Lewis University Begins Cyber Defense Group

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Lewis University Begins Cyber Defense Group

Published: October 23, 2015.

The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences recently started a new initiative, CaMS Cyber Defense Group, to provide additional hands-on lab experiences for students to learn cyber security skills, concepts and tools. The initiative complements the Departmentís many courses in cyber security, which give students an opportunity to earn a concentration in cyber security while earning a bachelorís degree in Computer Science.

The group is led by two Computer Science seniors, Brandon White and Steven Day, who have gained a lot of experience working in cyber security already and know exactly what students need to learn now to become professionals who protect data systems. It is an entirely student-run group in which students teach students the latest tips and tricks in this critically important field.

This effort goes hand-in-hand with another initiative launched this year: the CaMS Speaker Series. The series focuses on great ideas in Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering and the applications that employ them to transform the world. Each month, the series explores the theory and application of an impactful idea or innovation in these three interrelated fields. The series seeks to help students understand those fundamental ideas that shape modern technologies as well as emerging issues related to the technologies themselves.

Visit http://cs.lewisu.edu/~klumpra/camssem2015/cyberdefensegroup.html to learn more about the CaMS Cyber Defense Group. There you will also find a link to the CaMS Speaker Series, which thus far has held presentations on how the Google search engine works, how social engineering is used as a cyber security weapon, how mathematicians and computer scientists helped win World War II, and the critical challenges facing cyber security professionals today.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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