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The CfIA provides student-centered research environment where both undergraduates and postgraduates get to work on federal-funded projects, cyber defense competitions, along with codebreaking and security challenges
The CfIA provides training and career development services for students and professionals through online and hands-on training and community events, special purpose conferences, and vendor specific training programs

CfIA News

CfIA Successfully concludes 10th Annual Cyber Security Summit
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) successfully hosted its 10th annual Cybersecurity Summit on October 12, 2017 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta and Dr. Judith Simon, Co-Directors, and Dr. Kan Yang, Associate Director of the CfIA, were involved in hosting this year's summit and welcomed students and professionals from multiple areas in the Cybersecurity industry. The CfIA was honored to have some of the guest speakers present at past Cybersecurity Summits. Read More >>

CfIA Student Team won 2017 Cyber Defense Competition
A team of undergraduate students at the Center for Information Assurance (CfIA), recently formed a student Organization (RSO) open to all U of M students. Nu11t3st3r (pronounced "Nulltester") won 1st place in the CANSec Student Cyber-Defense Competition on October 29, 2017 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. Read More >>

Dr. Judith C. Simon selected as a member of NCC-CSP
Dr. Judith C. Simon has been selected as a member of the National CyberWatch Center's Curriculum Standards Panel (NCC-CSP) for the Cybersecurity Foundation Series, and specifically for the Information Security Fundamentals (ISF) course. The panel will develop standards for instructional materials, assessments, hands-on labs or other learning programs that will produce the nation's first competency-based, mastery learning curricula that aligns with national competency frameworks.

Cyber Security Virtual Career Fair
The National Centers of Academic Excellence is hosting a Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by CyberWatch West and the National Science Foundation, on October 13, 2017, from 9:00am-2:00pm (PST). Read More >>

Proctored Cybersecurity Training Session at Nashville
The CfIA will be offering multiple individuals the opportunity to attend a proctored Cybersecurity training session at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) in Nashville, TN on September 22, 2017. Trainees will learn about the security and privacy issues present in mobile devices and the preventative measures that will help prevent them from becoming cyber-attack victims. Please see flyer for more details.

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Feb 16

  Evaluation of different news detection techniques compare to adaptive reviewer rating based method
By: Kishor Datta Gupta
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, FIT 324
"Comparison between different fake news detection methodology with reviewer based fake news detection technique where reviewer select by artificial intelligence and biasness of reviewer rating also measured."

Feb 16

By: Ayushi Mehta
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324
"The talk will focus on various aspects of Blockchain technology."

Feb 23

  Identity Management in Browser
By: Subash Poudyal
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324
"How web browsers work to manage Identity and Privacy?"

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