CICS News

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dr. Ram Dantu, Director of the Center For Information and Computer Security (CICS) and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been informed that the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Texas as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) for the academic years 2012 through 2017. CICS is ranked as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) from 2012-2017.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Workshop: Security on the Move and in the Clouds was held at UNT's Discovery Park on April, 9, 2012. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in collaboration with the Convergence Technology Center at Collin College, hosted a workshop on Security issues related to mobile device platforms and applications, Social Media and the Cloud.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering's Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) has helped the City of Denton to be recognized as one of the top 10 best data security cities in the country. Dr. Ram Dantu is the Director of this CSE Center. The report, by New Jersey-based corporate location consulting shop Boyd Co.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Experts from the industry were invited to talk on the information security, threats, frauds, compliance, privacy, and emerging technologies. See the document below for more information. 

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The 2009 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition was held at Texas A&M College Station this year. It is a three day competition whereby teams defend various software and hardware against a RED TEAM attack. This year UNT brought a team of six people, two graduates and four undergraduates to participate. There were eight teams total at Texas A&M this year.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

CCDC, which stands for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, is a defense-based competition that is based on providing and sustaining the security of an enterprise network infrastructure together with a well maintained business information system.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

UNT hosted the Southwest Regional College Cyber Defense competition March 23-25, 2007 at Research Park. This was one of five regional competitions in the nation and this was also the largest with ten teams competing. Each team consisted of eight members set up in separate rooms with six computers each, imitating a business network and web page with the goal of updating the network while protecting it at the same time for three days. A "red team" made up of five security specialists tried to disrupt the networks in several ways that simulated hacker attacks in the real world.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

The University of North Texas will host the 3rd Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Contest on March 23-25, 2007. In this contest, student teams will be given pre-configured, running systems, networked into the contest infrastructure. These systems supply a set of services to the network, and the goals for each team are to:

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Ke Xu has received the Research Dissertation Award for Research Achievement in Engineering. Dr. Xu graduated in Spring 2004, with Dr. Steve Tate as his major professor. The title of his dissertation was "Mobile Agent Security through Multi-Agent Cryptographic Protocols."

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Monday, April 18, 2005

A team of 8 students, 6 from Computer Science and Engineering and 2 from Business Computer Information Systems, traveled to San Antonio to compete in the first ever Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). In this contest, students managed a network for a fictional company and earned points for keeping network services up and running while a professional red team was launching attacks. Prof. Tate and Prof. Jensen coached and traveled with the students, and travel expenses were generously paid for by Microsoft.

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