Department of Computing Security – News
September 25, 2020
RIT Sponsored Research garners record $82 million in funding
RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.
September 23, 2020
Student Research Team Create Prototype of Secure Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications System
IEEE features an RIT student research team that invented a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications system prototype.
August 17, 2020
What school districts can do to prevent remote learning hackers
WHAM-TV talks to Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about how to protect Zoom meetings against hackers.
August 14, 2020
International students spend virtual summer at RIT for cybersecurity research program
The Cybersecurity Visiting Student Research program brought together 12 graduate and undergraduate students throughout the summer to explore new cyber research and share their cultural experiences. Visiting students came from Italy, the Netherlands, India, Taiwan, Poland, United Kingdom, and the U.S.
July 14, 2020
Student team develops plans to help make campus child care center more energy efficient
Engineering technology and computing students at RIT found ways to reduce energy consumption at the university’s Margaret's House Child Care Center. Members of RIT’s student chapter of National Electrical Contracting Association (NECA) worked this spring with child care staff as part of the annual NECA Green Energy Challenge, an annual student design competition.
June 30, 2020
RIT offers Cybersecurity Bootcamp to help people get back to work and start new careers
A new 15-week program at RIT is teaching people all the skills they need to start a new career in cybersecurity. Starting in July, learners can enroll in RIT’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp, an immersive hands-on training course that will prepare them for critical entry-level roles in the cybersecurity workforce. The program aims to help professionals from all backgrounds and abilities set themselves up to transition into an in-demand career.
June 4, 2020
Student researchers seek to improve cybersecurity of vehicle-to-vehicle communications
If cars talked to each other, it would improve the travel experience and help save lives—but it could also lead to malicious, even life-threatening, cyberattacks. At RIT, a team of student researchers are working to bridge this cybersecurity gap in vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
May 29, 2020
RIT Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) invites eligible candidates to work with our faculty and apply for the CIFellow 2020 Program
CIFellow 2020 program allows eligible post-doctoral mentorship opportunities with faculty within the Global Cybersecurity Institute.
May 21, 2020
RIT team prepares for virtual cyber defense national championship
RIT’s cyber defense team is getting a first-hand look at the challenges of socially distanced business operations, as they prepare for a new format of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The annual championship is part of the nation’s largest college-level cyber defense competition, an extracurricular event that helps to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
May 12, 2020
Darci Lane-Williams receives 2020 Edwina Award
Darci Lane-Williams, assistant director of Title IX and Clery Compliance, has received the 2020 Edwina Award for her significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at RIT. In addition, 10 graduating students were also named as “Legacy Leaders.”
May 4, 2020
Graduate plans to continue learning as cybersecurity researcher at MITRE corporation
Just because computing security student Jack McKenna is graduating, that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop learning. In his new job as a cybersecurity researcher at MITRE, McKenna, will constantly be on the lookout for new ways to use computing security techniques in order to help strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses.
April 19, 2020
RIT professor shares cybersecurity tips for those awaiting stimulus checks
WROC-TV talks to Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, about phishing attempts targeting those awaiting stimulus checks.