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New special report highlights NSF-funded cybersecurity research and education
Cybersecurity is one of the defining issues of our time. Can we keep our networks, devices and critical systems open, safe and secure, while maintaining personal privacy? How do we develop tomorrow's cybersecurity solutions? (2015-11-02)

Study finds companies may be wise to share cybersecurity efforts
Research finds that when one company experiences a cybersecurity breach, other companies in the same field also become less attractive to investors. However, companies that are open about their cybersecurity risk management fare significantly better than peers that don't disclose their cybersecurity efforts. (2019-10-29)

NICE issues cybersecurity workforce framework for public comment
The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has published for public comment a draft document that classifies the typical duties and skill requirements of cybersecurity workers. (2011-11-09)

NSF grant funds cybersecurity education at Stevens
A team of faculty and researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology are recipients of an NSF grant to further develop existing, nationally-recognized curricula in cybersecurity education. (2010-11-03)

RIT to develop cybersecurity courses using warfare strategies and tactics
A gift from Intel will allow Rochester Institute of Technology faculty to transform computing security education by developing new cybersecurity curriculum on strategic thinking and tactics. (2016-02-12)

Submissions open for new OUP Open Access title, Journal of Cybersecurity
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the new open access title Journal of Cybersecurity. (2015-02-17)

Carnegie Mellon cybersecurity expert says patches won't work for attacked companies
The nation's (2000-02-09)

National Science Foundation award will help K-State professor's research to thwart cyber attacks
A Kansas State University professor's research on thwarting cyber attacks is getting a boost from a National Science Foundation award for young faculty. (2010-03-12)

University of Houston named center of excellence for work on cyber defense
The University of Houston's educational and research programs in cybersecurity and cyber defense have been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. (2015-05-22)

Louisiana Tech computer scientist pens first cyber data mining reference book
Dr. Sumeet Dua, the Upchurch Endowed Professor of Computer Science and coordinator of information technology research at Louisiana Tech University, has co-authored the first reference book focusing on cyber data mining and machine learning. (2011-05-24)

Louisiana Tech University designated a National Center of Excellence by NSA, DHS
The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security has designated Louisiana Tech University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for academic years 2012 through 2017. (2012-05-07)

UT Dallas Cybersecurity program earns $3.9 million award
The scholarship program will build on solid infrastructure and expand public outreach efforts. (2014-10-01)

$4.6 million award creates program to train cybersecurity professionals
A five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas to create a program to recruit, educate and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. (2019-07-16)

Shortage of cybersecurity professionals poses risk to national security
The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals -- particularly for positions within the federal government -- creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals who work to protect organizations from cybercrime is high nationwide, but the shortage is particularly severe in the federal government, which does not offer salaries as high as the private sector. (2014-06-18)

Cybersecurity and International Relations
Experts on cybersecurity and its role in world politics will come together for a (2012-04-27)

To prevent cyberattacks, agency similar to National Transportation Safety Board suggested
After arguably the worst year ever for cyberattacks and data breaches, Indiana University research suggests it may be time to create an independent cybersecurity agency board comparable in approach to the National Transportation Safety Board that investigates airplane crashes and train derailments. (2018-02-13)

UTSA professor's new study explores the mind of a cyberterrorist
A new study by Max Kilger, director of Data Analytics Programs at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business, is delving into an aspect of cybersecurity rarely explored before now: the human component. Kilger recently represented UTSA, which is home to the nation's top cybersecurity program, at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization training facility in Ankara, Turkey. There, he stressed the importance of understanding that cyberterrorists are different from traditional terrorists. (2015-12-16)

Poor decision-making can lead to cybersecurity breaches
Recent high-profile security breaches, such as those at Target, Anthem Inc. and Sony Pictures, have attracted scrutiny to how the seemingly minor decisions of individuals can have major cybersecurity consequences. In a presentation at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Michigan State University's Rick Wash discussed how social interactions affect the processes behind personal cybersecurity decision-making. (2015-02-15)

Scholarship program to train students in cybersecurity
$2.3 million awarded to project for developing next-generation of cybersecurity and information assurance professionals. (2012-09-18)

Cybersecurity center earns DHS, NSA designation
Kansas State University's cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to software security and cyber defense. (2014-06-19)

NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research
The National Science Foundation has long supported cybersecurity research to protect the frontiers of cyberspace. NSF investments in basic research have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and ensure privacy on the Internet and have led to algorithms that form the basis for electronic commerce, software security bug detection, spam filtering, and much more. (2015-10-08)

NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research
The National Science Foundation has long supported cybersecurity research to protect the frontiers of cyberspace. NSF investments in basic research have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and ensure privacy on the Internet and have led to algorithms that form the basis for electronic commerce, software security bug detection, spam filtering, and much more. (2015-10-15)

Stevens honors cybersecurity experts at Convocation 2006
On Sept. 6, 2006, Stevens Institute of Technology will formally welcome the Class of 2010. In keeping with years past, the Stevens community will recognize several illustrious faculty members with the conferral of honorary degrees in engineering, which will be presented by Stevens' President Harold J. Raveché. (2006-09-05)

Dena Haritos Tsamitis secures $5 million NSF award for CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program
At a time when demand for cybersecurity expertise has never been higher, Carnegie Mellon University has just been awarded a $5 million renewal of its National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program through 2023. Led by Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, the Barbara Lazarus Professor in Information Networking and director of Information Networking Institute, the SFS@CMU program provides students a full-tuition scholarship and a generous stipend in exchange for government service in a cybersecurity role. (2018-10-19)

New Jersey Institute of Technology receives $4 million grant for cybersecurity education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service, a program seeking proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development, recently awarded a $4,078,362 grant to NJIT's College of Computing Sciences. (2016-02-23)

New cybersecurity tool suite demonstrated this week
A new suite of cybersecurity software tools is being demonstrated at Idaho National Lab this week. The tools will help the electric utility industry protect their control system networks from cyber attack. (2012-08-30)

Carnegie Mellon Research Institute establishes CyberSecurity Center for business, commerce
Carnegie Mellon Research Institute has established (1999-10-04)

KU to train next-generation cybersecurity experts for government service
A new initiative, called CyberCorps: New Scholarship for Service Program at the University of Kansas -- Jayhawk SFS, will support dozens of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students, who following graduation from the University of Kansas commit in turn to work at government cybersecurity jobs safeguarding critical infrastructure. (2016-01-27)

Protecting bulk power systems from hackers
Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. Understanding that system's vulnerabilities and reliability is a crucial step towards improving its security. (2017-02-10)

UMass Amherst receives $4.2 million to train next national cybersecurity workforce
A team of cybersecurity researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by computer scientist Brian Levine has a received a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program to the campus, the first public university in New England to receive such an award. (2016-01-25)

Wetzel to discuss malware at 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Dr. Susanne Wetzel, Assistant Professor in Stevens Institute of Technology's Computer Science department, will present at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2007 Annual Meeting, during the session, (2006-12-21)

UC3M participates in a new simulator that provides training in cybersecurity
Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Universidad de Málaga have collaborated with the consulting and technology company Indra on the development of a new advanced simulator of training in cybersecurity, a system that teaches users how to carry out computer forensics, prevent cyber attacks and learn techniques of cyber defense. (2014-12-12)

Wetzel and Wright awarded grant for cybersecurity lab
Assistant Professor Susanne Wetzel and Associate Professor Rebecca Wright of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology have been awarded a $125,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a cybersecurity laboratory at Stevens. (2005-09-14)

First cyber agility framework to train officials developed to out-maneuver cyber attacks
To help train government and industry organizations on how to prevent cyberattacks, as part of a research project for the US Army, scientists at The University of Texas at San Antonio, developed the first framework to score the agility of cyber attackers and defenders. (2019-06-11)

K-State designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research
Kansas State University's Center for Information and Systems Assurance has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. Research in K-State's Center for Information and Systems Assurance -- also known as CISA -- falls into two categories: cybersecurity and secure software system construction. (2010-06-09)

Carnegie Mellon CyLab to join new industry consortium
Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab will join Northrop Grumman Corp. and two other leading research universities to form the Cybersecurity Research consortium to address the nation's most critical cyber threats. (2009-12-01)

To deter cyberattacks, build a public-private partnership
The best way to combat cyberattacks may be a joint public-private partnership between government and business, says a new paper from Jay Kesan, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Law. (2014-08-25)

Companies are making cybersecurity a greater priority
Companies are spending increasing amounts on cybersecurity tools, but aren't convinced their data is truly secure and many chief information security officers believe that attackers are gaining on their defenses, according to a new RAND Corporation study. (2015-06-10)

Cyber of the fittest: Researchers develop first cyber agility framework to measure attacks
The framework proposed by the researchers will help government and industry organizations visualize how well they out-maneuver attacks over time. This groundbreaking work will be published in an upcoming issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, a top cybersecurity journal. (2019-06-10)

Cybersecurity experts investigate self-adapting computer network that defends itself from hackers
Cybersecurity experts are researching the feasibility of building a computer network that could protect itself against online attackers by automatically changing its setup and configuration. (2012-05-10)

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