Mark your calendar and come join us for the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Forum!

CAE Forum is a live, real-time, online, academic forum during which members of the CAE community give non-technical presentations on topics of value to the CAE community.It's about sharing your ideas, knowledge, and expertise to empower and strengthen our community.

Botnets for Mining Cryptocurrencies

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 1:00-1:45 p.m. ET


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Audience: Students, Professors, Government

Presenter(s):Retina Murimi, University of Dallas

Description:This talk explores the threats that botnets pose to the mining of cryptocurrencies. The talk will go over a brief history of botnet-inspired threats, operational mechanisms of botnets and an in-depth look at signicant botnets that have attacked cryptocurrencies. Countermeasures and implications for growing cryptocurrency usage will also be presented.

Inside Out: Can Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, or Disgust Affect Your Security?

Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 2:00-2:45pm ET

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Audience: Students, Professors, Govt.

Presenter(s):Eric Chan-Tin, Loyola University Chicago

Description: Everybody has a specific personality type (e.g., extrovert, introvert, etc.) This talk will look at whether specific personality types are more likely to choose stronger passwords or behave more securely. Further, the talk will discuss ways to target specific personalities to change security behavior.

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About the Institute for Cyber Security at IUP
The Institute for Cyber Security is an interdisciplinary institute that will promote and encourage cyber security awareness and practice, both on campus and off, through teaching, research and service activities to enhance people's knowledge of this important field. Learn more at the institute's website.