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The Fordham Center for Cybersecurity (FCC)

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The Fordham Center for Cybersecurity (FCC) is an interdisciplinary and interschool hub for cybersecurity education, research, and training. It provides current and future professionals with the knowledge and skills in various areas of cybersecurity, through research, degree programs, certificates, and participation in cyber competitions and community outreach. The FCC is University-wide and works with Fordham schools and departments to offer faculty and students a wide array of opportunities.

 

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Fordham and the M.S. in Cybersecurity Program have recently been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). 

NSA and Homeland Security Designate Fordham as a Center for Excellence in Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity News

AI-Generated Movies? Just Give it Time

AI-Generated Movies? Just Give it Time

When the Writers Guild of America went on strike over the summer of 2023, one of their major grievances was the use of AI in television and movies. A recent presentation at Fordham’s cybersecurity conference last month helped illustrate why. “When I asked the CEO of a major movie company recently, ‘What’s the craziest thing …

In Major Election Year, Fighting Against Deepfakes and Other Misinformation

In Major Election Year, Fighting Against Deepfakes and Other Misinformation

With more than 50 countries holding national elections in 2024, information will be as important to protect as any other asset, according to cybersecurity experts. And misinformation, they said, has the potential to do enormous damage. “It’s a threat because what you’re trying to do is educate the citizenry about who would make the best …

Cybersecurity Jobs Remain Unfilled as Need for Talent Grows

Cybersecurity Jobs Remain Unfilled as Need for Talent Grows

Ransomware. Coordinated hacks. System-wide infiltration. Once the exclusive domain of Hollywood thrillers, cyber crime is now a regular part of daily life in an increasingly online world. As a result, cybersecurity specialists are needed now more than ever to help organizations protect sensitive data and systems from adversaries working to compromise them. But according to …

Hackers Use AI to Improve English, Says NSA Official

Hackers Use AI to Improve English, Says NSA Official

From “hacktivists” backed by foreign governments to the advantages and perils of artificial intelligence, National Security Agency (NSA) Director of Cybersecurity Rob Joyce highlighted three areas of focus in the cybersecurity field at the 10th International Conference on Cyber Security, held at Fordham on Jan. 9. Better English-Language Outreach The use of artificial intelligence is …

FBI and NSA Directors on 2024 Elections: Worry About Chaos, Not Vote Count

FBI and NSA Directors on 2024 Elections: Worry About Chaos, Not Vote Count

Ahead of the 2024 presidential vote, FBI Director Chris Wray and NSA Director General Paul Nakasone warned of potential threats that could interfere with the election, but said that Americans should feel confident in their ballots. “Americans can and should have confidence in our election system,” Wray said. “And none of the election interference efforts …

Cybersecurity Conference Addresses the Threat Within

Cybersecurity Conference Addresses the Threat Within

The Hollywood version of a hacker who infiltrates a computer system may look like someone hunched over a laptop in a dark remote location. In fact, according to the FBI, between a quarter and half of all daily cyberthreats come from “insider threats.” On March 16, law enforcement, private industry, and academic leaders convened at …

Ukraine Cybersecurity Officials Describe Defense Against Cyber War

Ukraine Cybersecurity Officials Describe Defense Against Cyber War

From the moment a group of Ukrainian officials entered the room for a July 20 panel on Ukraine’s virtual front line amidst Russian aggression, the mood palpably shifted. Here, after two days of discussions on previous hacks and potential threats, sat four people who left a war-torn nation for the first time since Russia attacked …

Easing Suspicion About Smart Cities

Easing Suspicion About Smart Cities

At a July 20 panel on smart cities, Fordham Law graduate Yoram Elkaim, vice president of legal for Google in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, asked, “In a smart city is there such a thing as anonymity anymore?” “As a student here, we learned a lot about the right to privacy and the Fourth Amendment, …

Experts Discuss How to Protect Top-Secret Information From Insider Risks

Experts Discuss How to Protect Top-Secret Information From Insider Risks

The greatest risk to a government or private organization isn’t always an outside threat. Sometimes it’s a current or former employee—and the harm is often done unintentionally.  In the panel “Insider Risk: Mind Games” at the 2022 International Conference on Cyber Security on July 20, four experts on managing insider risk discussed the challenges that …

Panel Warns of Sophisticated State-Sponsored Cyberattacks and Ransomware

Panel Warns of Sophisticated State-Sponsored Cyberattacks and Ransomware

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many of the trends in cyber warfare that had already been picking up steam, making cooperation between likeminded countries and global corporations more important than ever, panelists agreed in a discussion at Fordham on July 19. “Geopolitics and Cyber Risk,” a discussion moderated by Joshua Larocca, managing director of the firm …

Relationships Prove Critical in ‘Constantly Evolving’ Cyberthreat Landscape

Relationships Prove Critical in ‘Constantly Evolving’ Cyberthreat Landscape

One of the first cases Anthony Ferrante, FCRH ’01, GSAS ’04, worked on when he joined the FBI involved a terrorist cell using advanced technologies to plan an attack against the U.S. “It was during our work in this case that I saw the impressive power of likeminded individuals from public and private entities around …