Carnegie Mellon University student-run teams will host the first picoCTF, a computer security competition running April 26 to May 6 that challenges high school students to learn the basics of hacking in the context of a story-driven adventure game.
Northrop Grumman said that it has been awarded a contract to build a cyber test range for the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Australia.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Task Force on CyberSkills this week, where they discussed the latest developments in improving the agency’s cybersecurity initiatives.
Full tuition, expenses and a stipend will be paid at any of dozens of universities for students to get specialized cybersecurity training, in exchange for an equal number of years working for a federal agency.
There are many security companies, individual researchers and certain circles in academia that hold a wealth of information on cybercrime activities that could be the difference between a bust and a cybercrime investigation that leads to a dead end. It’s not just about collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, but also about collaboration with the security industry.
The dangers for a university or college network can lurk everywhere from e-mail to the Internet infrastructure itself. When a student’s computer on a college network is compromised, it’s not just the student who pays the price—legally, so does the institution.