Cybersecurity, Page 2

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Detecting Deepfake Photos, Videos with a Computerized Brain

Imagine seeing yourself in a photo or video that was never taken, with your head possibly appearing on another person’s body. You’re likely a victim of a deepfake cyberattack — where cyber attackers expertly alter images and videos shared on a social media platform to fool people into believing what they are seeing is true.…

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Mizzou Cyber Range to Focus on Cyber Pretense Strategies

Hackers are getting smarter about ways to steal sensitive information from the cloud. Now, a new “Mizzou Cyber Range” will train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to fight back using cyber pretense strategies. Armed with new grant funding from the National Security Agency, Prasad Calyam and his team are building the Mizzou Cyber Range through the MU Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure.

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Cybersecurity Club Will Provide New Opportunities

A new Cybersecurity Club will give Mizzou Engineering students the opportunity to hone their technical skills, compete in regional and national events and meet industry professionals.

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SFS Scholarship Provides Full Funding, Access to Top Researchers

Students selected for a prestigious SFS scholarship at Mizzou Engineering will have the opportunity to study with some of the top minds in cyber security, information technology and data analytics.

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Mizzou to Offer Cyber Security Camp Virtually this Summer

Mizzou Engineering will offer a cyber security camp for high school students virtually this year. The Hacker Tracker camp is typically part of Mizzou Summer Camps. However, the university has canceled other 2020 camps because of COVID-19 concerns.

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Scholarship Covers Expenses for Cyber Security Education

There’s a scholarship for students who want to study graduate-level cyber security at Mizzou Engineering. It fully covers tuition and fees with a $34,000 annual stipend. It includes a $9,000 per year professional development fund for books, computing equipment, training, conference travel and even health insurance. And graduates are practically guaranteed a high-paying job.

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Protect yourself from would-be hackers

Organizations across the country this spring are turning to Mizzou Engineering’s Prasad Calyam, director of the college’s Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure, for his expertise on keeping cloud-based platforms secure but still functional as more users access systems in healthcare, education and government.

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EECS summer programs shed light on cyber security, machine learning

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department had another busy summer, hosting research-focused college students from around the country at its National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates: Undergraduate Research in Consumer Networking Technologies and several high school students as part of its Summers@Mizzou Hacker Trackers program.

Hacker Trackers camp, led by Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam, gives high school students training and development in Python coding and cyber security.

Hacker Trackers camp teaches high schoolers cyber security skills

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam and his graduate students Roshan Neupane and Ronny Bazan Antequera organized the third-annual Hacker Trackers summer camp, held in July as part of the University of Missouri Extension’s Summers@Mizzou program. Calyam organizes the camp as part of his community outreach and STEM Education activities to attract high school students to get excited about MU Engineering and the computer science field in general.