Cybersecurity Center news

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Nevada Cyber Club reflects on successful fall competition season

Club ranks fifth in the country in the NCL Power Rankings

University President Brian Sandoval, Cybersecurity Center Director Nancy LaTourette and NSA cybersecurity expert Tamela Dukes sitting in chairs and talking.
Cybersecurity is a team sport; know your position and the defensive plays

NSA cybersecurity expert delivers keynote at University’s Cybersecurity Conference Oct. 5.

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Preventing and eradicating cybersecurity threats to be discussed at Oct. 5 conference

Students, faculty encouraged to submit posters, demos by Sept. 15.

Photo collage of head shots of WolfHack@UNR team members Roohan Amin, Amber Hankins, Austin Finch and Ryan Tanner.
Catching the catfish: how University students won a national cybersecurity contest

Romance scams, or ‘catfishing,’ was the focus of the 2023 Summer Social Engineering event

Dark gray Tesla parked in a public garage next to wide yellow stripe on the ground, with a blue cord plugged into its charging port.
Can electric vehicles be hacked?

Professors and graduate students from the College of Engineering share basic techniques to protect electric vehicles from hacking

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Online cybersecurity program gets national recognition

Professor LaTourette and Professor Sengupta, in professional attire, stand next to computers in a computer lab.
Scholarship for Service program offers Computer Science majors full scholarships in exchange for government service in cybersecurity

Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.

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Cybersecurity depends on everyone

UNR Cybersecurity Conference brings together academia, industry and government to address online vulnerabilities

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Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference

Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23

A university student looks at a computer with faculty member Paromita Pain talking to her in the Reynolds School reading room.
Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking

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Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions

Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.

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McQueen teacher’s cybersecurity RET at the University leads to role on national committee

Carolyn Hughes will serve on a national committee to determine cybersecurity education standards, thanks to a University of Nevada, Reno cybersecurity Research Experience for Teachers program

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Cybersecurity partnership established with Nevada National Security Site

The College of Engineering’s Cybersecurity Center will provide unique opportunities to University students

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University earns designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

The College of Engineering B.S. in computer science with a minor in cybersecurity degree program earns prestigious CAE-CD designation from the NSA and the DHS.

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Nevada Cyber Club continues successful year at National Cyber League Competition

The bi-annual competition offers opportunities for computer science and engineering students to hone their skills

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Second annual Cybersecurity Conference brings together multiple sectors

Hosted by the University’s Cybersecurity Center, the program has grown to thirty faculty from eight disciplines

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Department of Energy program director is keynote speaker at Cybersecurity Conference

Free registration closes Feb. 25 for the 2nd annual conference March 2

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Cybercrime is fueling demand for cyber security professionals

University's cybersecurity program scores high in increasing popularity and success

The club posing together for a photo with the governor. From left to right: Bryson Lingenfelter, coach Bill Doherty, Ian Grant, Govenor Steve Sisolak, Ignacio Astaburuaga and Jamie Poston.
Nevada Cyber Club continues their successful year

Cybersecurity community from the University also made valuable connections during the Wicked 6 Cyber Competition in Las Vegas

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Nevada Cyber Club captures national championship

Student members credit success to lessons learned in the classroom and in real world application

Cybersecurity Center Director Shamik Sengupta
Cybersecurity Conference April 2 hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

Industry and academia leaders to join students in building stronger regional relationships, tackle challenges

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Cyber Club Scores Big in National Cyber League Competition

Dr. Shamik Sengupta
Privacy preserved data sharing leads to a proactive approach to cyber threats

University cybersecurity grant works to better safeguard the cyber landscape

Cyber clinic at the Governor's Mansion
Cyber medics lend a hygienic hand with the Nevada Cyber Club

The Nevada Cyber Club has taken a "public health" approach to spreading the word about cybersecurity

Dr. Shamik Sengupta
Cybersecurity initiative trains Northern Nevada teachers

Shamik Sengupta and David Feil-Seifer work together to bring STEM lab research to teachers and their classrooms

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Could your car be hacked? Smart cars pose cybersecurity concerns

University of Nevada, Reno’s Cybersecurity Center develops faster, safer systems for autos, trucks, UAVs and buses

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University adds 16 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging

Amping up cybersecurity, computing training for Nevada teachers

University hosts National Science Foundation summer program to support research, outreach and teaching

New professor brings expertise in wireless networking to cyber security research

New Cyber Security Center to develop education, research, industry collaboration

Innovative multi-disciplinary approach to build new and existing programs