Outreach

2021 Outreach Activities

  • DoD Summer Apprenticeship/Internship Program

    The Computer Science Department has been approved to hold an eight-week Summer Apprenticeship/Internship Cybersecurity program for a number of selected high school and undergraduate students who will be selected to participate across the US. This eight-week long summer training will be coordinated by Dr. Samuel BO Olatunbosun of the Computer Science Department and is being sponsored by the Department of the Army, a Division of the Department of Defense (DoD). The camp will hold starting early June and will end in late July 2021.

  • CCI Cyber Camp

    Norfolk State will facilitate the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative cyber camp. Student will test their skills, learn some new ones, and polish your resume and job interview techniques to help you build a career in this meaningful field. 

    The camp is being held virtually and on three consecutive Saturdays––July 31, August 7, and August 14, 2021. During the camp students will be working with some of the top experts in the nation and meeting students from across Virginia who are as passionate about cybersecurity as you are. 

2020 Outreach Activities

  • DoD HBCU Summer Research Apprenticeship Program

    The Computer Science Department held a six-week Summer Apprenticeship/Internship Cybersecurity program for four high school students who were resident in the states of California and Virginia of the United States. This six-week summer training was coordinated by Dr. Samuel BO Olatunbosun of the Computer Science Department and was sponsored by the Department of the Army, a Division of the Department of Defense (DoD). The camp (held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions) was held from June 15 to July 24, 2020.

  • Virtual Summer CECOR Research 2020

    Dr. Jonathan Graham, Dr. C Hinds, Dr. Hu, Dr. Olatunbosun, and Dr. Williams facilitated the CECOR sponsored Summer research program for students virtually in 2020. The seven week Virtual Summer Program introduced students to Cybersecurity, Forensics, Machine Learning, Python Programming, OpenCV, Anonmaly Detection, and more.

2019 Outreach Activities

  • 2019 Summer Research Program

    Dr. Jonathan Graham facilitated the CECOR sponsored Summer research program for students at Norfolk State University. The Undergraduate research program provided opportunities for students to carry out independent research projects with the guidance of NSU Science and Technology faculty. The Students learnt the latest methodologies in research while improving observation and communication skills. Through meetings with great scientists, the Summer Research program promoted awareness of the diversity of research areas.

  • 2019 GenCyber Summer Professional Development Workshop

    GenCyber is a jointly funded effort sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National  Science  Foundation  (NSF). The GenCyber Summer cyber security summer workshop was held for regional high school teachers. The PI of grant was Dr. Jonathan Graham and he was assisted by Dr. D'Nita Graham, Dr Felicia Doswell and Mr. Wayne Andrew.  The GenCyber program provided summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program were as follows: (1) to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, (2) to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and (3) to improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.

2018 Outreach Activities

  • Cybersecurity Residential Summer Camp

    The Computer Science Department held a one week Cybersecurity residential Summer Camp  for 56 High School students from throughout the state of Virginia. This one week summer camp was coordinated by Dr. Cheryl Hinds of the Computer Science Department and  sponsored by GearUp and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The camp was held from July 8 - 13, 2018.
     

  • 8 Week Summer internship

    Dr. Jonathan Graham and Dr. Cheryl Hinds facilitated an 8 week Summer internship for students from Voorhees College, Benedict College, Claflin University, South Carolina State University The University of the Virgin Islands and Norfolk State University. The students worked in groups on several digital forensics projects as detailed below.

    • Challenge Image –  Angie Estien, Rhonda Forbes, Thalia Guadalupe (University of the Virgin Islands)
    • Mobile Forensics – K’Torez Whetstone (Voorhees College), Arl Polydore (University of the Virgin Islands), Kelrianna Sistrunk (Benedict)
    • Digital Forensics – Akeem Wilkins, Marty Everett, Trever Armstrong (Norfolk State University)
    •  Forensics Case Studies – Jamarcus Glenn (South Carolina State), Melvin Jackson Jr (Voorhees College), Jonathan Mott (Claflin University), David James (Voorhees College)
    •  Malware Deploy –  Austin Alexander (Claflin University), Devonte Bethea (Claflin University), Marlin Prince (Norfolk State University)

    In addition, students developed a virtual machine network, learnt Python and Linux as a part of a professional development seminar. The internship ran from May 30th until July 20th.

2017 Outreach Activities

  • STEM4Girls Workshop

    Dr. Cheryl Hinds, Assistant Professor of the Computer Science Department taught two sessions at the STEM4Girls workshop which was held at The Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach and hosted by the American Association for University Women in March 2017 The title of the workshop session was " Steganography: The Art of Hiding Messages in Plain Sight" The workshop was attended by middle school girls from the Hampton Roads area.
     

  • The 2017 CASE Workshop: Cyber Psychology

    June 7, 2017

    The Center of Excellence in Cyber Security (COE-CS) will be hosting the second Cyber Analysis Simulation Environment (CASE-V) Workshop on June 7-8, 2017 to be held at Norfolk State University. The workshop will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from academia, government and industry to discuss current advances in cyberpsychology research and education. The workshop will provide a forum centered upon the need to advance science of security to generate/adapt psychology/criminology theories/models to cybersecurity.

    There is a lack of theories and models of user behavior in cyber environments to allow security solutions to classify user intent and capability, predict how users will react to certain stimuli and induce mitigating adversarial behavior. Security solutions will benefit from models of human behavior interacting with security systems which will provide insights into estimating impact of attack, attack objectives, appropriate response taken by defender, and predict future behavior. This workshop will provide participants insight into state-of-the art research at the intersection of psychology, forensics, sociology, modeling and cyber security. The workshop will have keynote speakers, invited talks, panel discussions and breakout sessions

2016 Outreach Activities

  • Community Outreach: Virginia Cyber Camp

    July 11 2016

    Cyber Camp to be held Jul 11 - Aug 5, 2016 at City of Portsmouth Public Schools. Sponsored by Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • GENCYBER Summer Camp

    July 5, 2016

    gencyber-logo-small.pngThe Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) at Norfolk State University is hosting a two week GenCyber Cybersecurity summer camp for High School Students, (rising 9th, through 12th grade). The camp will be held from July 5th to July 15th, 9 am to 4 pm on the Norfolk State University Campus.

    GenCyber is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of this program is to increase Cybersecurity awareness among high school students and introduce them to Cybersecurity professions. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of Cybersecurity professionals in the nation as currently the USA has a shortage of Cybersecurity professionals in the workplace to defend the nation against cyber-attacks.

    Please e-mail your application to (gencyber@nsu.edu) or fax it to 757 823-9229. Alternatively you may mail it to the address provided on the application form.

  • Cybersecurity Summer Camp

    June 20, 2016

    The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IAREDI) at Norfolk State University is hosting a one week Cybersecurity summer academy, sponsored by the Department of Energy, for High School students. The goal of this program is to increase Cybersecurity awareness among high schoolers and introduce them to cyber security professions. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of cyber security professionals in the nation as currently the USA has a shortage of Cybersecurity professionals in the workplace.

  • The Colloquium for Information Security Education

    The Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE), June 13 - 15, Philadelphia, PA

    June 13, 2016

  • COE 2016 First Cybersecurity Faculty Training Workshop

    COE 2016 First Cybersecurity Faculty Training Workshop

    June 2, 2016

    NSU COE in Cybersecurity will hold a week-long faculty training workshop for faculty from various HBCU(s) and MSI(s). There will be shared access to lab resources for learning, research, development and experimentation for selected faculty and students who inspire to specialize in this field of research and education.