Student Presents at the Women in Cyber Security Conference

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Computer Science Student Presents at the Women in Cyber Security Conference

Published: April 11, 2016.

Krystal Le presents at the 2016 Women in Cyber Security
(WiCyS) Conference from March 31 – April 2 in Dallas, Texas.

For the second time, Computer Science major Krystal Le of Oswego presented at the 2016 Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference from March 31 – April 2 in Dallas, Texas.

The WiCyS Conference is an event that brings together women interested in cyber security from across the country to share and explore research opportunities for advanced study. Participants come from academia, government, and industry as they represent the many diverse fields within cyber security. Computer Science major Jenna Rolowicz of Darien was among the attendees.

This year, Le’s work explored the nature of the DOS threat to DNS availability and how to reduce it in her project entitled, “Securing DNS Servers Against Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks,” under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Jason Perry. Le’s work focused on setting up a virtual machine that runs a DNS server, launches a denial-of-service attack against it, installs and configures protections to then show that they help mitigate the attacks.

Le and Rolowicz attended the 2016 WiCyS Conference as a result of generous contributions to the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from its advisory board and alumni. Dr. Ray Klump, chair and professor of Lewis University Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, said “These types of activities are important in order to deepen students' interest in their field and expose them to the inspiring culture of innovation that typifies Computer Science.”

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, with concentrations in Cyber Security, Web and Mobile Development, Data Science, and Video Game Development. It also offers minors in Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Data Science, and Web and Mobile Application Development. At the graduate level, it offers a nationally recognized for a Master of Science in Information Security program, which includes an innovative fast-track that enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. A master's degree in Data Science is also available for students who wish to learn more about Big Data. A new Master of Science in Computer Science will start in August 2016.

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 for further information.

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