March 26: Mastering Data Science and Statistical Analysis Information Session

March 26: Mastering Data Science and Statistical Analysis Information Session

Applied Statistics  |  Bioinformatics  |  Business Analytics |

Cybersecurity  |  Data Analytics  |  Data Science  |  Statistics

GIScience and Environmental Data Analytics

Learn about the programs! Meet the faculty! FREE to attend! RSVPs by March 22 are appreciated!

March 26, 2019
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Check-in starts at 6 p.m.
University of Delaware
The Tower at STAR Audion
100 Discovery Blvd.
Newark, DE 19713

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Feb 25: National Security Implications of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Tech

Feb 25: National Security Implications of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Tech

Join us for a conversation with Yaya Fanusie, Senior Fellow, Center on Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology enable new ways to transfer value and are bringing about unique new business models to the world. But as with most technological innovation, these new tools also bring risks. This session will cover how criminals and other illicit actors are leveraging crypto/blockchain tools, how financial authorities around the world are working to investigate and counter such use, and the long term security implications of an emerging cryptocurrency ecosystem that operates outside the current financial system. Mr. Yaya J. Fanusie will bring insights gained as an expert working in the United States against terrorism and illicit finance threats for well over a decade.

Yaya J. Fanusie is a senior fellow at FDD and expert at FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power. His research focuses on the national security implications of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and other technological innovations. Yaya spent seven years as both an economic and counterterrorism analyst in the CIA, where he regularly briefed federal law enforcement, U.S. military personnel, and White House-level policy makers—including President George W. Bush whom he personally briefed on terrorism threats in 2008. In 2009, he spent three months in Afghanistan providing analytic support to senior military officials. After government service, Yaya joined a small consulting firm where he led a team of analysts working on a multi-billion-dollar recovery effort involving a global corruption ring.

Yaya recently co-authored a report titled, “Bitcoin Laundering: An Analysis of Illicit Flows into Digital Currency Services”, the first public domain analysis of how illicit digital currency is laundered around the globe.

Yaya is a regular contributor at Forbes and regularly contributes analysis to the media both in print and on broadcast, including on CNNand Fox News. He has testified multiple times before Congress on a range of illicit finance issues.

Yaya received an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Economics from The University of California, Berkeley.

A networking reception will immediately follow the talk.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative, Electrical & Computer EngineeringFirst State Fintech Lab and the Institute for Financial Services Analytics.

Directions to University of Delaware Perkins Parking Garage

Directions to Perkins Garage located at 401 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716 can be found here. Perkins Parking Garage is attached to the Career Services Center [Lot 4C]

After Exiting Perkins Parking Garage:

  • Turn right onto Academy Street
  • Continue on Academy Street to the Harker Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering (ISE) Lab located on the corner of Academy Street and Lovett Avenue.
  • Cross Academy Street at Lovett Avenue and follow the path around the construction to the left. Evans Hall will be on your right. Enter the first door on the right. Take the second hallway on the left. The iSuite is on the left.
  • If you need assistance on the day of your visit, please contact Wendy Jordan: (302) 383-5847 (mobile).

Date and Time
Mon, February 25, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Evans Hall
139 The Green
Room 132 – iSuite
Newark, DE 19716

UDCSI Pizza Lunches

UDCSI Pizza Lunches

UD Cybersecurity Initiative Pizza Lunches

132 Evans Hall – Cyber iSuite 12:00 – 1:00 pm

October is the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). An annual, month-long celebration of cybersecurity in recognition of the growing importance it plays throughout our lives. Please join UD’s Cybersecurity Initiative throughout the month for pizza and cybersecurity discussions (topics below).

October 11, 2018 – Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business

Discussion Lead: Dr. Nii Attoh-Okine, Interim Academic Director, UD Cybersecurity Initiative

October 19, 2018 – Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

Discussion Lead: Dr. Nektarios Tsoutsos, Assistant Professor-Electrical and Computer Engineering

October 25, 2018- The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

Discussion Lead: Dr. Andy Novocin, Assistant Professor-Electrical and Computer Engineering

November 8, 2018- Cybersecurity Preparedness in Corporate America – What are we missing?

Discussion Lead: Paul Ferrillo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice

Kindly RSVP to Wendy Jordan at

Advancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Knowledge

Advancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Knowledge

A three-day conference sponsored by the UD’s Cybersecurity Initiativeand College of Health Sciences

September 10-12, 2018
University of Delaware
John M. Clayton Hall, Newark, Del.
Free and open to the public—WALK-INS WELCOME!

Pre-registration for this conference is now closed. Walk-in registration is available on-site.

Advancing Healthcare Cybersecurity Knowledge is a conference that brings together experts from information technology, healthcare, cybersecurity and business to address important cybersecurity issues facing the healthcare industry.

All stakeholders and professionals affected by cybersecurity in healthcare—including physicians, healthcare practitioners, health IT professionals, faculty and students and more—are invited to join us for this critical conversation. Topics include:

  • Cybersecurity and Patient Information
  • Role of Healthcare Providers
  • Implications of Blockchain
  • Telehealth and Security Threats
  • Medical Device Cybersecurity
  • Cyberdefense Best Practices
  • Plus practical workshops addressing attacker psychology, enterprise security, incident response and more.

Registration for this event is FREE, but attendance is limited. Lunch and/or breakfast provided each day. Free parking is available.

Pre-registration for this conference is now closed. Walk-in registration is available on-site.

For more information, write to


Summer camp trains students to be the first line of cyberdefense

Summer camp trains students to be the first line of cyberdefense

For the last nine years, Wilmington University has hosted an annual United States Cyber Challenge (USCC) summer camp, immersing dozens of students in week-long program with an intense curriculum focused on cybersecurity.

On Friday, 2018’s camp graduated over 40 students–some from Delaware, some from across the globe, as far away as South Korea, South Africa, and China.

Governor John Carney was one of the impressive speakers at the camps graduation. He said cyber security is a big deal and affects the nation on many levels.

“People’s data security is at risk, we have seen data breaches with commercial institutions, retail establishments over the last several years, so it is a real privacy concern,” said Carney. “There are cyberthreats in the military arranged as well.”

The camp educates, recruits, and informs the next generation by teaching them crucial skills which will help them one day be the country’s first line of cybersecurity.

“This is a really important camp to develop a workforce that we need to be successful in combating that kind of a threat,” said Carney.

According to the FBI, cybercrime is the third-greatest threat to U.S. national security, after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction.

Congresswomen Lisa Blunt Rochester spoke to this year’s graduating class, instilling in them that this is not just a summer camp, but a way to take down the bad guys.

“In the Marvel comics it is usually ordinary people doing extraordinary things and right now the training that they just received are in areas that will help us with terrorism, its area that will help us with our personal private data our health care,” said Rochester. “I wanted them to understand the significance of this training that they are getting. They might feel like an ordinary person, but really the work that they are doing and help and save us all.”

The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the cost of cyber crime is $400 billion a year, and by 2022, there will be 1.8 million open jobs in cybersecurity–big business. With the average age of cyber professionals being 42, this camp does the following:

  • Developed student skills to help fill the ranks of cyber security professionals in and outside of government
  • Shortages of qualified cyber security personnel extend from the government to the U.S. defense industrial base, information systems contractors, utilities, telecommunications companies and most other segments of the critical infrastructure
  • The camp gives students in Delaware the chance to receive training from world class cyber security experts, practice their new skills, and inform them of educational and employment opportunities
  • Identify and nurture America top young people destined for careers in cyber security.

Krystian Bates, Patrick Mahoney, Alex Reuben and Hannah Tattan were this year’s camp scholarship recipients. Each student received a $2,500 award—a thousand to go towards IC-squared classes and the rest for schooling.

Bates is from Delaware and was one of this year’s graduates. He was first introduced to cybersecurity through his dad, who teaches ethical hacking and information security at Delaware Technical Community College.

“[The camp] taught me things that I could use later on, hopefully in the military, such as Computer forensics and ethical hacking,” said Bates.

Mahoney is originally from California and has been living in Delaware for the last six years. He is stationed here with the military and said he has always been a computer nerd. One thing that he learned from the camp was how vulnerable a computer really is.

“The fact that you can do so much harm without physically being at your target is pretty insane to me,” said Mahoney. “[Cyber security] isn’t for everyone but if you like tinkering with things, especially math, then you should give it a try.”

Published Jul 27, 2018

Resilience Week 2018

Resilience Week 2018

Transforming the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems and Communities

Resilience Week Objective: A symposium dedicated to advancing the interdisciplinary dialogue on policy and technologies that accelerate critical infrastructure and community resilience to unexpected and malicious threats.



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