This course is the capstone of the Cybersecurity specialization offered by the University of Maryland. The aim is to give learners hands-on experience, building on what they have learned during the specialization courses.
The task of the Capstone is to design and build a secure system, and expose weaknesses in systems built by other teams. The capstone follows the format of the Build-it Break-it Fix-it security contest developed at the University of Maryland, described at https://builditbreakit.org/.
Participating in the course gives learners the chance to be part of research on understanding how to better build secure software. They may also submit resumes accessible to corporate sponsors, for potential internship and employment opportunities.