Department of Computing Security – News
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.
April 3, 2020
New viral trend disrupts online work and classes
WHAM-TV talks to Jonathan S. Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, about “Zoombombing.”
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.