Cybersecurity at VCU

Cybersecurity Center

Outreach

Industry Outreach

  • Virginia Cyber Security Partnership (VCSP): a collaboration between the private and public sectors to create a trusted place to collectively discuss Cyber threats. While not designed to include technical sharing in the same manner as an industry ISAC, the partnership allows for the sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Richmond Bitcoin and Blockchain Meetup: The meet-up is led by Dr. Hong-Sheng Zhou. The group designed for all things Bitcoin and blockchain related for enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, economists, developers and investors to join us. All meetups are free and will be held in Richmond (VCU College of Engineering)
  • Blockchain Conference
  • RVASEC Conference: May 22-23, VCU

CAE Outreach

  • Moraine Community College: VCU was a participant at the March 22, 2018 Mentor/Peer Reviewer Training and CAE Application Process Workshop at Moraine Valley Community College
  • Cyber Range Conference: VCU is an active member of the Virginia Cyber Range and is a sponsor and attendee of their annual conference for Universities, Community Colleges and K–12.

K-12 Outreach

  • VCU 6-12 School Program: Dr. Fung visits high schools in the Great Richmond area delivering guest lectures to junior high students about computer science and technology since 2015. The visited high schools include Deep Run High School, Hermitage High School, CodeRVA and Highland Springs High School. The lectures provide education on current computer science research and technology and are intended to attract talented young minds to participate in the summer internship.
  • VCU Summer Internship Program 6-12: In 2015 Dr. Fung co-founded the High School Summer Internship program at VCU with the support from many high school teachers. The summer internship is an 8-week long program providing an opportunity for high school students to work on various projects. The summer internship program includes background lectures, project meetings, project progress workshops, project presentations and weekly seminars (see appendix for the sample calendar). Students are divided into groups on projects and are mentored by research assistants and faculty members. Every year dozens of high school students are enrolled into the summer program and study computer science.
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