Missouri S&T expert to present at Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit

Dr. Bruce McMillin

Dr. Bruce McMillin

A computer science professor from Missouri University of Science and Technology will join top government hackers, corporate risk managers and information technology professionals at the inaugural Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit in Jefferson City.

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Time to move beyond ‘medieval’ cyber security approach, expert says

Much of the U.S.'s cyber defense is "modeled after medieval perimeter security ... and the idea of ‘keeping the bad guys out’.”

Much of the U.S.’s cyber defense is “modeled after medieval perimeter security … and the idea of ‘keeping the bad guys out’.”

The nation’s approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

S&T receives $3 million from NSF to train cybersecurity experts

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Dr. Dan Lin, assistant professor of computer science. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to combat threats to cybersecurity by training the next generation of experts in the field. With a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Missouri S&T’s computer science department will fund approximately 16 “Scholarship for Service” master of science and Ph.D. students, who will specialize in cybersecurity.

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S&T and Sandia to host cyber security workshop and competition

45901_135381899839219_6325596_nMissouri University of Science and Technology will host a cyber security workshop and competition this September in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories to help train professionals to better combat the latest threats to online privacy and security.

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UMR named Missouri’s first NSA-designated university for cyber-security education

UMR students will soon be eligible for new scholarships and grants related to securing the nation’s information systems, thanks to the university’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE).

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UMR promotes cyber security

The information technology department at the University of Missouri-Rolla is offering free anti-virus software to faculty and staff during October, which is Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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