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News Archives

This section of the CIFA website contains archives of news stories related to CIFA or IA at UAlbany. The archives are currently separated by year:

2008

2007

NYS Cyber Security Conference / IASymposium

June 2007 - The 10th Annual 2007 NYS Cyber Security Conference co-sponsored by CSCIC, NYS Forum, and CIFA was another huge success! Also, the 2nd Annual Symposium on Information Assurance, chaired by Dr. Sanjay Goel (UAlbany) and Laura Iwan (CSCIC), featured two keynote addresses from Nick Weaver and Shambhu Upadhyaya and "Lookahead Pairs and Full Sequences: A Tale of Two Anomaly Detection Methods" by Hajime Inoue and Anil Somayaji as the best paper of the symposium.

UAlbany FRAP Grant Award

May 2007 - A University-wide grant was received by Dr. Sanjay Goel for "Analysis of Malicious Code on an Automated Quarantined Environment". This will be used to fund initial research on the creation of an automated anti-virus system using behavioral-based techniques.

2006

NYS Cyber Security Conference / IASymposium

June 2006 - The 9th Annual 2006 NYS Cyber Security Conference co-sponsored by CSCIC, NYS Forum, and CIFA was a great success with over 1000 participants. Also, this conference featured the 1st Annual Symposium on Information Assurance, chaired by Dr. Sanjay Goel (UAlbany) and Will Pelgrin(CSCIC), featured two keynote addresses from Peter Stephenson and Stephen F. Bush and "Securing Geographic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks " by Kyoung-Don Kang, Ke Liu, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh as the best paper of the symposium.

Capital Region Cyber Crime Partnership

October 2006 - A follow-up grant was received for $246,800 to continue the activities of the Capital Region Cyber Crime Partnership.

Journal Article Published

September 2006 - Innovative Model for Information Assurance Curriculum: A Teaching Hospital was published in ACM Journal of Education Resources in Computing, Vol. 6 , No. 3 detailing CIFA's Teaching Hospital in action (specifically related to information risk assessment curriculum).

Creating Data Classification Policies

September 2006 - A grant was received by Dr. Sanjay Goel to work with the NYS Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination in the development of a data classification policy and related manual/training materials which would be appllied to all New York State agencies.

Security Policies - Distance Delivery

March 2006 - INF 741 - Security Policies will be offered for the first time as an online course during March 19-30, 2007 for a group of University students and information security officers from various New York State agencies. Purdue University and UAlbany's Institute for Teaching Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL) assisted in distance delivery process and hosting of the course. This course was developed as a result of a grant from the Department of Education (FIPSE).

Permanent Center Status

March 2006 - The UAlbany senate has awarded permanent center status to CIFA at the University.

2005

NYS Cyber Security Conference

June 2005 - CIFA is co-sponsored the 2005 8th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference with CSCIC and NYS Forum for the first time this year. It received a record-breaking attendance of more than 1,500 participants.

Information Security Risk Assessment - Distance Delivery

November 2005 - INF 710 - Information Security Risk Assessment will be offered for the first time as an online course during November 7-18, 2005 for a group of University students and information security officers from various New York State agencies. Purdue University assisted in distance delivery process and hosting of the course. This course was developed as a result of a grant from the Department of Education (FIPSE).

2004

Capital Region Cyber Crime Partnership

December 14, 2004 - A grant of $225,000 from U.S. Department of Justice was received to build capacity to address cybercrime locally. This multi-agency initiative is led by eight District Attorney's in the Capital Region of New York, and the goal of the parnership is to improve investigation, forensic examination, and prosecution capacity in the Capital Region, which will result in a more effective response to crimes involving technology.

UALBANY Curriculum is validated by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee for NSI.4012

October, 2004 - "The 100% mapping of the U Albany Information Assurance curriculum to the recommendations of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Standard 4012 was validated by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee."

UALBANY Curriculum is validated by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee for NSI.4011

February 20, 2004 - "The 100% mapping of the U Albany Information Assurance curriculum to the recommendations of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Standard 4011 was validated by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee."

Information Assurance Concentration in Ph.D. Program

March 10, 2004 - Information Science Ph.D. Program Committee approved the new concentration. This concentration is an excellent opportunity for students who would like to continue their academic cariers on Information Assurance

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