Tag: cybersecurity

Missouri S&T to host cyber-defense competition

Posted by on October 5, 2017

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Computer science students from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a 17-state region who study cyber security will have an opportunity this weekend to see their textbook lessons come to life in a competition that simulates the high-stakes work of corporate cyber sleuths.

The Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) challenges student competitors to use their technical knowledge to identify security risks in a fictitious business organization’s computer networks by attempting to infiltrate the network. This type of testing is known as penetration testing.

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S&T computer scientists share cybersecurity lessons with K-12 teachers

Posted by on June 28, 2017

Keeping up with the dizzying pace of modern technology can be a challenge for even the most tech-savvy among us. Being able to do so when dozens of young, malleable minds depend on your guidance, authority, know-how and protection? That responsibility isn’t to be taken lightly. At a time when plenty of adults turn to […]

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Maine cybersecurity expert named computer science chair at Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 5, 2017

Dr. George Markowsky, a computer science professor at the University of Maine with a background in entrepreneurship, international education and cybersecurity research, has been named chair of the Missouri University of Science and Technology computer science department. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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

Posted by on August 26, 2016

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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Op-ed: Moving beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity

Posted by on October 30, 2015

The following op-ed was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The author is Dr. Bruce McMillin, professor of computer science, associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Engineering and Computing, and co-director of Missouri S&T’s Smart Living signature area. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s recent […]

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Missouri S&T named state’s only Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity

Posted by on June 8, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology has once again been accredited as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research. Missouri S&T is the only university in the state with this active designation and is one of 56 schools in the nation.

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

Posted by on May 21, 2015

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.

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Missouri S&T to host GenCyber security camp for K-12 teachers

Posted by on May 21, 2015

A hands-on, interactive summer workshop to promote cybersecurity awareness and educate Missouri K-12 teachers will take place this June at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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

Posted by on September 16, 2014

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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