Dr. Ram Dantu, Director of the UNT Center for Information and Cyber Security, won the "Outstanding Technology Advocate" award at the inaugural D CEO CIO/CTO awards ceremony on September 27, 2016! A partnership between D CEO magazine and the Information Systems Security Association, this program honors chief information officers, chief technology officers, and other in top IT posts in the North Texas Region. A list of winners can be found here.
Dr. Ram Dantu, the Director of the Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS), has been selected as a finalist for D CEO Magazine's inaugural CIO/CTO award. This award, which is a partnership between D CEO magazine and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), honors people in important IT positions in the North Texas region. More information about the finalists and the award can be found in this article.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosted an event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities. Specifically, the event discussed how to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on accounts. See the flyer below for more details.
The University of North Texas' Ram Dantu (pronounced "Dan-Tu") is director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security and researches Voice over IP (VoIP) security. This research has led to a number of new companies: Sipera Systems, VoIP shield Systems, Kagoor Networks (which was acquired by Juniper Networks, a leading networking company with 2014 revenues nearly $5B) and Kayote Networks. Link
Professors Ram Dantu and Barrett Bryant (Chair) of the Computer Science and Engineering department (CSE), and Guillermo Oyarce of the Library and Information Sciences department (LIS), attended the Southeastern Cyber Security Summit in Huntsville, AL where they received the center designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. To their left is Mr. Curt W. Dukes, Director of NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) and to their right, Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary Communications and Programs Directorate, DHS.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosted a Cyber-Security Roundtable on August 19, 2015 at Discovery Park. After UNT President Dr. Neal Smatresk welcomed everyone, Congressman Burgess gave his opening remarks. Dr. Dantu, CSE Professor and Director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security, participated on a Cyber-Security Panel with David Wagner, President of Entrust Datacard; Stephen Bohanon, Founder, Chief Strategy and Sales Officer for Alkami Technology, Inc.
On March 27, the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security hosted a Workshop on Hot Topics in Networking and Security (HoNeST) at Ericsson, Inc. in Plano, TX. Several experts in the field of cybersecurity talked to an audience of more than 220 people. Seventy percent of the audience was from industry, which included managers, directors, and software developers. More than 50 companies were represented at the event.
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.
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A nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will provide scholarships for doctoral students to study cyber security and information assurance in UNT’s College of Engineering, College of Business and College of Information. CSE Professor, Dr. Ram Dantu, is leading this program.
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!