Department of Computing Security – News
March 25, 2020
RIT wins Northeast regional collegiate cyber defense competition
A team of RIT cybersecurity students is moving on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) after taking first place at the Northeast regional competition March 20–22. The students pulled together a win, despite having to compete from separate locations across the country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 27, 2020
RIT hosts all female, femme and nonbinary hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1
College students who want to break into the computing industry can start at the upcoming WiCHacks hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1 at RIT. For the two-day hackathon, teams work together to create apps, websites, games and other software that provide unique solutions to problems.
November 26, 2019
World’s best cybersecurity colleges battle at pentesting competition finals in Rochester
RIT hosted the international finals of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) Nov. 22-24. Stanford University took home the top trophy in the 2019 competition, while RIT placed second and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona placed third.
November 24, 2019
Students from around the world compete at RIT
WROC-TV reports on the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition finals, held at RIT.
November 8, 2019
Q&A: Computing security lecturer and Army Reservist Justin Pelletier
RIT computing security lecturer Justin Pelletier is back to his regular office hours this semester, after taking part in a six-month-long military tour in Afghanistan earlier this year. As an Army Reserve counterintelligence officer, Pelletier traveled across Afghanistan and was based in the special operations headquarters, helping to assess and counter foreign threats.
November 6, 2019
RIT gives tips, hints, and tricks to keep you safe in cyberspace
WROC-TV talks to Rob Olson, lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, and students Will Eatherly and Nishi Prasad about being safe online.
October 29, 2019
Best colleges to face-off at international offensive cybersecurity competition finals at RIT
The winners of the world’s largest collegiate offensive-based cybersecurity competition will be crowned at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition finals Nov. 22–24 at RIT.
October 21, 2019
RIT cybersecurity research recognized at top computing conference in London
RIT researchers are heading to London in November to share four of their top cybersecurity research projects at an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) conference. The RIT research varies from studying new machine-learning cyberattacks to an analysis of Security Operations Center issues.
August 6, 2019
Global Cybersecurity Institute to open in 2020
Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent those attacks. To address this problem, RIT is creating the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), aimed at meeting the demand for computing security and artificial intelligence professionals, while developing future technologies, protocols and human understanding needed to address the global cybersecurity crisis.
July 23, 2019
NSA sponsors cyber-security camp at RIT
WROC-TV reports on the RIT GenCyber for Girls camp, which aims to increase interest in careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce.
July 22, 2019
Connections: Understanding FaceApp and what happens to user data submitted to social media apps
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, talking about security concerns surrounding FaceApp, a mobile app that transforms faces in photo.
July 18, 2019
Continued concern over FaceApp's ties to Russia
WHAM-TV talks to student Nicole Baldwin, applied arts and sciences, and Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, about security concerns surrounding FaceApp, a mobile app that transforms faces in photo.