Computing Security MS
October 18, 2021
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
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
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
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 3, 2021
IBM gift to help RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute enhance workforce development
IBM is making a more than $3.3 million in-kind donation to RIT to help enhance cybersecurity capabilities in the university’s new Global Cybersecurity Institute, as well as support security training and competitions for students.
January 14, 2021
Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
Dark Reading talks to Justin Pelletier, director of the GCI Cyber Range and Training Center, and computing security student Sunggwan Choi about RIT’s Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition.
January 11, 2021
RIT takes top spot over Stanford, Cal Poly in Collegiate Pentesting Competition
A team of RIT students took first place at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) international finals Jan. 7-10. This is RIT’s first time winning the competition, which challenges the world’s brightest cybersecurity college students to put their hacking skills to the test.
December 16, 2020
World’s best cybersecurity colleges face-off in offensive-based competition Jan. 7-10
The world’s best white hat cybersecurity students will be crowned at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) global finals Jan. 7–10. The event is the culmination of the world’s largest offensive-based collegiate cybersecurity competition and will be run virtually through RIT.
November 18, 2020
Podcast: Global Cybersecurity Institute Unlocks a New Level
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 40: Steve Hoover, the Katherine Johnson Executive Director of GCI, and Justin Pelletier, a computing security lecturer and director of GCI Cyber Range and Training Center, provide a sneak peek of what the Global Cybersecurity Institute's new 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has to offer.
November 6, 2020
RIT receives Knight Foundation award to combat deepfakes
A cybersecurity research team was awarded $200,000 from the Knight Foundation to develop tools that help journalists detect deepfakes.
October 26, 2020
RIT creates an open-source space to protect self-driving cars
WROC-TV talks to Hanif Rahbari, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Security, and Geoffrey Twardokus, a fifth-year computing security BS/MS student, about security issues with self-driving cars.
October 16, 2020
LenelS2 donates BlueDiamond readers and mobile credentials to Global Cybersecurity Institute
RIT’s new Global Cybersecurity Institute is on its way to becoming one of the most secure buildings in the Rochester area, due to the addition of the BlueDiamond readers and mobile credentials from LenelS2.