News by Topic: Cybersecurity
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.
June 4, 2020
A Chat With Michee Smith, Google’s Security And Privacy Product Manager
Moguldom Nation talks with Michee Smith '03 (computer science), a security and privacy product manager at Google, about data privacy, her professional journey and inclusion in tech.
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 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 14, 2020
Mehdi Mirakhorli earns NSF CAREER award to study software architecture design
Mehdi Mirakhorli, an assistant professor of software engineering, has earned a prestigious National Science Foundation award to develop new technologies that can make software architecture design more intuitive, particularity for novice programmers and new learners.
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.
February 21, 2020
Podcast: Using AI to Root Out Deep Fake Videos
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 32: Deep learning, part of artificial intelligence, is being used to create fake videos that look and sound like the real thing. Professor Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity Research, talks with John Sohrawardi, a Ph.D. student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, about software they are creating that uses AI to help journalists root out deep fake videos.
February 18, 2020
We've Just Seen the First Use of Deepfakes in an Indian Election Campaign
Vice talks to Saniat Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research, about the technology used to create and detect deepfake videos.
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 21, 2019
Student Spotlight: RIT Dubai team competes in cybersecurity competition finals
Meet Aseel Babhair, a fourth-year computing security major from RIT Dubai who is competing in the International Final for the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) this weekend, Nov. 22-24.