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DFCSC Staff Attends National Cybersecurity Competition Workshop

URI DFCSC Staff attends the formation workshop for the National Cybersecurity Competition Federation. This is an U.S. National Science Foundation project at Califormia State Poly to create an umbrella organization that will offer guidance in branding cybersecurity competitions. Loosely modeled after the NCAA, the federation also will help event organizers recruit and train competitors as well as offer rules and metrics.

DFCSC Staff Participates in National Guard Cybersecurity Exercise

URI DFCSC staff member, Jacob Fonseca, participated in the National Guard's "Cyber Shield 2013" exercise held at Camp Fogarty in East Greenwhich, RI. The exercise simulated an attack on the Providence Water Supply Board’s website. Read the full Providence Journal article.

DFCSC Faculty Member Selected as Recipient of CIS award.

URI DFCSC faculty member Dr. Haibo was selected as the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Outstanding Early Career Award.

DFCSC Faculty Member Presents at EITA-YIC 2013 Conference.

URI DFCSC faculty member Dr. Haibo presents an Invited Talk entitled "Cyber-Physical Systems: From Learning, Optimization to Security" at the EITA-YIC 2013 conference at MIT, Cambridge, MA.

DFCSC Faculty Member Serves as Member of Information and Forensics and Security Technical Committee

URI DFCSC faculty member Dr. Yan Sun is serving as a member of Information and Forensics and Security Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Research

URI DFCSC staff participated in the Information Security Education Colloquium in Mobile Alabama June 10-12. Included in the Colloquium was the ceremony for bestowing the designation Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Research to several institutions, including URI. This follows 2012's designation of URI as a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. More information on the URI DFCSC's designations as Center of Excellence can be found at http://dfcsc.uri.edu/academics/coae [Read More]

Cyber Security as topic for Honors Colloquium

The URI Honors Program announced that its 2014 Honors Colloquium's topic will be "Security and Personal Privacy In The Digital Age". Each year the URI Honors Program chooses topics from proposals by the faculty in a highly competitive process. The Colloquium consists of 10-12 prominent speakers and a special Honors course available to URI students to study the topic. The speaker series is open to the campus and general public and typically draws hundreds in the audience in addition to many more via online streaming. URI DFCSC staff Edmund Lamaga, Lisa DiPippo, Yan Sun, and Victor Fay-Wolfe are the faculty leads on the 2014 Colloquium. Information on the URI Honors Colloquium is available at www.uri.edu/hc [Read More]

NSF/Intel Cyber Security Education Workshop

URI DFCSC staff attended the invitation-only National Science Foundation/Intel Corporation workshop on Cyber Security Education held in Hillsboro Oregon. Topics covered included strategies for introducing cyber security education into mainstream Computer Science courses and a sharing of newly-developed cyber security teaching materials.

National Science Foundation Award Supplement

The URI DFCSC received a supplement of $100,000 to its U.S, National Science Foundation grant to develop the Open Cyber Challenge Platform (OCCP). Information on this project can be found at http://dfcsc.uri.edu/research/occp [Read More]

Cyber Challenge Organizational Workshop

URI DFCSC staff attended the invitation-only kickoff workshop for a new national cyber challenge federation. The meeting held at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona on August 12 and 13, brought together leading cyber challenge coordinators such as those from the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and Cyber Patriot. While no charter has been established, the federation may be a centralized point for coordination and information sharing among cyber challenges and participants.