Cybersecurity Work Leads to Center of Academic Excellence Designation
Cyberdefense is a key piece of Mizzou Engineering’s increased focus and support of research in big data analytics. Keeping data secure is critical for individuals, corporations and public entities around the globe, and Mizzou Engineering’s work in the realm of cybersecurity is world class.
Mizzou Engineering’s Chadha protecting your data, identity
While hacking databases is the main way for interested parties to gain users’ personal information, it’s not the only possibility. Intrepid attackers can use perfectly benign means to do so. How? By using readily available aggregate data — for example: census data, medical data focused on how many people in an area suffer from a specific illness, consumer trend data, etc. — and using it to focus on specific individuals.
Defense using pretense: MU Engineering team sets new cybersecurity paradigm
Instead of simply reacting to cyberattacks after they happen, Mizzou Engineering researchers developed a new approach — cyber “defense using pretense.”
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 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.