The Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) is an interdisciplinary center, bringing together individuals and organizations with an interest in the areas of information security, computer security, information assurance, and cybercrime. CICS has been recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a "Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education".

The mission of the Center for Information and Computer Security is to coordinate and promote educational, research, and service projects in information and computer security, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary initiatives. In particular, the Center's primary activities will be to:

  1. Coordinate educational offerings to ensure that students have available to them quality courses in information and computer security, from a variety of discipline-specific viewpoints;
  2. Coordinate joint research projects which advance the knowledge and state of the art in information and computer security;
  3. Provide service and expertise in information and computer security to the university and to the North Texas area.

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3rd June 2014 L-3 Mission Integration donates equipment for CSE programs
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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering received a donation of equipment from L-3 Mission Integration, a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 donated Cisco servers to the Network Security Teaching Lab and Dell servers for our BA in Information Technology program. Based in Greenville, Texas, L-3 Mission Integration is a division of L-3 Communications, which is the sixth largest defense company in the United States and is headquartered in New York City. Thanks to L-3 for their donation to our CSE Department!


1st November 2014 UNT IA/CD Student Graduation
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Satyajeet Nimgaonkar

UNT IA/CD student Satyajeet Nimgaonkar graduated with his PhD in computer science in August 2014. He is attached to the department of Computer Science and Engineering and his major professor is Dr. Mahadevan Gomathisankaran. His dissertation title was "Secure and Energy Efficient Execution Frameworks Using Virtualization and Light-Weight Cryptographic Components".
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Mohamed Fazeen

UNT IA/CD student Mohamed Fazeen Mohamed Issadeen defended his dissertation and will be graduated with his PhD in computer science in December 2014. He is attached to the department of Computer Science and Engineering and his major professor is Dr. Ram Dantu. His dissertation title was "Modeling and Analysis of Intentional and Unintentional Security Vulnerabilities in a Mobile Platform ".


25th June 2014 The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security
The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security was established in 2013 to showcase UNT’s nationally and internationally recognized programs and faculty engaged in issues related to national and human security. The series was established thanks to generous support from UNT alumnus Ernie Kuehne (’66), an attorney and president and board chairman of Kuehne Oil Co.

2014-15 Season Outlook  - General Keith B. Alexander (November 5, 2014 )
General Keith B. Alexander has served as commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and chief of the Central Security Service and is the longest-serving director of the National Security Agency. A four-star Army general, Alexander became head of the NSA and CSS in 2005, a pivotal time period for American security due to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and the increased threat of cyber attacks. In 2010, Alexander was inaugurated under President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates as first commander of USCYBERCOM, a military institution integral to the nation’s security and prosperity.



3rd June 2014   Dr. Ram Dantu Presented under the topic "The Connected Car" at TIA'2014 Netwrok of the Future conference
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Dr. Ram Dantu attended the TIA'2014 Network of the Future conference on June 3rd to 5th, 2014 at Dallas, TX and presented under the "Big Data & Privacy" track. His topic of the day was "The Connected Car". Part of his discussion was described as follows; "Most automakers are developing multimedia for infotainment, mobile device support and such functions as touch and voice recognition, radar, video, way-finding, real-time diagnostics and online services. Vehicle automation will find its apex in autonomous driving cars that integrate sensory input from the environment, other vehicles and the wireless carrier infrastructure. "


8th April 2014 Mohamed Fazeen, Garima Bajwa and Shanti Thiyagaraja attended the 9th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference (CISRC 2014) held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Mohamed Fazeen presented the following paper at the conference and he received a $500 travel grant from CENG Graduate Student Travel Funds for the travel;
Mohamed Fazeen, Garima Bajwa, Ram Dantu, “Context-Aware Multimedia Encryption in Mobile Platforms,” Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR '14), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, April 2014.

Dr. Ram Dantu, and his students Garima Bajwa and, Shanti Thiyagaraja were also attended the conference.

9th March 2014 CSE Cyber Defense team places third in Southwest Regional CCDC
Congratulations to the CSE Cyber Defense Team on their third place finish in the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), on March 8 and 9 in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Mahadevan Gomathisankaran is the faculty mentor for the team. For more information see this Trusted Secure Systems Lab page. The team was featured in this news video about the competition.

1st February 2014 : CSE Cyber Defense Team qualifies for Southwest Regional CCDC
Computer Science and Engineering Cyber Defense Team passed the qualifying round on February 1 and became one of only four teams to compete in the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), on March 8 and 9 in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Mahadevan Gomathisankaran is the faculty mentor for the team.

(Picture: Back row (L-R): Alex Breinig, Chad Saye, Philip Becker, Jimi Mills, Mohan Tarigopula; Front row (L-R): Tawfiq Shah, Junkai Sun, Dr. Mahadevan Gomathisankaran, Srujan Kotikela, Kevin Ray. Two members missing are Patrick Kamongi and Tim Page.)