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This summer, Regent University’s Cybersecurity Institute hosted a weeklong Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp for high school students from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake public schools as well as local parochial schools.

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The two common types of email encryption are not as secure as previously thought, German researchers have found. Both Windows and Apple users could be affected by the "Efail" problem.

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In March, the Georgia State General Assembly passed a bill that would make it illegal to access a computer or network "without authority." Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign it into law or veto it. The 40-day limbo has morphed from a bureaucratic formality, though, into a heated debate with national implications.

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American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they do so without breaking the law?

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In September, security researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec made a worst nightmare-type disclosure: the ubiquitous computer cleanup tool CCleaner had been compromised by hackers for more than a month. The software updates users were downloading from CCleaner owner Avast—a security company itself—had been tainted with a malware backdoor. The incident exposed millions of computers and reinforced the threat of so-called digital supply chain attacks, situations where trusted, widely distributed software is actually infected by malicious code.

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European nations are charting the way, adopting whole-of-society methods for dealing with this new challenge.

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(Washington Examiner) U.S. officials are discouraging U.S. telephone and internet companies from purchasing Chinese technology that could be used for surveillance, Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai announced Monday.

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On Thursday, February 15, Regent University’s inaugural Cybersecurity Summit generated a wide-ranging discussion about current and future security concerns facing businesses, government, healthcare organizations and consumers as the world increasingly relies on interactive devices for productivity and convenience.

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Regent University’s Engineering & Computer Science department currently mentors cybersecurity teams of high school students in the AFA CyberPatriot Program, The National Youth Cyber Education Program. One of our teams, from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, qualified in the Virginia State Gold Tier level competition to advance to the next round. They also earned a perfect score on the Cisco Network Challenge component of the state competition round; with over 5,500 teams competing in three tiers, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, only 22 teams earned a perfect score on the Cisco Network Challenge. The team participated in the Semifinal Round on February 9, 2018 in Regent University’s Cybersecurity Simulation Lab. Way to go Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Cyber Crusaders! Regent University is proud of your accomplishment.

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Regent University will provide cybersecurity training to employee-owners of Burns & McDonnell as part of a new strategic partnership between the two organizations. Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, CEO and founder of Regent, and Jeffrey Ganthner, principal of Burns & McDonnell, made the joint announcement on Thursday, February 15.

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Events

InfraGard’s Faith Based Security & Safety

Wednesday, May 16 | 8 AM – 5 PM
Regent University Theatre

Regent University will host InfraGard’s Faith Based Security & Safety Conference on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The conference will take place in the Regent University Theatre from 8 AM – 5 PM. This event is led by the Norfolk-based InfraGard chapter.

InfraGard is a regional network of cross-sector, public-private partnerships composed of university, industry, and government entities that share cyber information concerning the security of, vulnerabilities in, and threats to critical infrastructure entities. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation operates more than 80 InfraGard chapters in major urban areas throughout the U.S.


Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Bowden)

Thursday, January 26 | 7 PM
COM 238

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Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Downing)

Tuesday, February 21 | 7 PM
COM 105

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Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Mertens)

Thursday, February 23 | 7 PM
COM 238

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Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Houvener)

Thursday, March 23 | 7 PM
COM 238

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Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Cerri)

Thursday, April 27 | 7 PM
COM 238

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Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Piper)

Wednesday, September 6 | 7 PM
COM 238

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Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Silver)

Wednesday, October 18 | 7 PM
COM 105

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College of Arts and Sciences Cybersecurity / Computer Science Forum

Wednesday, October 25 | 7 PM
COM 105

Mr. Jeff Silver is a Senior Security Engineer at Symantec, helping enterprises to increase their security posture. In this forum, Mr. Jeff Silver did a terrific job of helping the students understand what a career in cybersecurity might look like, and included descriptions of the following jobs: • Developer • Forensics Analyst • Administration • Law Enforcement/DoD • Implementation (post sales) • Security Operations Center Analyst • SE (pre sales)


Engineering and Computer Science Forum (Vogt)

Wednesday, November 8 | 7 PM
COM 105

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Culture Change That Sticks

Thursday, February 22 | 2 pm ET
Online

This webinar will explore what culture is and why it matters, and how to create workplaces where people are inspired to do their best work aligned with your organization’s values and priorities. Rebecca presents tactical ways using proven design thinking approaches to coalesce around shared values; empower employees; hire “culture add” employees, not “culture fit”; encourage and leverage innovation internally; entrust “change agents” to advance culture from the bottom up; and allow people to be their authentic selves at work.

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The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Meeting

Wednesday, September 27 | 6 - 8 PM
Freeman Building, Room 202, Christopher Newport University


The Hampton Roads ISSA group Meeting

Tuesday, October 3 | 6 - 8 PM
Booz Allen Hamilton Building, Suite 450, 5800 Lake Wright Dr., Norfolk, VA 23502


The Yorktown ISSA group group Meeting

Tuesday, October 10 | 6 - 8 PM
ECPI building in Newport News


Early Synthetic Prototyping

Wednesday, November 8 | 7 pm
COM 105

LTC Brian Vogt, Early Synthetic Prototyping Project Lead (ESP), gave a detailed explanation of the Early Synthetic Prototyping project, including issues related to building a coalition (when you don’t have a budget!), working with partners from all sorts of different academic and military organizations, overcoming passive bureaucratic resistance and ‘we’ve never done it that way’ attitudes, etc. He also showed videos of actual games, discussed the use of commercial game analytics to gather feedback, and indicated that they would use 3D video in the future (the Unreal 4 engine they are using will support 3D). The event ran long (both questions from the group, and those who lingered to continue the discussion).


5th National Women in Cybersecurity Conference

Friday, March 23 | 8am-5pm, 23-24 March
Hilton Chicago Downtown

Jointly organized by Tennessee Tech and Illinois Institute of Technology, the WiCyS conference is intended to generate interest among students to consider cybersecurity as a viable and promising career option. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate. Beyond the annual conference, WiCyS is a community of engagement, encouragement and support for women in cybersecurity. Scholarships are available for students; the deadline to apply is 1 November.

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