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  • 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.

  • April 2, 2021

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    RIT researchers are making software secure by design

    With more than $4 million in support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other organizations, Associate Professor Mehdi Mirakhorli and his student team are developing tools and techniques to help coders take an architectural approach to software design.

  • 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.

  • March 10, 2021

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    Podcast: Championship Hacking  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 44: RIT took home the top trophy at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition international finals in 2021, beating out student teams from 63 other schools. Team captain Sunggwan Choi, a fifth-year computing security BS/MS student, and Spencer Roth, a third-year computing security BS/MS student, share their experiences from the team’s win and discuss how the competition has impacted their futures in the ever-changing field of cybersecurity.

  • March 3, 2021

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    Registration open for cybersecurity bootcamp for deaf and hard-of-hearing adults

    An initiative to retrain deaf and hard-of-hearing adults for employment in cybersecurity jobs is being launched by NTID as the demand for information security analysts is on the rise, and many employers are looking for applicants with skills in cybersecurity. In partnership with RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, the fully remote bootcamp is specifically designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

  • February 11, 2021

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    How Does Wi-Fi Work on Airplanes?  

    Martha Stewart magazine talks with Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about how to access Wi-Fi safely while in flight.

  • January 15, 2021

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    New institute helps RIT attack cyber threats

    For too long, cybersecurity has been an afterthought. In a preemptive strike on cyber­security threats across the world, RIT has created the 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.