At the the 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, Center Director, Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, led the Cycon Panel on developing a capable Cyber Workforce.
Dallas County officials reported that Russian hackers targeted the county’s web servers in the run-up to last November’s election. Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Director Daniel Ragsdale speaks on the need for highly trained cybersecurity and IT staff. [Read more…] about Director Daniel Ragsdale on Russian Attempts to Hack Election Systems
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. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Bush School Ideal Training Ground for the Protection of Cyberspace
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.
The National Security Agency (NSA), along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, making it one of only a handful of academic institutions in the United States to hold three NSA distinctions. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Designated National Center of Academic Excellence In Cyber Operations By NSA
Dr. Guofei Gu, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, led a team of researchers from five universities on a collaborative project involving groundbreaking security management that has been awarded a $3 million grant. The grant is jointly presented from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the software company VMware. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Cybersecurity Faculty Member Receives Joint Grant from NSF and VMware
Working in the Texas A&M’s Cyberphysical Systems Laboratory, Dr. P.R.Kumar, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, along with graduate students Bharadwaj Satchidanandan and Woo-Hyun Ko, have applied the theory of dynamic watermarking of sensors in autonomous vehicles to prevent malicious attacks. [Read more…] about TAMU Engineering Researchers Develop System For Autonomous Vehicle Protection
To galvanize research and education in the discipline, and to provide a pipeline of graduates to industry and government jobs, the Texas A&M University System created the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center in 2015. Daniel J. Ragsdale, a 30-year Army veteran, was appointed its director.
Computers around the world were halted by a ransomware that exploits a Microsoft Windows fault that was originally discovered early this year. Dr. Ragsdale, Director of Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, comments on this recent attack. [Read more…] about Cybersecurity Director Daniel Ragsdale on the Effects of Outdated Computer Software
Dr. Ragsdale, Director of the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, explains the implications of the recent changes made to the internet privacy rules in the United States.
Texas A&M University has been chosen as a partner in the Cyber Private Public Partnership Initiative (P3i), a collaborative effort with the National Security Agency. Cyber P3i’s goal is to develop university partnerships with world class cybersecurity and cyber-engineering programs to assist United States Army Reserve soldiers and transition active duty soldiers in building foundational advanced cyber skills, enhancing existing cyber skills and maintaining continuous professional education in the cyber career field. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Chosen to Partner in Cyber Private Public Partnership Initiative
The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center hosted a Capture the Flag (CTF) Tournament for the 2017 Department of Information Resources Information Security Forum in Austin, TX on April 12, 2017.
Otto is a twenty-eight-year-old cadet in the Texas A&M Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and second-year graduate student at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. She’s held the rank of Sergeant in the US Army, she’s studying defense and cybersecurity policy, she works out three times a week, and she speaks German. When she commissions this spring, she will be the first officer to branch from Texas A&M into Cyber as a Cyber Operations Officer. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Cadet, Bush School Student Preparing for Career in Cybersecurity
This past Saturday (March 25th) the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Club participated in The Big Event to say thank you for everything the College Station community gives to the students! [Read more…] about Texas A&M Cybersecurity Club Gives Back
The TAMUctf, a competitive cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF), team began in fall of 2016, but is already making strides to expand the previous boundaries set by other CTF developers. The TAMUctf team is made of a small number of students from the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Club. [Read more…] about TAMUctf
A team of students from Texas A&M University competed in the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge on March 17-18, 2017. The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge aims “to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict” (Atlantic Council). The teams were asked to analyze and respond to realistic, evolving cyberattacks and the threats it poses. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Competes in Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge
A team of students from Texas A&M University have advanced to the semi-final round in the 2017 Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, which was held March 17-18 in Washington, D.C. The event is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict. [Read more…] about Aggies Advance to Semi-Final Round in Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge
Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, Computer Science and Engineering, and Dr. Trez Jones, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, lead a training class for the Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) certification exam beginning on March 9, 2017. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Offers C)PEH Course
Texas A&M University has become the first university to collaborate with the United States Air Force in a Blue Edge exercise.
The Blue Edge Program is usually a 10-week internship, or hacking boot camp, for ROTC and other government agencies. The internship concludes with a large-scale competition in which participants attempt to hack each other’s drones. [Read more…] about Texas A&M Becomes First University to Participate in Blue Edge Exercise
Texas A&M University’s flagship campus is one of the largest in the nation, at over 5,200 acres. So, when it comes to the university’s underground fiber optic lines, there’s a lot of ground to cover. A lot of ground. Approximately 100 miles when added up. [Read more…] about Students Help ‘Future Proof’ Texas A&M’s Fiber Optic System