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

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Events

Aggies Invent “SOCOMM”

From October 13-15 Aggies Invent will host “SOCOMM” (Special Operations Command), a 48-hour challenge at the Engineering Innovation Center.

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SECURE—A Research Experience for Teachers

The Secure teacher Education on Cybersecurity by Utilizing Research Experiences (SECURE) is a six-week research experience for Brazos Valley high school teachers and community college faculty. This RET program provides an opportunity for the teachers and faculty to gain new knowledge and insights about engineering research in the area of cybersecurity. Participants will have the necessary tools and research to build new classroom curriculum related to cybersecurity.

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Texas A&M Cybersecurity News

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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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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A New Kind of Warfare

As cyberthreats increase, so do the number of students choosing to protect their nation on the cyberspace front. Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service is proving to be the ideal training ground for these students. Since its founding in 1997, the Bush School’s faculty mixture of top-tier academics and real-world practitioners have prepared graduate students for careers in public administration, public service and international affairs. This includes grooming students for careers in national security.

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Texas A&M receives award during annual cybersecurity summit

Texas A&M University is quickly establishing itself as one of the country’s leading academic centers for cybersecurity as the subject continues to permeate a broader scope both nationally and internationally.
The National Security Agency, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, officially named the university as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber operations during the ninth annual National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama, this week.

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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