CICS News

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

UNT Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Center for Information and Cyber Security (CICS) faculty member Dr. Mark Thompson will host a table at Great Conversations 2018 to talk about "The Ups and Downs of Cryptocurrencies" on March 1, 2018 in the Emerald Eagle Ballroom at the UNT Union. Great Conversations is a benefit that supports the scholarship funds at the Honors College at the University of North Texas.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

UNT Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) faculty member Dr. Ryan Garlick was featured on the History Channel beginning on November 14 in a five part series on the infamous Zodiac serial killer and the various coded messages he sent to newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Viewers were able to follow the code team digging into clues in the ciphers while working together with seasoned field investigators Sal LaBarbera and Ken Mains as they chased the many clues in the Zodiac case.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was recently designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE Conference & Expo 2017 held November 7-8, 2017 in Dayton, OH. The redesignation is good through Academic Year 2022. This is the fourth renewal of UNT, which is one of the few schools continuing the Centers for Excellence from inception.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Faculty in the UNT Department  of Computer Science  and Engineering (CSE) took part in the College of Engineering’s UNT Cybersecurity Summit held on October 27, 2017 at the Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center. The summit featured three panels and two keynote speakers and was attended by one hundred participants. Led by CSE’s Cybersecurity Program, the summit covered cybersecurity topics associated with today’s business world, including the Internet of Things, network security and wireless security.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Congratulations to CICS Director Dr. Ram Dantu for being a 2017 Technology Inventor finalist at the Tech Titans Gala on August 25, 2017! The Technology Inventor Award recognizes the pioneering accomplishment of a person, team or group responsible for the creation of breakthrough ideas, processes or products which have advanced the discipline(s) of the arts, education, electronics, energy, engineering, environment, medicine and/or science. Dr. Dantu was one of four people nominated for the Technology Inventor Award.

Photo of Dr. Ram Dantu's Outstanding Technology Advocate award
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

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

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

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. 

Posted: 
Friday, November 13, 2015

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. 
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

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.

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