Jacobson featured on Iowa Public Radio

Doug Jacobson, University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio’s Ben Kieffer on the December 9 edition of River to River. Jacobson and ISU associate professor of information systems Brian Mennecke, give their takes on the latest news regarding privacy, data collection, and cyber-security at the link below. The Illusion of Privacy in [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State awarded NSF Global City Teams Challenge project

Part of $40 million White House Smart Cities Initiative A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University was awarded one of 12 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) research projects by the National Science Foundation this week. The GCTC, a joint initiative of the National Institute of Standards [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State cyber security experts make virtual lab available for classrooms, competitions

“The red team is watching,” warns the web brochure about the Cyber Defense Competitions at Iowa State University. The red team is typically made up of industry professionals and graduate students. Their goal for an eight-hour cyber competition is to hack into the computer networks set up by as many as 200 students divided into [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State information assurance master’s degree commended

Department of electrical and computer engineering online master’s program named number four in the nation The online master’s degree in information assurance at Iowa State has been ranked fourth in the nation by The Best Schools. Guidelines for selection included academic excellence, types of available classes, faculty strength, rankings and reputation. The top three schools [Continue Reading…]

Information assurance coursework-only master’s program offers flexibility in growing field

Data breaches like the one Target faced this holiday shopping season are a constant concern in the information assurance field. Doug Jacobson, University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center, says cybersecurity is increasingly crucial as more data is stored digitally. “Hackers are getting more sophisticated [Continue Reading…]

ECpE hosts annual Cyber Defense Competition

More than 200 Iowa State University students will spend a Saturday beating back eight hours of computer attacks. It’s the latest edition of the annual Cyber Defense Competitions at Iowa State. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 on the first floor of Coover Hall. The event is free and open [Continue Reading…]

Jacobson awarded for contributions to information security education

Douglas Jacobson, University professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Iowa State Information Assurance Center, was recently recognized with a 2011 Security 7 Award from the Information Security magazine for his work with information security education. Each year, the magazine honors seven professionals who have done work in the realm of information [Continue Reading…]

Teams compete in ISU’s Cyber Defense Competition

Over 130 Iowa State students worked in teams to build, secure, and defend networks against experienced computer security professionals acting as hackers at Iowa State University’s Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, October 15. The Iowa State University Information Assurance Center, in association with the Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) Laboratory, and the Information [Continue Reading…]

Cyber competitions increase student interest in information assurance

Ninety students from community colleges across the state gathered on Iowa State’s campus in early December to compete in the Information Assurance Center’s Cyber Defense Competition. The competition, which has been held annually for community college teams since 2007, is designed to provide students with a simulation of real-life network security threats. Teams participating in [Continue Reading…]

ISEAGE in line to receive additional funding

University Professor Doug Jacobson’s Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) lab could receive additional funding as part of a $5.2 million federal aid bill recently passed by the Appropriations Subcommittee. Read the full article here: www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=162686