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Resilience Week 2021 (October 18-21 Virtual): Transforming the resilience of critical infrastructure systems and communities

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Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, Hill Professor in Cybersecurity and Director of the Center for Information Assurance at the University of Memphis, will be a panelist for the workshop on "The National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program" on Tuesday, October 19th. Registration and more information can be found at the following link ... Read More>>

Social Engineering Attacks in Healthcare Systems Presented in NCS Workshop
Dr. James McGinnis, Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of Memphis, will be presenting a research paper titled, "Social Engineering Attacks in Healthcare Systems: A Survey", at the 12th Annual National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama on September 30, 2021. Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta and Navy ROTC students Christopher Nguyen, Walt Williams, Brandon Didlake, and Donte Mitchell were co-authors. The paper can be found in the summits "NCS 2021 (Springer LNNS 310)" publication.

Adversarial Defense Research Work Presented in ICML-2021 Workshop
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, Hill Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Kishor Datta Gupta presented their research paper titled, "Who is Responsible for Adversarial Defense", in "Challenges in Deploying and Monitoring ML System" ICML-2021 workshop on July 23rd, 2021.

Doctoral degree awarded for CfIA students
Two Ph.D. students, Subash Poudyal and Kishor Datta Gupta were awarded the doctoral degree in the 2021 Summer Commencement. Subash is joining Walmart Global Tech as a Senior Risk Specialist of Cybersecurity and Kishor is joining as a PostDoc at North Carolina AT&T University. Read More >>

Adversarial Defense Research Work Presented in ICML-2021 Workshop
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, Hill Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Kishor Datta Gupta presented their research paper titled, "Who is Responsible for Adversarial Defense", in "Challenges in Deploying and Monitoring ML System" ICML-2021 workshop on July 23rd, 2021.

Southeast CAE Community Forum
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, Hill Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Memphis, was a guest speaker at the July 16, 2021 meeting of the Southeast CAE Community Forum. In addition to giving an overview of the current state of cybersecurity, he provided information about research collaboration opportunities. His presentation was entitled "Research-Driven Cybersecurity Education and Training".

Cybersecurity Training Grant Research Opportunities
A joint effort of Engineering Technology and Computer Science has been awarded a grant from the Office of Naval Research to build a team for opportunities of existing Undergraduate and Graduate students capable of effectively conducting research studies in the area of cybersecurity, pairing a variety of skills with organization and leadership. Read More >>

Cybersecurity Research / Training Workshop Funded by Navy ROTC
The University of Memphis, The Center for Information Assurance, and The ROTC Research Students is conducting Cybersecurity Research / Training Workshop on August 10, 2021, from 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada). The topic of the workshop is “How to stay ahead of emerging threats and gain new tools, guidance, and insight for ways to protect you and your privacy”. Please register here in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Cybersecurity Virtual Workshop by CFIA and Navy ROTC
The Center of Information Assurance (CFIA) and the Navy ROTC research students will be hosting a virtual workshop for all University of Memphis students on April 17, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada). Register.  Read More >>

CS Students Won 1st and 2nd Place in 33rd Annual Student Research Forum
Computer science students Mazharul Hossain and Subash Poudyal won first and second place respectively in the 33rd Annual Student Research for the Math and Computer Sciences category. Mazharul's research topic was "Building Indoor Point Cloud Datasets with Object Annotation for Public Safety”. Subash's research topic "Forensic Analysis of Crypto Ransomware using Hybrid Multi-level Profiling Approach" was focused on proposing a novel strategy for malware detection. Cybercriminals are constantly changing their attack strategy and security checkpoints often miss catching them. "It is possible to capture malware even if they bypass one or more checkpoints" says Subash.

University of Memphis Celebrates Patents Worldwide
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) within the Division of Research and Innovation has received several notifications of issued or allowed patents centered on two separate technologies. The first notice was a U.S. patent allowance focused on cybersecurity from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read More >>

Cybersecurity Research Training Workshop
The University of Memphis and The Center for Information Assurance is conducting Cybersecurity Research / Training Workshop on March 27, 2021, from 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada). The topic of the workshop is “How to stay ahead of emerging threats and gain new tools, guidance, and insight for ways to protect you and your privacy”.

Cybersecurity courses released for online access
Two new online courses ("Understanding Social Engineering Attacks" and "Mobile Device Security and Privacy") concerning Cybersecurity have been developed by The Center for Information Assurance at the University of Memphis and are available for access online. These courses are funded by DHS/FEMA and are offered to the public at no charge. Please see the flyer for more details: Understanding Social Engineering Attacks and Mobile Device Security and Privacy

2021 DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP)
The Department of Defense is seeking rising junior and senior undergraduate (third and fourth year) and graduate/doctoral students who are interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in information assurance.  Read More >>

Cybersecurity paid internship program by NSA and OSBP
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Defense’s Office of Small Business Program (OSBP) in partnership with the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute (MISI) and the GBC MISI Academy seek applicants for a 6-week paid internship program in cybersecurity. Read More >>

Cybersecurity openings at NSA
NSA's Cybersecurity mission is hiring! Read More >>

Innovation Award presented to Prof. Dasgupta
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta was recently presented with an innovation award for his work in multi-factor authentication at the INNOVATE IT 2020 Conference. Read More >>

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Events

Registration August 23-October 8

 

  NCL Competition Fall 2021 Season

The National Cyber League (NCL) is a cybersecurity competition that prepares student for a cyber career. In the NCL games, students work to solve... Read More>>

Sat
April 24

  Cybersecurity Research / Training Workshop
By: The University of Memphis, The Center for Information Assurance, and The ROTC Research Students
9:00am - 1:00pm
“How to stay ahead of emerging threats and gain new tools, guidance, and insight for ways to protect you and your privacy”
     

Sat
April 17

  Cybersecurity Virtual Workshop
By: CFIA and the Navy ROTC
9:00am - 1:00pm
“Recent cybersecurity issues, use of machine learning in cybersecurity, and how to protect users and their privacy from social engineering attacks”
     

Sat
March 27

  Cybersecurity Research / Training Workshop
By: The University of Memphis and The Center for Information Assurance
9:00am - 1:00pm
“How to stay ahead of emerging threats and gain new tools, guidance, and insight for ways to protect you and your privacy”
     

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