News by Topic: Cybersecurity
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.
November 18, 2019
A conversation with Steve Hoover
Steve Hoover, who was recently named the Katherine Johnson Executive Director of RIT’s new Global Cybersecurity Institute, is bringing together academia and industry to help tackle the world’s cybersecurity problems.
November 17, 2019
Largest all-girl hackathon held in Rochester
WHAM-TV reports on the ROCGirlHacks event at RIT.
November 8, 2019
Q&A: Computing security lecturer and Army Reservist Justin Pelletier
RIT computing security lecturer Justin Pelletier is back to his regular office hours this semester, after taking part in a six-month-long military tour in Afghanistan earlier this year. As an Army Reserve counterintelligence officer, Pelletier traveled across Afghanistan and was based in the special operations headquarters, helping to assess and counter foreign threats.
November 6, 2019
RIT hosts elite universities for regional International Collegiate Programming Contest Nov. 9
Student problem-solvers from 20 universities will have five hours to design algorithms and program them to work at a computer science contest at the Northeast North American Regional Final of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), held Nov. 9 at RIT.
November 6, 2019
RIT gives tips, hints, and tricks to keep you safe in cyberspace
WROC-TV talks to Rob Olson, lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, and students Will Eatherly and Nishi Prasad about being safe online.
October 29, 2019
Best colleges to face-off at international offensive cybersecurity competition finals at RIT
The winners of the world’s largest collegiate offensive-based cybersecurity competition will be crowned at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition finals Nov. 22–24 at RIT.