Fall 2020 Cybersecurity competition
ServiceMaster hosted a virtual Capture The Flag for Terminix on Friday, July 31, 2020. This jeopardy-style hacking competition pits teams against each other, solving a variety of tasks in categories such as web exploitation, network forensics, and reverse engineering while finding flags and scoring points. There were three participants from The University of Memphis. The participants were Subash Poudyal, Benjamin Michael Borstad and Tony Gregory Pinson. The team scored a total of 3700 points securing the 19th position among 157 teams. Full report >>
CAE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 2020
The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community is hosting the fourth annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF), sponsored by the National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the National Science Foundation (NSF), on September 4, 2020, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm PT. Read More >>
Navy ROTC Cybersecurity Training Grant
A joint effort of Engineering Technology and Computer Science has been awarded a $318,000 grant from the Department of Defense to build a team consisting of students capable of effectively conducting research studies in the area of cybersecurity, pairing a variety of skills with organization and leadership to enhance research outcomes in the ROTC program. Read More >>
Prof. Dasgupta Awarded New U.S. Patent
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta has been awarded U.S. Patent 10,671,747, entitled "Multi-user permission strategy to access sensitive information." Read More >>
The 11th Annual Mid-South Cybersecurity Summit
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) successfully hosted the 11th Annual Mid-South Cybersecurity Summit at FedEx Institution of Technology Building on the University of Memphis campus on October 5th, 2018. Summit Report >>
Recent seminar by Prof. Dasgupta
On October 4, 2018, Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta gave an invited seminar under the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program at the Gdnask University of Technology, Poland. More than 120 faculty and students attended the talk across different disciplines. Read More >>
CfIA director presents patented research at conferences
Professor Dipankar Dasgupta, the director of the Center for Information Assurance, delivered a keynote speech on July 15th at the ACM Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation in Defense, Security and Risk Management (SecDef @ GECCO 2018). The conference was hosted at Kyoto TERRSA in Kyoto, Japan. On July 17th, he also presented his patented-research on Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (A-MFA) at iChain, a company in Tokyo, Japan that is currently applying Blockchain Technology for insurance portfolio management. Read More >>
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta on Local Memphis News
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, was interviewed on Local Memphis news about recent data breach and data security.
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta gave an invited lecture at MIT
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, Director of the Center for Information Assurance (CfIA), gave an invited lecture on June 27th at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a guest speaker in their 2018 Professional Development Summer Workshop on Applied Cybersecurity. Read More>>
Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp featured at Local Memphis news
Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp was featured as local good news.
Prof. Dasgupta on WMC Action News 5
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, was interviewed on WMC Action News 5 about the upcoming Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp. Read More >>
Dr. Kan Yang was invited to serve as a TPC in the 15th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS’18: Security and Privacy Track)
Recent Publications from Dr. Kan Yang
Dr. Kan Yang has recently had two research papers accepted. Find the details here.
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta recently featured in news "TNReady testing troubles over, for
now" on News3 Channel Memphis, TN.
Click here for more details.
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta served as a Panelist at the 2018 SEC Academic Conference
Professor Dipankar Dasgupta, the director of the Center for Information Assurance, served as a panelist at the 2018 SEC Academic Conference on April 9, 2018. Read More >>
CfIA Students' Team won 2018 DOE Cyber Defense competition
A team of undergraduate students who are associated with the Center for Information Assurance (CfIA), who formed a registered student organization (RSO) open to all U of M students last year, won 1st place in the Department of Energy Cyber Defense Competition on April 7, 2018 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Read More >>
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.
Cyber Security Virtual Career Fair
The National Centers of Academic Excellence is hosting a Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by CyberWatch West and the National Science Foundation, on October 13, 2017, from 9:00am-2:00pm (PST). Read More >>
Proctored Cybersecurity Training Session at Nashville
The CfIA will be offering multiple individuals the opportunity to attend a proctored Cybersecurity training session at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) in Nashville, TN on September 22, 2017. Trainees will learn about the security and privacy issues present in mobile devices and the preventative measures that will help prevent them from becoming cyber-attack victims. Please see flyer for more details.
CfIA Receives New Cyber Security Education Grant
The Center for Information Assurance has been awarded a $206K CAE Cyber Security Workforce Education Grant to develop interactive, hands-on exercises to integrate into cyber security curricula. Read More >>
New Book on User Authentication by Prof. Dasgupta
The Center Director, Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta recently published a new book entitled Advances in User Authentication (publisher: Springer-Verlag) with his students Arunava Roy and Abhijit Nag. It is written as a graduate-level textbook covering basic to very recent developments in the field including their own research. Prof. Dasgupta expects that the book will make a significant impact in higher education and inspire others in conducting multi-disciplinary research. He hopes many new applications in cyber identity management will emerge following their research findings. Read More >>
CfIA Online course (MSP) available for Pilot testing
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) at the University of Memphis has released an web-based course “Mobile Device Security and Privacy” for pilot testing. The flyer for this course can be found here. Read More >>
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.
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 North Alabama ISSA.
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
For more information please visit act-online.org.
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.
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.