2022 News From the Institute for Cyber Security

December

National Centers of Academic Excellence Tech Talk, Dec. 15

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on December 15, 2022. This month‘s presentations include “The Rise of Side Channel Attacks: the case of wireless and mobile systems” and “Enhancing Finger Photo Presentation Attack Detection for Secure Smartphone Unlock.”

CAE-Forum, Dec. 7

The CAE Forum on Dec. 7, 2022, will feature a presentation titled "Improving Cybersecurity by Addressing Cognitive Biases."

Farag Represents IUP in Panel Discussion with Pa. Labor and Industry Secretary

Waleed Farag attended a roundtable discussion at the River Valley STEAM Academy with Pennsylvania Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier, along many other industry leaders and educators, including Pennsylvania College of Technology President Michael Reed, Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Mark Hilliard, State Senator Joe Pittman, and State Representative Jim Struzzi.

IUP Secures $731,099 to Develop Framework to Detect, Mitigate Cybersecurity Attacks in Zero-Trust Environments

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania computer science faculty member and director of IUP’s Institute for Cybersecurity has received $731,099 from the National Security Agency to develop cybersecurity solutions for contemporary work habits, including remote working environments.

October

CAE Forum, Nov. 2

The CAE Forum on Nov. 2, 2022, will feature the following two presentations: #1 The use of Steganography and Steganalysis Trends in Computer Forensics; and #2 Vulnerabilities of Machine Learning Algorithms to Adversarial Attacks for Cyber-Physical Power Systems.

NSA Future Computing Summer Internship 2023

For the second consecutive year, the Advanced Computing Systems Research Program in the NSA Research Directorate is joining with their counterparts in the High-Performance Computing Solutions and Operations organizations to provide a select number of undergraduate students with an exciting eight-week internship opportunity.

IUP Secures Funding for Full-Tuition Scholarship for Cybersecurity Doctoral Student

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $203,130 from the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program, which the National Security Agency manages, to support a qualified student seeking a doctoral degree in cybersecurity.

IUP Cybersecurity Day Set for October 18

National Centers of Academic Excellence Tech Talk, October 20, 2022

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on October 20, 2022. This month‘s presentations include “Security Patch Identification on Open-Source Software” and “A Metrics-Driven Approach to Prioritizing Vulnerability Mitigation.”

Institute for Cyber Security Hosts International Cybersecurity Experts

IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security hosted cybersecurity experts from 17 countries on September 23. The experts were invited to the US under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Farag Secures Largest Grant in University History to Enhance Cybersecurity Education Across Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $4.98 million from the Department of Defense for the first three years of a novel project to enhance Cybersecurity and STEM education in Pennsylvania (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

CISA and GWC Virtual Workshop, October. 20th

Join the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Girls Who Code (GWC) as we celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week!

CAE Forum, October. 5

The CAE Forum on October 5, 2022 will feature the following two presentations: #1 CyberChef Lessons for Learning Encryption; and #2 Demystifying and exploiting IoT Timeout Behaviors in Smart Home.

September

Codebreaker Challenge Tech Talk 2

For any interested students, NSA has scheduled another Technical Talk for the Codebreaker Challenge. This event will feature instruction and demonstration from an NSA Subject Matter expert on Ghidra.

Codebreaker Challenge Tech Talk

For any interested students, NSA has scheduled another Technical Talk for the Codebreaker Challenge. This event will feature instruction and demonstration from an NSA Subject Matter expert on Web Exploitation.

International Cyber League: Collegiate Cup 2022

ICL: Collegiate Cup allows students in cyber security programs to compete in live-fire challenges that mirror the scenarios they will face on the job in a hyper-realistic cyber range. This is your chance to prove that you have what it takes to excel in your career as a cyber defender – and win world-class prizes!

August

CAE Forum, September 7

The CAE Forum on September 7, 2022, will feature the following two presentations: #1 Teaching Adversarial Thinking for Cybersecurity, and #2 Dreams Deferred: The Cost of Cybersecurity Education

NSA Job Opportunities

Why NSA? When you start a career at National Security Agency, you get the complete package: an invaluable mission, an abundance of professional growth, and generous investment in your health, well-being, and future

2022 NSA Codebreaker Challenge

The annual Codebreaker Challenge developed by the National Security Agency is back. The 2022 Codebreaker Challenge consists of a series of tasks that are worth varying points based on the task's level of difficulty. Schools will be ranked according to the total number of points accumulated by students.

May

CAE Tech Talk, May 19

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on May 19, 2022. This month's presentations include “Volatility” and “Ransomware and the Zero Trust Framework.”

CAE Forum, May 4

The CAE Forum on May 4, 2022, will feature the following presentations: "Building a Smart Secure Manufacturing Testbed Using Zero Trust Model, Machine Learning, and 5G."

April

CAE Tech Talk, April 21

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on April 21, 2022. This month's presentations include “An Empirical Investigation of Static and Polymorphic Tactile Stimuli’s Effect on Habituation to Cybersecurity Warnings” and “Fast-Flux Attack Detection using Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms.”

CAE Forum, April. 6

The CAE Forum on April 6, 2022, will feature the following two presentations: #1 Shadowmove: A Stealthy Lateral Movement Strategy; and #2 Introduction to Operational Security

March

IUP Designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

The National Security Agency has designated Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), continuing a 20-year recognition of IUP’s leadership in this discipline.

NSA Cyber Exercise Tech Talk, March 15 & 17

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security and NSA Cyber Exercise Tech Talk on Malware

CAE Tech Talk, March 17

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on March 17. This month's presentations include "An Empirical Investigation of Static and Polymorphic Tactile Stimuli’s Effect on Habituation to Cybersecurity Warnings" and "Fast-Flux Attack Detection using Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms."

CAE Forum, March. 2

The CAE Forum on March.3, 2022 will feature the following two presentations: #1 Workload Modeling for Privacy and Attack Detection in Databases; and #2 Advertising Technology (AdTech)

February

Computer Science Students Win Fourth Place at CAE-NE Hackathon

IUP computer science students participated in the annual CAE-NE Regional Hackathon on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, and were able to secure a fourth-place finish against 10 other US colleges and universities.

NSA Program Opportunities for Students

The Office of Student Programs is hosting a virtual information session on March 9, 2022, for students to hear directly from NSA employees on the great opportunities the agency has to offer.

NICE Computational Literacy Webinar

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education will host a free webinar on February 16 titled "Computational Literacy—A New Literacy Necessary for the Future of Learning and Work."

CAE Tech Talk, Feb. 17

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on January 20. This month's presentations include "CANSentry: Securing CAN-Based Cyber-Physical Systems against Denial and Spoofing Attacks" and "The Use of Labtainers Cybersecurity Lab Exercises"

January

CAE Forum, Feb. 2

The CAE Forum on Feb 2, 2022 will feature the following two presentations: #1 Hacking the Human - The Human Factor; and #2 Access Controls Recommendation

CAE Tech Talk, Jan. 20

Join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Tech Talk on January 20. This month's presentations include "IDS performance in constrained environments" and "Security Protection and Quality Control in Crowdsourcing"

CAE Forum, Jan. 5

The CAE Forum on Jan.5, 2022 will feature the following two presentations: #1 Armitage+Metasploit for Penetration Testing from Information Collecting to Post Exploitation; and #2 The Role of Centers of Academic Excellence in Democratizing Cyber Security