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Resources to assist with the successful completion of a Cybersecurity degree at UT


CERIAS - Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security - A Purdue University department, CERIAS is one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in areas of information security that are crucial to the protection of critical computing and communication infrastructure. CERIAS is unique among such national centers in its multidisciplinary approach to the problems, ranging from purely technical issues to ethical, legal, educational, communicational, linguistic, and economic issues, and the subtle interactions and dependencies among them.

CIS - Center for Internet Security - CIS is a non-profit institution that strives to make a connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. CIS offers best practices guidelines (CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks) for IT leaders to use to safeguard their organizations. - delivers the latest breaking tech news, analysis, opinion, video and how-to for senior IT professionals and techies.

Computer Security News, Advice and Research | Naked Security - Naked Security is Sophos's award-winning threat news room, giving you news, opinion, advice and research on computer security issues and the latest internet threats.

CSD-HOST | Homeland Security - The Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program’s mission is to investigate open-security methods, models and technologies and identify viable and sustainable approaches that support national cybersecurity objectives based on open-source software.

CSO - Security news, features and analysis about prevention, protection and business innovation. CSO provides news, analysis and research on a broad range of security and risk management topics. Areas of focus include information security, physical security, business continuity, identity and access management, loss prevention and more.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - A dictionary of common names (i.e., CVE Identifiers) for publicly known information security vulnerabilities. CVE’s common identifiers make it easier to share data across separate network security databases and tools, and provide a baseline for evaluating the coverage of an organization’s security tools.

Cybersecurity | Homeland Security - The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.

Dark Reading - Dark Reading is now the most trusted online community for security professionals. Members include thought-leading security researchers, CISOs, and technology specialists, along with thousands of other security professionals.

Darknet - Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing & Computer Security. Darknet is a group of like-minded individuals founded around 1999 sharing knowledge in password cracking, cracking, cryptography, programming, network security, Linux, Windows, UNIX and more.

Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) - DC3 is designated as a national cyber center as a Department of Defense (DoD) center of excellence for Digital and Multimedia (D/MM) forensics and serves as the operational focal point for the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program. - Ehacking or Ethical Hacking has been founded with the aim to create secure cyber space by spreading security awareness, security training plus information security services.

GovTech - is the online portal to Government Technology, a division of e.Republic, Inc. Government Technology and its sister publications are an award-winning family of magazines covering information technology's role in state and local governments. Through in-depth coverage of IT case studies, emerging technologies and the implications of digital technology on the policies and management of public sector organizations, Government Technology chronicles the dynamics of governing in the information age. Managers, elected officials, CIOs and technology staff at all levels of government gain IT news and event information from Government Technology magazine.

Honeynet Project - The Honeynet Project is a leading international security research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve Internet security. With Chapters around the world, volunteers have contributed to fight against malware, discovering new attacks and creating security tools used by businesses and government agencies all over the world. The organization continues to be on the cutting edge of security research by working to analyze the latest attacks and educating the public about threats to information systems.

IEEE Spectrum - IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. This site keeps over members informed about major trends and developments in technology, engineering, and science. IEEE's blogs, podcasts, news and features stories, videos and interactive infographics engage visitors with clear explanations about emerging concepts and developments.

Information Security Forum - ISF is the world's leading authority on information risk management. They supply authoritative opinion and guidance on all aspects of information security, as well as, deliver practical solutions to overcome the wide-ranging security challenges that impact business information today.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Founded in 1865, ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is managed by the ITU Development sector as a trusted reference that measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level – to raise awareness of the importance and different dimensions of the issue.

National Cyber Security Alliance - NCSA's mission is to educate and empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) - OWASP is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Their mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks.

SANS Institute - The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.

Threatpost - Threatpost is an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for professionals worldwide.

US-CERT | United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team - The Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) leads efforts to improve the Nation's cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks to the Nation while protecting the constitutional rights of Americans.

Professional Associations and Training

Professional Associations and Training

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) - ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking. There are multiple special interest groups within the organization to choose from.

ASIS Online - ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests.

CompTIA - CompTIA is a world's leading tech association with opportunities for student members.

FIRST - FIRST is the premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents. FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations.

High Technology Crime Investigation Association - HTCIA continues to solidify its position as the leader in professional organizations devoted to the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes involving advanced technologies. Protecting Critical Infrastructure, which includes the generation of electricity, water, sewer, food production and transportation is one of their primary focuses.

IEEE Cybersecurity - IEEE Computer Society is a world’s leading computing membership organization, and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders. The IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative (CYBSI) was launched in 2014.

(ISC)² - Founded in 1989, (ISC)² is an international, nonprofit membership association for information security leaders.

ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) - ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) - The NICCS is a key resource of cybersecurity information. NICCS directly supports the three components of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) that focus on enhancing awareness, expanding the pipeline, and evolving the field of cybersecurity. NICCS is a national resource available to anyone from government, industry, academia, and the general public who seeks to learn more about cybersecurity and opportunities in the field.

National White Collar Crime Center - NW3C provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

Funding Opportunities

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service | NSF - National Science Foundation - The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. This is a funding effort for students pursuing education in Cybersecurity.

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