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Farag Visits Homer City High School, Encourages Students to Pursue Cybersecurity Careers

Waleed Farag visited with Homer City High School students to relay information about cybersecurity careers and promote the Institute of Cybersecurity activities and opportunities available to them.

IUP Offering Free Advanced Cybersecurity Camp for Middle and High-School Students

Thanks to an eighth year of funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a free, one-week GenCyber cybersecurity camp for middle and high school students.

IUP Offering Free Advanced Cybersecurity Camp for Middle and High-School Students

Thanks to an eighth year of funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a free, one-week GenCyber cybersecurity camp for middle and high school students.

National Centers of Academic Excellence Tech Talk, Jan. 19

CAE Tech Talk held January 19, 2023

NSA CAE Internship, March 2023

The National Security Agency, in partnership with the GBC Academy and US Cyber Command's DreamPort Program, seeks applicants for an eight-week paid internship program designed for college juniors and seniors about to enter the technical workforce.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.”