Researchers aim to protect cyber space in virtual reality environments

Researchers aim to protect cyber space in virtual reality environments

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a popular replacement for in-person gatherings. Today, VR is used to provide remote classroom experiences, create realistic workplace settings and simulate training scenarios in realistic environments. But as the technology becomes more mainstream, the potential for malicious attacks on VR systems is growing. Now, a Mizzou Engineering team is beginning [...]
Middle, high school students explore cyber security at Hacker Tracker Camp

Middle, high school students explore cyber security at Hacker Tracker Camp

Twelve middle and high school students gained a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and associated professions at a three-day virtual camp hosted by Mizzou Engineering. During the Hacker Tracker Cyber Security Camp, participants practiced coding, explored various types of attacks and heard from experts in the field. “It’s remarkable that these students learned and grasped complicated [...]
Mizzou Engineer Offers Tips on Preventing Ransomware Attacks

Mizzou Engineer Offers Tips on Preventing Ransomware Attacks

By Eric Stann, MU News Bureau Prasad Calyam The recent ransomware attack on a major oil refinery in the United States, followed weeks later by another hack that affected a large meat supplier, have again brought the issue of cyberattacks to the forefront of people’s minds, followed closely by a renewed push toward building better [...]
Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Board Provides Industry Expertise

Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Board Provides Industry Expertise

Members of the new Mizzou Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Board are: Top, from left: Ryan Frillman, Equifax; Cindi Carter, MedeAnalytics; Kevin Fuller, Burns & McDonnell; Jason Martin, Defense Information and Systems Agency. Bottom, from left: Randy Raw, Veterans United Home Loans; Walid Rjaibi, IBM; Nichole Windholz, health care company in Kansas City; and Jon Rolf of [...]
Meet Prasad Calyam

Meet Prasad Calyam

The U.S. is facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals, leaving government and businesses vulnerable to online attacks. A Mizzou Engineer is on a mission to fill those vacancies. Meet Prasad Calyam, who has made it his purpose to train a new generation of cyber warriors who can defend our digital data. Calyam is an [...]
Computer Science Student Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Science Student Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Roland Oruche, a second-year PhD student in computer science has been selected to receive a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The highly selective Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. It includes three years of financial support. Selection as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow “is a highly significant [...]
Partnership with Amrita Kicks off with International Symposium

Partnership with Amrita Kicks off with International Symposium

Mizzou Engineering has formed a partnership with a top-ranked university in India to foster collaboration among researchers and students. The partnership between Mizzou and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham aims to promote cooperation through joint research and publications, international initiatives, training programs and student exchanges. It kicked off last month at an international symposium. During the two-day [...]
CAVE to Provide Immersive Virtual Experience

CAVE to Provide Immersive Virtual Experience

A VisCube C4-4K “CAVE” installed at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland | Courtesy of Visbox Inc. Imagine studying a protein by walking through its three-dimensional structure. Or researching traffic patterns by standing alongside a virtual highway. Or safely exploring the structural integrity of a house while it’s on fire. Mizzou Engineers will soon have [...]
Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Forms New Industrial Advisory Board

Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Forms New Industrial Advisory Board

Members of the new Mizzou Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Board are: Top, from left: Ryan Frillman, Equifax; Cindi Carter, MedeAnalytics; Kevin Fuller, Burns & McDonnell; Jason Martin, Defense Information and Systems Agency. Bottom, from left: Randy Raw, Veterans United Home Loans; Walid Rjaibi, IBM; Nichole Windholz, health care company in Kansas City; and Jon Rolf of [...]
Oruche Receives Stipend from Koerner Family Foundation

Oruche Receives Stipend from Koerner Family Foundation

A Mizzou Engineering student has received a $10,000 supplemental stipend from the Koerner Family Foundation. And for Roland Oruche, the funding could not have come at a better time. Now in his second year of the PhD program in computer science, Oruche was facing financial problems following COVID-19. The virus’s economic fallout impacted his educational [...]

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