GenCyber Boot Camp for middle and high school successfully concluded
The GenCyber Boot Camp 2017 for middle and high school successfully concluded on 16th and 23rd of June respectively. The middle school camp was featured on Action News 5. The high school camp was featured in Chalkbeat. The GenCyber Boot Camp report can be found here. To know details about these events click here.
CfIA director at TN CyberSecurity Conference
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) director, Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta gave a presentation in TN CyberSecurity Conference on 6th June 2017 highlighting the ongoing research in CyberSecurity. Download the flyer
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.