Events & Activities

Cyber Security Events & Activities

 

2017:

 

01 April 2017

Cyber Defense Competition

Are you interested in designing foolproof networks, fending off cyber-attacks and developing systems that keep information secure? Join Argonne National Laboratory located in Argonne, Illinois for our Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition. Collegiate teams (Blue Team) come together to design and defend their network against the attackers (Red Team), who attempts to infiltrate the network and disrupt services.

 

31 March – 2 April 2017

DakotaCon

Join us for three full days of talks and trainings from the finest peeps in the security world! Come enjoy the benefits of a small conference where you won't get lost in the crowd and you get time to interact directly with the speakers and your security peers. Attending the talks on Friday is FREE, so you have no excuse! Bring your friends and co-workers for an epic weekend of security fun at Dakota State University! 

 

22 March 2017

Join the Intel Corporation representatives for an information session regarding the many openings for STEM students at Intel. Discuss the exciting opportunities for interns and graduates with degrees in CE, EE, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, Optics and more.  Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Location: AME 106

 

13-14 February 2017

DeveloperWeek Hackathon

The DeveloperWeek Hackathon invites 1,000 developers (600 at the headquarters and 400 off-site) to one of San Francisco’s largest hackathons, where you can compete to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes.

 

01 January to 01 April 2017

Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge

Designed to promote interest in digital forensics, develop relationships among academic institutions, foster collaboration between academia and the corporate sector, and provide a valuable hands-on exercise for learning and training. Registration will be available on January 1. Participants will be able to register any time during that period; however, contest entries must be submitted by 11:59PM April 1. Registration is free. First Place: $250

 

2016:

 

November – 2017

Cyber Security Challenge UK

Our sponsors provide challenges that are designed to test the skills that will help you to progress through to a F2F event and ultimately through to our Masterclass. The abilities tested in all of our competitions will help those of you who are looking to secure a career in the Cyber Security industry. We run a number of competitions testing different skills and age groups. Our main competitions programme involves online qualifiers and face-to-face semi-finals culminating in the annual Masterclass grand finale where our champion of the year is crowned.

 

15 November 2016

Microsoft Coding Competition

Microsoft will be hosting a coding event next Tuesday, 15 November 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in Benjamin Banneker Tech-A, Room 201. There will be food, prizes, giveaways, etc. Students should bring a laptop and charger. Please share the attached flyer with students. Information is also posted around the building. Students will need to sign up for a head count.

 

12 November 2016

Game Design Workshop

  • Free Vulnerability Tools to Audit Security
  • Mobile Banking: Securing the Next Financial Revolution
  • Top 10 Windows Security Controls & how to correctly collect them
  • Pen Testing the Virtual Environment
  • iPhone and iPad Forensics
  • BBTA ROOM 208

 

17-19 August 2016

Crack the Code

The FITC program will provide CIS students with information and resources students can use to develop their programming skills. Students will experience coding first-hand prior to their computer science classes. Students are highly recommended to continue their programming skills daily to enhance their knowledge and be successful with their computer science classes. Event will be held at 3 p.m. in the Benjamin Banneker Building A, Rm. 24 (Computer Lab). Practice makes perfect.

 

09 April 2016

Crack The Code STEM Day

STEM Day is an outreach activity for 7th -12th grade students, designed to increase their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and to highlight the various STEM activities taking place on FAMU’s campus. Theme: The event’s theme is “Crack the Code.” Students will unlock the mysteries of science with hands-on problem-solving experiments in STEM disciplines.

 

31 March 2016

The Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) 2016 Symposium

The Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) hosted a symposium devoted to computing issues relevant to minority students, education and institutions. This 2016 Symposium highlighted undergraduate and graduate research with particular interest on innovations in the computing field

In March of 2016 the CIS Secured Rattler team, led by Ms. Watson and Graduate Student Jonathan Smith participated in their very first CTF competition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They won FIRST place in the Hacking portion and third place over all!

 

2015:

 

28 March 2015

CSI STEM Day

Over 200 middle and high school students participated in an all-day event to learn about several STEM fields through hands-on activities. Students utilized new knowledge in the fields of Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to solve a mystery. Student ambassador involvement included participation in planning the mystery, assisting visiting students in each STEM area, tabling to provide teachers, parents, and students with information about FAMU’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences, presenting information about cyber security, and helping visitors solve a mystery through creative computer science solutions. This activity involved the entire FAMU FITC team (faculty and staff) and a total of 17 student ambassadors

 

20 March 2015

FSU Hackathon

Students from all around the Southeastern region gathered at Florida State’s Dirac Research Library to participate in HackFSU, planned by TechNole. For 30 hours, students in groups of 3-4 and mentors dedicated their time to creating one of a kind coded projects with their teams. The Florida A&M University Student Ambassadors attended this Hackathon and Student Deja Lindsey won an award.

 

2014:

 

18 September 2014

Microsoft Coding Competition

The Florida IT Career alliance (FITC) is hosted a Microsoft college campus coding competition on Thursday, September 18th, 2014, from 5pm to 7pm in Carothers Hall, Room 201. Students teamed up with two friends and brought a laptop and power cord. There was a $100 gift card for each winner and a Dell Pro Venue Giveaway. The competition was open to all FAMU and FSU students.

 

3-6 April 2014

The Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) 2016 Symposium

Each year, the Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) hosts a symposium devoted to computing issues relevant to minority students, education and institutions. The 2014 Symposium highlighted undergraduate and graduate research with particular interest on innovations in the computing field.

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