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Students Reach Next Round in Cyber FastTrack

In a huge effort to increase the amount of cybersecurity professionals, 2,400 students were notified Wednesday they reached the Cyber FastTrack scholarship round where they compete for $2.5 million in scholarships for studies at their colleges and for …

KU Garners Funding to Hike IoT Security

More and more people interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) in daily life. IoT includes the devices and appliances in homes – such as smart TVs, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or learning thermostats like Nest – that connect to the Internet …

Missouri S&T Cybersecurity Accreditation Renewed

Missouri University of Science and Technology received re-accreditation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R). This designation puts Missouri S&T in an elite group of universities that m …

Guide to Assessing IoT System Security

The practitioner’s guide lays out a diagram of the security maturity model.Source: IIC By Gregory Hale Security in the evolving Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-laden manufacturing automation sector means there is a need to understand differing are …

TÜV Launches Cybersecurity Certification

TÜV Rheinland launched a new personnel certification program Wednesday to address the demand for cybersecurity expertise in the operational technology (OT) and industrial security sector. The new Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professio …

Good Grades for Security Master’s Program

Graduates Lieutenant Mark Mulla (left) of the New Orleans Police Department and Lieutenant Marina Turner (right) from the United States Coast Guard stand with Michael Wallace (center), director of Tulane’s Emergency and Security Studies.Source: Jennife …

Automating Cyber Detection

Oregon State University College of Engineering assistant professor Yeongjin Jang builds automated systems for detecting and repairing weaknesses in software and devices vulnerable to hacking.Source: Johanna Carson There are two types of hackers out the …

Trying to Build a Cybersecurity Workforce

A team from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was named the Brookhaven Lab local winner of the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy CyberForce competition hosted on Dec. 1. Left to right: Anna Staats, Seamus Burke, Kevin Bilzer, Charles Nicholas …

Students Win Hackathon by Keeping It Simple

Data Science student Hannah Peterson and hacking partner Luyanda Mdanda took top prize with their new healthcare mobile app, TimER.Source: Lisa Petrillo/Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, UC San Diego Luyanda Mdanda thought of his native Africa, and cl …

Security Apprenticeship Bill Introduced

The Cyber Ready Workforce Act bill would instruct the Department of Labor to help start up a cybersecurity apprenticeship grant program. As detailed by the bipartisan bill, introduced by Congresswoman Jacklyn Sheryl Rosen, signed by Democrat and Republ …

Penn State Creates Nuclear Security Courses

To ensure the continued security and safety of our nation’s nuclear enterprises, Penn State College of Engineering created a nuclear security option in its nuclear engineering master’s program. “One of the biggest threats to the United States is nuclea …

Cyber Center Opens at Augusta University

A new $100 million cybersecurity education and research operation called the Georgia Cyber Center just opened at Augusta University in Georgia. The center is a partnership between the state and the university and is located at the university. RELATED S …

Tulane Offers Masters in Cybersecurity Management

There is now a new online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity Management program at Tulane University. The online MPS in Cybersecurity Management program will provide students with the theoretical and the functional knowledge necessar …

Student Chemical Safety Boot Camps

A student chemical safety boot camp will be starting up this summer to teach learners how companies manage process safety. AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), in collaboration with AIChE Foundation’s “Doing a World of Good Campaign,” tea …

Boise Cascade Wins Safety Awards

Two of Boise Cascade Company’s mills won Safety Innovation Awards from the APA Engineered Wood Association, and several mills earned recognition for safety accomplishments. The APA sponsors this annual Safety & Health awards program to showcase ongoing …

Refinery, Plant Crews Earn Safety Awards

Twenty of BrandSafway’s refinery and plant crews earned the Contractor Safety Achievement Award from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association based on the crews’ outstanding safety records in 2017. “Safety is our top priority, …

Cryptocurrency Prototype App Wins AL Hackathon

Karen Watts and Michael DiCiccoGraphic by Ben Krain/University of Arkansas at Little Rock Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are hack champions. Michael DiCicco, sophomore information science major from Benton, and Karen Watts, senior i …

FIU Pact on Security Education Outreach

Florida International University (FIU) reached a cooperative agreement to help build national relationships that advance outreach in the cybersecurity education, training and workforce development communities. The collaboration will be managed by the N …

Cyber Student Application Deadline Nears

Students interested in submitting applications for the 2018 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) have until March 15 at 3 p.m. eastern time, said officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The applicat …

CA Schools Focus on Security Careers

CSU offers a wide variety of cybersecurity degree and certificate programs to prepare students for a job. When it comes to job security in the future, cybersecurity is the answer. That is because cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields, acco …

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