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CfIA interviewed by local 24 News channel
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) was interviewed by Local 24 News channel to provide expert comments on an recent cyber incident: Patients Concerned After Medical Records Hacked At Memphis Doctors Office. In another news story: Is Big Brother Watching? How Hackers Can Use Your Electronics To Spy On You, CfIA director Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta weighed in on Internet-connected devices and the potential risks they pose.

GenCyber 2017 Outreach Efforts
GenCyber emphasized building a connection with the larger Memphis area this year. The outreach efforts can be viewed here.

Applications are accepted for DoD scholarships in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
The Department of Defense is seeking rising junior and senior undergraduate (third and fourth year) and graduate/doctoral students who are interested in full scholarships for concentrated studies in information assurance. Students selected for the program will receive full scholarships and a stipend to cover room and board expenses. Undergraduate students will receive a stipend of $22,500; graduate students will receive a stipend of $30,000 per academic year. During breaks in their academic studies, Information Assurance Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience in information security internships. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, Deadline of Application Submission: May 19th 2017. view the announcement here.

CfIA will offer GenCyber Boot Camps this summer
The Center for Information Assurance will offer two Cyber Security Boot Camps this summer for middle and high school students. The middle school camp will be held June 12-16 and the high-school camp will be June 19-23. The camps will introduce students to cyber security basics through hands-on activities, guest lectures and team projects. Funding from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation allows the camps to be offered free of charge. For further details click here.

CfIA students will participate in "2017 Student Cyber Cup Competition"
Two CfIA students Robert Edstrom and Jon Walter Cobb will participate in the 2017 Student Cyber Cup Competition being held at Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville Alabama from 7-8 June. Event link here.

CfIA student teams received awards at the 2017 University Student Research Forum
McKittrick Swindle won first place presenting Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication, and Berkeley Willis and Robert Edstrom won second place presenting Puzzle Based Learning.

USEA(Understanding Social Engineering Attacks) pilot testing will start from April 1, 2017
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Center Director gave a presentation about CfIA activities at Tennessee Education Committee
CfIA director Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta briefed about the CfIA activities at Tennessee Education Committee .

CfIA received federal funding to host summer camps for school students
The center will host the GenCyber Boot Camp for middle and high school students in June 2017. The camp will cover various aspects of Cyber Hygiene and students will learn about privacy, security and safe browsing on the Internet.

Introducing Cyber Security undergraduate program
The University of Memphis is introducing Cyber Security undergraduate program. One can enhance career with a degree in Cyber Security.

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May 19

  Finance Dept Data
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324

May 26

  Programming of PBL 2.0
Robert Edstrom/Berkeley Willis
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324

May 30

  GenCyber Orientation
Dunn Hall 119

May 31

  GenCyber Orientation
Dunn Hall 119

June 2

  Web Vulnerability Simulation
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324

June 5

  GenCyber Advisory Board Meeting
4:00 pm, Dunn Hall Room 209 Conference Room

June 5-9

  GenCyber Staff Training
9:30 am - 11:30 am, Dunn Hall Room 209 Conference Room

June 6-7


TN Cybersecurity Conference
Memphis Cook Convention Center

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June 9

  Insider Threat Model
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, FIT 324

June 12-16

  Middle School GenCyber Camp

June 19-23

  High School GenCyber Camp

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