The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center sponsored a student trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, last month for DEF CON, a world-renowned annual hacking convention. This year’s convention attracted more than 28,000 attendees, including 20 students from Texas A&M University. “It was easily the most rewarding, informational and career-inspiring experience I have ever had,” said senior John […]
North Las Vegas, NV, August 3, 2018 – Earlier today, a couple dozen elite hackers congregated in North Las Vegas to compete in the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) Capture-the-Flag competition, which was the final activity of a week-long intensive cybersecurity boot camp program. The winning team included Douglas Nguyen, Joshua Ambrose, and Andrew Meserole. Each of the winners were awarded an education voucher from (ISC)2 and a scholarship from the Center for Internet Security (CIS) at the award ceremony immediately following the competition. The camp took place at Cheyenne High School and was co-hosted by Southern Utah University.
By: Deana Totzke Smartphones, tablets, iPads – mobile devices have become invaluable to the everyday consumer. But few consider the security issues that occur when using these devices. Modern mobile applications or “apps” use cloud-hosted HTTP-based application programming interface (API) services and heavily rely on the internet infrastructure for data communication and storage. To improve performance and […]
This past week, six Texas A&M students attended the National Cyber Summit and competed in the National Cyber Cup in Huntsville, AL. Andrew Meserole, Nick March, Shota Ehrlich, Casey Stephens, John Zenick, and George Zenner were accompianed by Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Director, Dr. Daniel Ragsdale. This year’s conference was attended by over 1500 attendees, […]
VIDEO: The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets features a multitude of special units for specialized fields and military special forces. Seeing an increase in the importance of cyber, cadet Andrew Laramore found a way to create a career-readiness unit specifically for education and training in cyber operations. This program supplements a general bachelor’s degree, giving […]
In late April, several Texas A&M cybersecurity students competed in the National Cyber League’s (NCL) annual postseason team competition. The NCL postseason event provides a safe and challenging environment for individual players from the Regular Season to apply their knowledge and skills in a team setting. As real-world cybersecurity work is often done in teams, […]
VIDEO: The fifth Southeastern Conference Academic Symposium concluded on April 10th, 2018. Out of 14 SEC universities, Texas A&M is one of only three designated by the NSA as an institute for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. Cyber as a whole is a developing field with breakthroughs in both technologies and malicious attack methods developed […]
The Texas A&M University Cybersecurity Program was featured in USA Today’s latest edition of Cybersecurity Magazine. While many colleges and universities offer cybersecurity and ancillary degree and certificate programs, Texas A&M was one of only 10 chosen to be featured in April’s USA Today publication. The headlines are filled with examples that show a lot […]