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  • December 1, 2021

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    From floppy disks to the cloud

    In 2001, the dot-com bubble was bursting and investors had lost confidence in internet companies. Twenty years later, data has become a new currency, and people can access just about anything from their smartphones. Throughout all these changes, GCCIS has evolved into the largest college at RIT, with more than 4,600 students this year. Since its creation 20 years ago, GCCIS has awarded more than 14,000 degrees—in a growing number of computing disciplines.

  • October 18, 2021

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    Alumnus Austin McChord creates endowed awards for creative RIT students and professors

    RIT alumnus and founder of Datto Austin McChord is creating four endowment awards to support RIT students and professors. In naming the awards, McChord is honoring his grade school teachers from his hometown school district in Newtown, Conn. The endowments are made possible as part of a $50 million donation that McChord made to RIT in 2017.

  • May 10, 2021

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    CloudCover donates $500,000 to name Global Cybersecurity Institute conference center

    CloudCover, an automated intelligence-driven cybersecurity platform, has made a $500,000 gift to name the conference center in RIT’s new Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI). The CloudCover Conference Center serves as a central space for cybersecurity-related events and meetings with industry, students, government, and organizations.

  • April 28, 2021

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    Cybersecurity complex open for business

    The cyber pandemic is just one of many cybersecurity issues that RIT experts are working to address in the new Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI). Late last fall, the GCI opened the doors to its 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on campus. With the institute, RIT is on its way to becoming one of the best places in the world for cybersecurity education, training, and research.

  • April 7, 2021

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    What We Watched and Facebook Data Breached 

    The Earl David Reed, Megan and Pat radio show, on WAIO-FM (95.1), features Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, discussing the recent Facebook data breach. The segment begins at the 14-minute mark.

  • March 22, 2021

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    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 regional competition March 19–21. The annual event is part of the nation’s largest college-level cyber defense competition.