CfIA News

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.

 Online Cyber Security Course Featured on WMC Action News 5
Carolyn Butler from the Center for Information Assurance was recently featured on WMC Action News 5 to talk about an upcoming free online course.

2017 CS Research Day Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the oral and poster presentations at the 13th Annual Computer Science Research Day.

NSA Codebreaker Challenge Featured on WMC Action News 5
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, and undergraduate student Berkeley Willis were featured on WMC Action News 5 to talk about our recent strong showing in the 2016 NSA Codebreaker Challenge.