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  • Vice President Biden Visits Norfolk State IA-REDI Lab

    Vice President Joe Biden took a first-hand look at Norfolk State University students’ skills and knowledge in stopping cyber attacks during a visit on campus, Jan. 15. Biden, along with Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, was at Norfolk State University to hold a round-table discussion on building a cybersecurity workforce and to announce a $25-million grant to support cybersecurity education. Biden said that Norfolk State University is leading a 13-member cybersecurity consortium consisting of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Department of Energy National Laboratories and the Charleston County School District in South Carolina. “The demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. job market,” said Biden. But he pointed out that there is a dire need for African-Americans, women and other minorities to enter the profession. “Norfolk State, you are at the vanguard here,” he told the students. NSU offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science with a concentration in information assurance. A new online master’s program in cybersecurity has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is expected to start at the University in fall 2015. The University has been recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a national center of excellence in information assurance education since 2009.

  • NSU Leads $25M Cybersecurity Effort

    Norfolk State University is the lead institution in a $25-million effort to educate, train and develop the nation’s next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration awarded the grant to the University as part of its efforts to expand and diversify the cybersecurity workforce, part of multi-pronged initiative advanced by President Barack Obama. The grant aims to foster partnerships between HBCUs, federal laboratories, and students interested in science, technology, engineering and math as early as kindergarten. NSU leads a 13-member consortium of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Department of Energy National Laboratories, and the Charleston County School District in South Carolina. “This grant is a prime example of how Norfolk State University is forging onward as an institution,” said Interim President Eddie N. Moore Jr. “As the world becomes more dependent on technology and information is shared digitally, the threat of online hackers and data breaches are daily realities. Norfolk State is poised to provide the expertise in cybersecurity sought by many employers.” NSU and its partners will use the funds, which will be distributed over a five-year period, for training students and faculty; course development; research in cybersecurity fields; and expanding cybersecurity programs.

  • New M.S. in Cyber Security

    The Computer Science department has received official approval from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity. This degree will be the first to be offered completely online by the department and is designed to address the shortage of trained Cybersecurity workers in organizational settings. This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2015.

    Nov 15, 2014
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Norfolk State University will hold its 2014 Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 9:a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Student Center. NSU undergraduate students are invited to showcase their research and talents through oral presentations, poster presentations, and creative works. Participants will be able to tweet about their experiences throughout the day. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is open to all undergraduate students. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at (757) 823-9055, or Edith Carter, Discipline-Specific Honors Programs, at (757) 823-8206 or egcarter@nsu.edu.

    November 20, 2013
  • NSU Hosts FBI Infragard Meeting

    NSU Hosted the FBI Infragard meeting. The speaker, Charles Wilkerson, Sr. Systems Engineer with FireEye, a cybersecurity company, gave briefing on the Cyber threat and spoke about Cyber security in general.

    November 14, 2013
  • CS Professor Presented Accomplished Work in Two Grants

    Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh attended and participated in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/ Department of Energy (DOE) Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) technical meeting in Washington, DC. He presented accomplished work in two Norfolk State University (NSU) grants and built relationships with other MSI's and NNSA/DOE national laboratories that could result in future collaborations with NNSA/DOE in cybersecurity. The two grants are:

    1. NSU-led consortium grant (with four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) and Sandia National Laboratories, the presentation was titled "Shortage of Cybersecurity Workforce"
    2. Massie Chair of Excellence, the presentation was titled "Samuel P. Massie Chair of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance at Norfolk State University".
    November 14, 2013
  • NNSA Grant Award: "Addressing the Shortage and Quality of Cybersecurity Workers through Relevant and Dynamic Training"

    Luay A. Wahsheh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was awarded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in the amount of $320,000 for the project period September 23, 2013 through September 27, 2014. Dr. Wahsheh is the lead on this collaborative initiative with the University of the Virgin Islands, Bowie State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Voorhees College and Sandia National Laboratories.

    October 3, 2013
  • NSF Grant Award:Cyber Service Training and Education at Norfolk State University

    Jonathan M Graham, Ph.D., Information Assurance - Research, Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) Director and Professor of Computer Science, received third year funding in the amount of $409,298 for the period September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. Dr. Cheryl Hinds, Dr. Luay A Wahsheh, both Assistant Professors of Computer Science, Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science all serve as Co-PIs on this grant.

    September 2013
  • IC Norcom Cybersecurity Club

    Dr. Cheryl Hinds and Dr. Jonathan Graham created a cybersecurity club at IC Norcom High School in Portsmouth, VA. This club is to inspire the high school students towards careers in cybersecurity. We offer hands-on learning experience through games and exercises to peak their interest in addressing real-world future cyber challenges.

    September 2013
  • Computer Science Papers Presented

    Dr. Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, professor of computer science and graduate program coordinator, along with former and current graduate students, had three refereed papers published by three constituent conferences of the 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing: G. Hsieh and E. Nwafor, "A Self-Protecting Security Framework for CDA Documents," in Proc. 2013, International Conference on Security and Management, July 2013. E. Nwafor presented the paper; G. Hsieh, D. Paruchuri, C. Steward, E. Nwafor and D. Gadam, "Lessons Learned: Porting Java Applications to Android," in Proc. 2013 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, July 2013; and R. Mullapudi and G. Hsieh, "A Monitored Student Testing Application Using Cloud Computing," In Proc. 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

    July 25, 2013
  • Research and Engineering Cyber Operations Intelligence Lab (RECOIL)

    Sandia National Laboratories held a training event for the consortium students from Norfolk State University, Bowie State University, North Carolina A&T University, Voorhees College, University of the Virgin Islands to learn about cyber incident response and forensic investigation and analysis.

    June 2013
  • Hosted the 1st Southside Infragard Meeting

    Dr. Aurelia Williams and Dr. Jonathan Graham facilitated the meeting. The meeting introduced business leaders and FBI law enforcement officials to the cybersecurity facilities and cybersecurity activities at NSU. Plans are on the way to partner with Infragard to host STOP. THINK. CONNECT awareness day and a Massie cybersecurity conference at NSU.

    June 26, 2013
  • NetLab+ Appliance Installation and Training

    The Department of Computer Science hosted an 8 day, hands-on training workshop on the design, installation, configuration and use of virtual machines in an online environment and the NetLab+ Appliance. Training held May 28-Jun 6, attended by NSU CS faculty and students. Presented by Jesse Varsalone, author of Defense Against the Black Arts.

    June 8, 2013
  • Computer Diagnostic Chechups at The Alpha Kappa Alpha Health Fair

    Dr. Aurelia Williams provided Computer Diagnostic Checkups at the Health Fair in Portsmouth, Virginia. A booth was provided where members of the public could have security checkups performed on their computers.

    May 2013
  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp

    Norfolk State University hosted an NNSA sponsored bootcamp, which included students from University of the Virgin Islands, Bowie State University, Voorhees College and Norfolk State University. Topics covered in this camp included memory forensics using Volatility, reverse engineering using OllyDbg, packet capturing using Wireshark and digital forensics using Autopsy/Sleuthkit.

    May 2013
  • Cyber Security & Digital Forensics Bootcamp

    Our IA-REDI team sponsored a three day cyber-security and digital forensics training bootcamp to prepare students for cyber competitions. The event consisted of students from, NSU, Bowie State University, Voorhees College, the University of the Virgin Islands.

    May 24-26, 2013
  • CS Faculty Represented IA-REDI in Community Health Fair

    Dr. Aurelia T. Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science performed Computer Diagnostic Check-Ups at the Community Health Fair sponsored by Gamma Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Community Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth, VA.

    May 20, 2013
  • CS Faculty Recognized

    Dr. Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh, professor of computer science and graduate program coordinator was awarded the NSU 2013 Distinguished University Faculty of the Year, NSU/CSET Star Award, and the NSU/CSET Outstanding Research Mentor Award (2012-2013).

    April 2013
  • NSU Host ADMI Conference

    The 2013 Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Symposium was hosted by NSU in Virginia Beach, VA. The symposium highlighted undergraduate and graduate research with particular interest on innovations in the computing field. Attending HBCU's included: Mississippi Valley State, Winston Salem State, University of District of Columbia, Howard University, Hampton University, Elizabeth City State, Jackson State and Florida A&M.

    April 11-13, 2013
  • CS Faculty Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Aftab Ahmad was the Keynote Speaker for joint session of Communications and Networking Symposium and Annual Simulation Symposium in the Spring Simulation Multi-conference 2013, San Diego, CA.

    April 11, 2013
  • CS Faculty Participated in Local Stem Festival

    Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, participated in the STEM Festival at Cuffee Library in Chesapeake, Virginia. He conducted hands-on cyber security exercises for participating students.

    April 8, 2013
  • Dominion Enterprises 5th Annual Hack-a-Thon Award

    Computer Science students Jasmine Blunt, Darryl Walden, Justin Glymph, Sean Michael Galvin and Ashley Hall represented Norfolk State University in the recent Dominion Enterprises 5th Annual Hack-a-Thon. The students were assigned to develop a web application for ForRent.com during the 2-day competition, and won the "Cleanest Code" award. Their code will be implemented into the live online site.

    April 8, 2013
  • Dr. Clarence V. Cuffe Library hosting STEM fair

    Dr. Luay Wahsheh participated in the STEM Festival at Cuffee Library in Chesapeake, Virginia. In this festival, he conducted hands-on cybersecurity exercises for K-12 students.

    April 6, 2013
  • Students Attend NSBE Conference

    Computer Science students participate in 2013 National Society of Black Engineers Conference held in Indianapolis, IN. Faculty, staff, and students manned exhibits advertising the computer science programs. Program literature, applications, and other resources were distributed.

    March 27-31, 2013
  • ARTSI 2013 Robotics Competition and Conference

    IA students participated in ARTSI 2013 Robotics Competition and Conference hosted at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Other highlights include: Robotics Competition, Computer Science Olympiad, Faculty and Student Oral Presentations and Student Poster Session.

    March 25, 2013
  • Landstown High School visit

    Dr. Luay Wahsheh assisted Dr. Cheryl Hinds with hands-on cybersecurity exercises, taught to VA Beach High School students.

    March 18, 2013
  • CS Faculty Assisted with Community TechFest

    Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, assisted with the Community TechFest event, which included hands-on training and demonstrations for middle, high, and college-age students, and educators. He provided hands-on activities in a session titled "Digital Forensics and Cyber Security".

    January 2013
  • Ethical Hacking Workshop

    Team IA-REDI Hosted a 2-day Ethical Hacking Workshop presented by Jesse Varsalone, author of Defense Against the Black Arts. The training was held on campus and attended by NSU faculty and students.

    January 26-27, 2013
  • Jesse Varsalone Tech Talk

    Mr. Varsalone attend the IA centers weekly seminar to talk to students about the career field of an ethical Hacker.

    January 25, 2013
  • Sandia Tracer Fire cyber Defense Exercise

    Norfolk State faculty and students participated in the exercise with Bowie State University, North Carolina A&T University, Voorhees College, University of the Virgin Islands at the NNSA sponsored project at Sandia National Laboratories to help the students at minority-serving institutions to improve cybersecurity education.

    December 17-20, 2012
  • Youth Exploring Career Pathways Organization

    IA-REDI personnel hosted participants from the Youth Exploring Career Pathways organization. Students were introduced to the importance of mastering soft skills such as communication, networking, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. They were also given several hands-on activities in cybersecurity, including visual passwords and steganography.

    November 28, 2012
  • National Cyber League Competition

    Massie researchers mentored NSU cybersecurity students participating in the National Cyber League competition. Researchers assisted students with preparation for the competition. Ashley Hall was the highest Norfolk State participant, placing 57 out of over 250+ national competitors.

    November 28, 2012
  • Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Conference 2012

    The two day conference was hosted by NSU and attended by 80 members from HBCU and Minority Serving Institutions with ABET accredited Engineering Schools as well as corporate and government agencies dedicated to ensuring "there is a steady pipeline of students to fill the halls". Campus tours were provided for all guest and special presentations and tours were provided in many of our research facilities including: Microsensor Research facilities, Creative Gaming and Simulation Labs, Center for Nano & Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices facilities and several other research labs.

    September 7, 2012
  • Computer Diagnostic Check-ups at The Alpha Kappa Alpha Health Fair

    Dr. Aurelia Williams provided Computer Diagnostic Checkups at the Health Fair in Portsmouth, Virginia. A booth was provided where members of the public could have security checkups performed on their computers.

    May 2012
  • Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Conference

    The two day conference was held at Howard University in Washington, DC. and attended by Dr. Thorna Humphries, Ms. Fields, and 5 graduate students. NSU students participated in the paper and poster sessions.

    April 15, 2012
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    The four day event was held in Pittsburgh, PA. Attended by 25 CSET students (11 undergraduate and 14 graduates), faculty and staff manned exhibits advertising the computer science programs.

    April 2, 2012
  • CS Certificate of Merit Awarded to CS Faculty

    Dr. Luay A. Wahsheh, Assistant Professors of Computer Science, was awarded the Certificate of Merit Award for the following publication: Layered Security Policy Enclaves in Wireless Classified Environments. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications Systems and Technologies, pp. 888-894.

    March 25, 2012
  • Advanced Robotics Technology for Societal Impact (ARTSI ) Robotics Conference

    Conference hosted by NSU. Attended by 170 guest, including 120 minority undergraduate students from HBCU's and MSI's across the nation.

    March 25, 2012
  • Girl Scout Troop 582 Computing Workshop

    IA-REDI faculty and student researchers held a Computing workshop for Girl Scout Troop 582. The workshop introduced troop members to using the Internet safely and provided them with hands on exercises in digital forensics.

    December 2011
  • Public Relations, Mass Media

    CSET Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) was recognized in SC Magazine for IT Security Professionals Spotlight Edition "Shining the Spotlight on Education" October 2011. NSU was listed in one of the feature stores: "Schools IS IN: A Selection of some of the schools offering Information Assurance programs recognized by the NSA and DHS" pg 18-31.

    October 2011
  • Marine Tech Day

    IA-REDI researchers and graduate students assisted with the Marine Tech Day activities. High school students from three locations in Virginia were linked together by videoconferencing technology for a three hour hands on activity on cybersecurity. Students were introduced to cryptography and Digital Forensics.

    October 23, 2011
  • 5th Annual Minority Serving Institutions Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Conference (MSI-COPC)

    IA-REDI team member (Dr. Jonathan Graham) made a presentation at the MSI-COPC in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Graham spoke about cyber security as a great opportunity for MSIs to help address a national shortage of cyber security workers. He discussed how these institutions can become involved, what NSU is currently doing in the area, and offered NSU's assistance in helping other institutions in becoming involved.

    September 29, 2011
  • Science Alive Day

    Spearheaded by Massie Chair, Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, NSU hosted a science alive day for 200 regional girl scouts. IA-REDI researchers (Drs. Doswell, Graham, and Wahsheh) held two events for the attendees on cyber security and digital forensics. The presentations were well received and several young ladies expressed an interest in pursuing a career in cyber security.

    September 25, 2011
  • National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Workshop

    IA-REDI researcher (Dr. Aftab Ahmad) attended the second annual National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Workshop. This workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at NIST's Gaithersburg, MD campus. “NIST coordinates NICE, a national campaign focused on enhancing the overall cyber security posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and knowledge of every segment of the population.”

    September 23, 2011
  • Health and Science Summer Academy (HSSA)

    Norfolk State University's College of Science, Engineering, and Technology sponsored the HSSA for middle and high school students for two weeks. A faculty researcher, assisted by several graduate students, made presentations to the students on cyber security and steganography.

    July 20, 2011
  • CSET Graduate School Day

    Hosted by NSU and attended by 25 summer research students. CSET graduate programs were promoted. Dr. Black delivered “Why Graduate School” presentations. Tours and demonstrations were provided of the following research laboratories: Information Assurance Lab, Clean Room, Laser Lab, Crystal Growth Lab, Polymer Lab, Creative Gaming and Simulation Lab.

    July 16, 2011
  • Visit to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

    IA-REDI researchers Dr. George Hsieh and Dr. Aurelia Williams visited the CIA headquarters for two days to discuss recruitment of students from Norfolk State University. The CIA targeted NSU because of the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence designation and on-going education and research initiatives.

    June 30, 2011
  • We Are Now Connected Kickoff and Community TechFest

    Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Dr. Jonathan Graham and a student from the Computer Science Department represented NSU at the "We Are Now Connected and Community TechFest" community event. The NSU contingent spoke to members of the Broad Creek community about cyber security awareness and provided cyber security demonstrations.

    June 26, 2011
  • NSU and TC Associates Collaboration

    The PI of the Massie Chair, Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, and Massie Chair researchers hosted executives from TC Associates in our continuing effort to develop partnerships with industry to support and enhance research initiatives.

    June 21, 2011
  • STEM Day

    Seventy nine students and parents from the surrounding communities participated in STEM day at Norfolk State University. Students were introduced to digital forensics and steganography through lecture and hands-on exercises. The session was conducted by project researchers.

    May 22, 2011
  • AKA Health Fair

    Dr. Aurelia Williams, researcher and IA-REDI member, accompanied by Kahesha Jackson, the program support technician from IA-REDI, provided Computer Diagnostic Checkups at the AKA Health Fair in Portsmouth Virginia. These individuals provided a stall where members of the public could have security checkups performed on their computer.

    May 22, 2011
  • Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Conference

    The four day conference was held in Clemson, SC and attended by Dr. Thorna Humphries, Dr. Mona Rizvi, Dr. Aurelia Williams, and 9 students. They networked with leadership from several HBCU's including Spelman, Winston Salem State, Morgan, and University of District of Columbia. The Computer Science Department presented 3 graduate research papers, 1 graduate research poster, and 1 undergraduate research paper. Chris Lanclos and DeMarcus Thomas presented "Combination of iPads and Cloud Computing to Reduce Desktop Computer Usage;" Lakeishawn Hunter-Jones and Brendina Roger presented "Designing an Electronic Medical Record System Using Cloud Computing for a Community Health Center Environment;" Jeffie Powell presented "Digital Forensics Investigation in a Cloud Computing Environment using Access Data's Forensics Toolkit;" Brittany Herring presented a poster entitled "Development of a Cloud Environment using VSphere," and Dominique Piggott presented "Investigation of Software Development in Secure Cloud Computing Environments."

    April 17, 2011
  • Symposium for Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Students

    Dr. Jonathan Graham, director of IA-REDI, gave a presentation to Ph.D. Engineering students at PVAMU. The talk focused on the future of Digital Forensics and several potential Ph.D. topics were discussed.

    April 15, 2011
  • Stop Think Connect Symposium

    NSU IA-REDI hosted the cyber security event STOP THINK CONNECT. This event was part of the national government campaign to make the public more cybersecurity aware as they utilize their computers for work and pleasure. There were over 150 attendees drawn from law enforcement, other academic institutions, the community, and faculty and students from Norfolk State University. A distinguished panel comprised of Ms. Arlene Patel from DHS, Detective Michael Loftin forensic analyst from the Norfolk city police department and Andrea Di Fabio, chief security officer at Norfolk State University made presentations and fielded questions from the audience. This event was sponsored by the Massie chair grant.

    April 2, 2011
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    NSBE five day event was held in St. Louis, MO and attended by CSET faculty, staff and 18 students, all participated in the two-day college fair, manned exhibits and advertising the computer science programs. Program literature, applications, and other resources were distributed.

    March 28, 2011
  • The NSU Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) 2011 Symposium

    Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, NSU Massie Chair of Information Assurance and and Cyber Security, and Dr. Jonathan Graham, director of IA-REDI, served as panelists at the NSU Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) 2011 Symposium. They made presentations on STEM professions and cyber security and fielded questions from the audience. The title of the symposium was “A Rising China - The Role of American-Chinese Universities in Promoting Dialogue in Science, Technology, Education, Culture, Business and Trade.”

    March 17, 2011
  • STEM Day - R-E-A-D (Rejuvenating Excellence & Accomplishing Dreams (READ) Program

    A cyber security training session was held for the young ladies of the R-E-A-D program. READ members serve as greeters and canteen attendants at American Red Cross Blood Drives, resident companions at Sentara Nursing Home located on Newtown Road, and donating partners with ForKids transitional programs for underprivileged families. R-E-A-D's motto is: “Cultivating today's young ladies into tomorrow's prominent professional women.”

    March 6, 2011
  • Girls from Rejuvenating Excellence and Accomplishing Dreams (READ)

    The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, hosted a STEM Day event for 15 young ladies in the R-E-A-D (Rejuvenating Excellence & Accomplishing Dreams) Program. R-E-A-D was created to foster the spirit of volunteerism among high school girls in the Tidewater area. R-E-A-D's motto is: “Cultivating today's young ladies into tomorrow's prominent professional women.” Through this program, young ladies are given the opportunity to volunteer at various organizations such as: the American Red Cross' Blood Drives, resident companions at Sentara Nursing Home, and are donating partners with ForKids Transitional Programs for underprivileged families. The young ladies participated in a Massie Information Assurance and Cybersecurity workshop: “Cyber Security and Digital Forensics” facilitated by one of the Massie research faculty.

    March 6, 2011
  • Black Engineer of the Year Award 25th Anniversary Conference

    Dr. Graham and Dr. Williams were invited panelists at the BEYA 2011 ceremony in Washington DC. Dr. Graham spoke about technology and cybersecurity being a great opportunity for HBCUs to carve out a niche. Dr. Williams spoke about nuclear safety research and the focus of the research which was “a need to develop a method to adapt and apply video motion detection (VMD) to develop an instrument capable of measuring the effects of long term exposure to low level radiation upon psycho-physiological functions in those exposed and their offspring.”

    February 20, 2011
  • STEM Day – Bertie County Public School System

    A cyber security training session was held for students from the Bertie County Public School System. Thirty students were introduced to Digital Forensics and steganography through lecture and hands-on exercises. The session was conducted by faculty from the Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI). The Massie Chair grant at NSU supports the activities of IA-REDI.

    February 19, 2011
  • Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day for Bertie County High School Students

    Norfolk State University's College of Science Engineering and Technology hosted STEM day for 30 students from Bertie County High School. A member of the Massie team introduced students to the field of steganography by way of a lecture and an interactive session.

    February 19, 2011
  • Boot Camp for Mississippi Valley State University

    IA-REDI faculty conducted an intense 4-day summer boot camp workshop at NSU for faculty representatives from Mississippi Valley State University. The goal of the workshop was to enhance the visitor's capabilities and expertise in information assurance and cyber security.

    2010
  • Visit to Virginia State University

    Project faculty and support staff visited Virginia State University to advise members of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department on developing an IA curricula. In addition, one project faculty member serves as an adviser to the Department of Computer Science at Hampton University regarding IA curricula matters.

    2010
  • Information Assurance and Cyber Security Outreach Seminar

    NSU sponsored an Information Assurance and Cyber Security Outreach Seminar as a forum for presenting information on our cyber initiatives, and ongoing research to participants from U.S. Joint Forces Command located in Suffolk VA, active duty military, local government officials, private industries, community leaders as well as professors from Old Dominion University, Hampton University and Mississippi Valley State University. Participants engaged in a round-table discussion targeting future potential collaborations and partnerships. The panel provided valuable feedback and insight for our plans to prepare more students for STEM fields in general and the Cyber Security field in particular.

    2010
  • "Hampton Roads Center for Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing"

    NSU entered a partnership and formed a consortium of researchers from Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Hampton University, and Christopher Newport University. The initial venture of this partnership was a proposal submitted in response to the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Material Command, Solicitation Number BAA-10-10-RIKA to form the “Hampton Roads Center for Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing.”

    2010
  • MSI/NNSA Technical Conference

    NSU hosted the Annual Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Technical Conference for two days in November. Conference activities included presentations by 23 minority institutions and tours of NSU research centers, laboratories and facilities.

    November 11, 2010
  • Annual Minority Serving Institutions (MSI's) Technical Meeting

    Hosted by NSU, the conference was attended by 23 Minority Serving Institutions and representatives from the Hispanic College Fund and Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Developed relationships and made plans to visit and collaborate with several HBCU's and MSI's.

    November 11, 2010
  • The National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA) Conference

    The conference was held in Atlanta, GA and attended IA-REDI support staff.

    November 20, 2010
  • NSU Recognition as a “Top School for Preparing Cyber Security Professionals”

    Norfolk State University was recognized as a “Top School for Preparing Cyber Security Professionals” in the Homeland Security Edition of US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine(November 2010). NSU is one of only 25 universities nationwide being recognized as a leader in preparing cyber security professionals. This Homeland Security Edition was distributed nationally and at the 25th Anniversary BEYA STEM Conference in Washington DC, February 17-19, 2011, to thousands of minority STEM students.

    November, 2010
  • NSU's Center of Excellence in Information Assurance became a member of CyberWatch in December 2010

    CyberWatch, founded by the National Science Foundation, is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies whose mission is to improve the quantity and quality of the information assurance (IA) workforce. Consortium members collaborate to share best practices, methodologies, curricula, course modules and materials, and provide faculty training and support to institutions that want to develop an IA curriculum.

    November, 2010
  • Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), Baltimore, MD

    Attended by Dr. Jonathan Graham and Ms. Fields. Future grant and training collaboration discussed and planned with Polytechnic University Puerto Rico, and University of the District of Columbia.

    June, 2010
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Toronto, Canada

    The conference was attended by Dr. Jonathan Graham, Ms. Fields and 18 CSET students. Faculty, staff, and students manned exhibits advertising the computer science programs.

    April, 2010
  • NSU Participates in the 2010 ADMI Conference

    Held in Jackson, MS, NSU students and faculty participated in poster and paper presentations.

    April, 2010