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CyberSecurity in the News!

Clark State's program has made it in the News several times.

Clark State Joins National Cyberwatch Center
Clark State Community College became a member of the National Cyberwatch Center November 2017. The National Cyberwatch Center is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance information security education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.

Clark State CyberSecurity Students Attend NSF Advanced Technical Education Conference
Two Clark State Community College CyberSecurity Students were sponsored to attend the 2017 National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education conference in Washington D.C. Jon Becker and Anthony Trevino presented the results of their internship project which required them to evaluate high performance computing virtual machines to benchmark performance and security characteristics. The research culminated in a recommendation which identified the most efficient and secure Linux OSs to use in Indiana University's distributed high performance computing environment.

Clark State Student Has Poster Accepted at Conference
Clark State student Jonathan Becker had his poster submission "Improving Research Cloud Virtual Machine Security with Ansible Playbooks" accepted at PEARC17 (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing). The poster session will take place Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the PEARC17 Conference in New Orleans.

2017 Technology First Leadership Award “Award of Excellence – Student Project” Nominee
A Clark State Community College Intern/Extern team, sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant, conducted a ten-week research study that, based on real data from US domestic terrorists (cyber and non-cyber), resulted in analysis and a predictive statistical model.

Data from over 40 domestic terrorists was collected using online resources. These individuals were known to commit acts of espionage, subversion, treason, spying, sabotage or terrorism. Using this data, computations and data analysis was conducted to determine if there is a connection between their biographical and demographical characteristics and the crime committed. The research team then created a predictive analysis tool that scored the likelihood of a potential terrorist. The results demonstrated correlations among some variables to violence, cyber and types of attacks. These correlations implied demographic implications for terrorist identification.

Cyber Defense News

We live in a world where the internet touches almost every aspect of our daily lives. In order to protect our data and stay safe online, it is important for everyone to stay informed to the events going on around them. Here are useful links you can use to keep up with the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity and technology.


Cyber Defense Awareness Resources

To defend against cyber incidents and growing attacks, we need to raise our awareness by increasing our knowledge of cybersecurity. Below are links to tools and resources that are designed to engage and educate.

Center for Cyber Defense Education Contact

Danis J. Heighton
Professor, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity/IA
LRC Building
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