Tag: cybersecurity

Missouri S&T receives additional NSF grant to train cybersecurity experts

Posted by on July 28, 2020

Researchers at Missouri S&T will continue to combat cybersecurity threats by training the next generation of experts in the field with a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund Missouri S&T’s computer science department’s “Scholarship for Service” master of science degree and Ph.D. students, who will specialize in cybersecurity.

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Research shows people are overconfident about identifying phishing emails

Posted by on September 26, 2019

People may not be as cyber-savvy as they believe they are when it comes to identifying email phishing scams, according to Missouri S&T researchers. But employers may benefit from teaching employees how to spot phishing by regularly sending them fake phishing emails. Phishing is a method of gathering personal information, banking and credit card details, […]

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National security agencies renew Missouri S&T cybersecurity accreditation

Posted by on March 19, 2019

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Missouri S&T has once again received accreditation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R), putting S&T in an elite group of universities that meet the federal government’s criteria for providing educational and research opportunities in cybersecurity.

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Nearly $1 million NSF grant to bolster cyber-physical systems security

Posted by on December 7, 2018

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A team of Missouri S&T researchers has received a National Science Foundation research grant of nearly $1 million to develop stronger safeguards for a wide array of complex systems that rely on computers – from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles.

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S&T’s cybersecurity offerings strengthen employment credentials of business students

Posted by on February 6, 2018

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To address the growing need to protect online infrastructures and equip business students and executives for success in this arena of the global workplace, Missouri S&T has added a cybersecurity and information assurance minor to its bachelor’s degree programs in business and management systems and information science and technology, as well as a graduate certificate in cybersecurity for its MBA and M.S. in information science and technology.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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