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
Center for Information Assurance FedEx Institute of Technology 365 Innovation Drive, Suite 335A Memphis, TN 38152-3115

CfIA News

Patent on Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication
The patent for Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication has been approved by United States Patent and Trademark Office on 6th of March, 2018. US patent information at USPTO website.

CfIA hosts meeting for Raymond James Executive
On February 23, 2018, Mr. Kishen Sridharan, an executive from Raymond James, visited the University of Memphis to meet with Cybersecurity faculty, staff and students. The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) partnered with the Office of Development and Career Services to host this event. Read More >>

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.

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March 2

  Identity Management in Browser
By: Subash Poudyal
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, FIT 324
"How web browsers work to manage Identity and Privacy?"

March 2

  Forensics Exercise
By: Carrie Horn Atkins
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324
"Each exercise contains scenario, objective and steps to complete the exercise."

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