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    • cybersecurity

      NSA Professionals Score College Creds at Drexel 

      November 03, 2017

      For more than half a century, students in training to become experts in numerous fields at the National Security Agency have participated in rigorous training at the National Cryptologic School — learning everything from foreign languages to codebreaking. Today the school with the classified curriculum is expanding its coursework to keep students ahead of the latest technological threats by partnering with Drexel University to offer them the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity. 

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      Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence For Cybersecurity Education

      June 28, 2017

      Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”

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      Drexel Cybersecurity Team’s First Season Marked by ‘Amazing’ Growth

      April 13, 2017

      In less than a year, the CyberDragons went from a team of novices to one with enough hands-on experience in defense and security to beat more seasoned competitors and prepare for life after college.

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      Q & A: How Can Highher Ed Catch Up With the Demand for Cybersecurity Pros?

      March 20, 2017

      In recent years, colleges and universities have ramped up efforts to offer cybersecurity training to students in related fields, but providing the "right" set of skills to enter a career that involves warding off perpetually and rapidly evolving cyber threats is often a shot at a moving target.
      To improve its ability to hit the mark, Drexel University's Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute has been working closely with industry professionals to keep its master's degree and online certificate curriculums fresh and provide hands-on experiences.

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      Drexel Team Eyes Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

      January 11, 2017

      Drexel University is preparing to field its first intercollegiate team in cybersecurity. A dozen students have been in training since the summer, coached by professionals from Susquehanna International Group, LLC, to ready themselves for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—a national contest that pits students against hackers and a variety of digital dilemmas they might face in the cybersecurity field. Drexel and SIG are partnering to enter a team in the competition for the first time. 

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  • 2016

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      Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays

      December 01, 2016

      It’s that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we’ve sifted through the University’s stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one. 

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    • Drexel’s Cybersecurity Institute Receives $3 Million Naming Gift

      May 09, 2016

      The gift from the Isaac and Carol Auerbach Family Foundation will help the institute to train experts to counter cyber threats and to professionalize the field of cyber-risk management.

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    • Graduate student Akshay Finney has gained experience and knowledge in a burgeoning field and found a mentor at his co-op.

      A Graduate-Level Co-op in an Emerging Field

      January 04, 2016

      Before attending one of Drexel’s career fairs, graduate student Akshay Finney never really considered healthcare IT security. Now he’s gained experience and knowledge in a burgeoning field and found a mentor at his job.

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  • 2015

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      The Upworthy Don: Formulas That Drive Google, Klout, Facebook Help Drexel Researchers Understand Organized Cybercrime

      April 03, 2015

      Notorious gangsters Al Capone and Carlo Gambino were famously done in by tax evasion charges. John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” was given up by a confidant. While the criminal masterminds of today are conducting their nefarious business online, the key to taking them down depends on understanding how they organize and where to squeeze them. Researchers from Drexel University’s Privacy and Security Automation Lab are searching for that pressure point by studying the activity of cybercrime forums. Their findings could guide the next generation of “Untouchables.”

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      Dusting for Cyber Fingerprints: Computer Scientists Use Coding Style to Identify Anonymous Programmers

      February 26, 2015

      A team of computer scientists, led by researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, have devised as way to lift the veil of anonymity protecting cybercriminals by turning their malicious code against them. Their method uses a parsing program to break down lines of code, like an English teacher diagraming a sentence, and then another program captures distinctive patterns that can be used to identify its author.

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    • Masked man holding an assault rifle with social media icons nearby.

      Drexel Students Join Anti-Extremism Cyber Fight

      February 20, 2015

      To fight the spread of extremism on social media, a class of Drexel students is consulting with the U.S. State Department on new, online anti-radical strategies.

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    • Norman Balchunas, retired Air Force colonel and director of cybersecurity programs at Drexel's Cybersecurity Institute

      Drexel Cybersecurity Institute Director Receives Veteran Award

      February 13, 2015

      Despite moving 51 times, Drexel’s Norman Balchunas always called Philadelphia home. Now the retired Air Force colonel is receiving a Philadelphia Business Journal Veterans of Influence Award for his work in the city.

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      Drexel Cybersecurity Institute And U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'

      February 10, 2015

      Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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  • 2014

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      Drexel Opens Cybersecurity Institute

      February 24, 2014

      Pulling from its many resources in online data management and protection, Drexel University is opening a cybersecurity institute to address national cyber-based threats and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. The Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute, which occupies a 4,000 square-foot space on the third floor of the Science Center Building at 3401 Market St., will serve as a center for research, teaching and training; and a cybersecurity resource for industry, government and the military.

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