Search Engineering Faculty Experts

68%

OF OIL AND GAS ORGANIZATIONS
HAVE SUFFERED A DIGITAL ATTACK

– Siemens report on Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas 2017

$19B

PROPOSED INVESTMENT IN CYBERSECURITY BY U.S.
GOVERNMENT IN FY 2017

– Cybersecurity National Action Plan

1.5M

PREDICTED SHORTAGE OF
U.S. INFORMATION SECURITY
PROFESSIONALS BY 2019

– CyberSecurity Jobs Report Q1 2017

$2.1T+

GLOBAL ANNUAL LOSS
FROM CYBER CRIME
BY 2019

– Report by Juniper Research 2015

Cybersecurity Summit Proceedings

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Events

Fall Career Fair Networking Event

Are you a Cybersecurity Student looking for an internship, job for after graduation, or just want to talk with companies to find out more about what they are doing in cybersecurity? The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center will be hosting a “Cybersecurity Career Fair Networking Social” on Wednesday September 6th! This is your chance to talk with professionals working in the real world in Cybersecurity.

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Texas A&M Cybersecurity News

Cyber Cadets

Four members of the Corps’ Cyber Ops Special Unit participated in the Hackathon hosted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) so they may better leverage both offensive and defensive cyber operations against adversaries intent on attacking DoD networks.

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Cyber Campers Hear from the Experts: Opportunities Abound in Self-Driving Vehicle Research

Despite the belief that fully autonomous cars and 18-wheelers will be commonplace by 2025, a researcher with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) told high school students attending a technology and engineering camp that concerns over liability and policy could delay the widespread implementation of self-driving vehicles.

“I don’t think it will happen in my lifetime, but it probably will happen in your lifetime,” Mike Lukuc, head of TTI’s Connected and Automated Transportation group, told the 14- to 18-year-old students attending the Cyber Innovation Camp.

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TAMU Participates In Nation’s First NSF and NIJ Jointly-Supported Forensic Science Center

Two faculty members from the Department of Entomology are taking the lead in Texas A&M’s participation in a newly formed Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS) funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and its government and industrial partners.

The new center will include a focus on digital forensics and data analysis alongside more traditional forensics subjects.

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Texas General Counsel Forum

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Director Dr. Daniel Ragsdale was featured on a panel discussing “what general counsel need to know about cybersecurity” for the Houston Chapter of the Texas General Counsel Forum.

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National and International Cybersecurity News

Many firms hit by global cyber-attacks

Firms around the globe are reporting they have been hit by a major cyber-attack. Ukrainian firms, including the state power distributor and Kiev’s main airport were among the first to report issues.

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Dallas County Worries Russian Hackers Targeted Election System

With recent news that Russian hackers targeted the Dallas County web servers in the run-up to last November’s election, Cybersecurity Center Director Dr. Daniel Ragsdale discusses ways that local, state, and federal entities can cooperate and implement standards to ensure that election systems remain secure.

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MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR

Daniel J. Ragsdale, Ph.D.

Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
Professor of Practice, Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Daniel “Rags” Ragsdale is a thirty-year Army veteran whose service included combat deployments to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom), Afghanistan (Enduring Freedom), and Grenada (Urgent Fury). He is currently a Professor of Practice at Texas A&M and is the Director of the Cybersecurity Initiative for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). In that capacity he is responsible for managing and directing cybersecurity research and educational initiatives at Texas A&M. (read more)

Email rags@tamu.edu
Office 979.845.7398
Address  Donald L. Houston Center, 200 Discovery Drive, 3112 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843