maryland Carey Law, co-taught by Rauschecker. CHHS will also oversee cybersecurity specializations for the School’s Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.) program and their Master of Laws (LL.M.), and recently developed a new course in cyber crimes.

With more than 50 professionals working on contracts around the world, CHHS’ hands-on expertise includes strategic policy development, planning, exercise, and training in continuity of operations, emergency management, crisis management, public health, cybersecurity, interoperability, mass evacuation and sheltering, and resource management.

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