Department of Computing Security
May 18, 2023
News10NBC Investigates: Smart meter security
WHEC-TV talks to Sumita Mishra, professor in the Department of Computing Security, about RG&E's plans to switch to smart meters.
April 28, 2023
Wegmans sponsors Women in Computing Collaboratory to promote diversity in tech industry
RIT’s Women in Computing organization is partnering with Wegmans to support diversity and inclusion in the computing industry. Wegmans is committing $200,000 throughout the next five years to the WiC group to support its work in advancing all women and gender minorities in computing.
April 24, 2023
Marilla man trying to get $27,000 back after wire transfer at his own bank
WKBW-TV talks to Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about how cyber criminals collect personal information.
April 18, 2023
RIT researchers developing tool to help journalists spot deepfakes
Spectrum News talks to Matthew Wright, chair and professor of computing security, and John Sohrawardi, computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, about deepfake detection.
April 13, 2023
Another emailed bomb threat against Hilton schools; Will they ever find the sender?
WHEC-TV talks to Ahmed Hamza, lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about tracking emailed bomb threats.
April 12, 2023
Banning TikTok could weaken personal cybersecurity
Essay by Robert Olson, senior lecturer of computing security, published by The Conversation.
February 28, 2023
RIT researchers to create serious video game for infrastructure resilience to cyberattacks
Researchers at RIT are building a serious video game to help cities prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyberattacks. RIT received a more than $600,000 grant and was selected by the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point to develop the cyber exercise game and a framework for future development.
February 20, 2023
Hanif Rahbari earns NSF CAREER Award to enhance connected vehicle security
Hanif Rahbari, an assistant professor of computing security, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to make connected vehicles more reliable and secure against quantum attacks.
January 17, 2023
Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition at RIT crowns the globe’s top cyber students
The world’s best cybersecurity students came together at RIT to face-off in the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) global finals Jan. 13-15. The event wrapped up the largest offense-based cybersecurity competition for college students, which is hosted annually by RIT.
January 17, 2023
RIT and Alstom Signaling collaborate to advance transportation cybersecurity
RIT and Alstom are coming together to help advance cybersecurity education, development, and research in the transportation industry. Through a new collaboration, the French mobility technology company will provide RIT students with educational, research, and career opportunities. Alstom has also been named theme-sponsor for RIT’s next Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) in 2023-2024.
January 6, 2023
World’s brightest cybersecurity students will clash at global competition finals Jan. 13-15
The best white hat cybersecurity students will work to phish and exploit their way to a championship trophy at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) global finals Jan. 13–15. The event is the culmination of the world’s largest offense-based collegiate cybersecurity competition, hosted by RIT.
November 28, 2022
Research team awarded grant from NIST to develop new standards-based educational modules
A team of researchers from RIT was recently awarded a grant to develop curricular modules on infrastructure improvement and resilience that introduce students to public and private sector standards, including industry standards.