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Students in the News

November 2, 2018 - A team of four M.S. in Cybersecurity students from Fordham competed at the NYC Cyber 9/12 Challenge, hosted by Columbia University. The competition challenges students from a variety of disciplines, including Computer Science, Political Science, and International Policy, to provide analysis and policy recommendations on fictional cyber threat scenarios. Fordham's team consisted of Christopher Kohlios, Megha Anand, Kristen Griggs, and Alessandro Baccarini. 

Four students around a sign for the 2018 NYC Cyber 9/12 Challenge

July 19, 2018 - Peter Ivezaj, President of Digital Upkeep and recent graduate of the Fordham Cybersecurity program, has published a CVE pertaining to an authentication flaw in VMWare Horizon DaaS (Desktop as a Service). CVE 2018-6960 is an authentication flaw that may allow an attacker to bypass two factor authentication with a legitimate account on Horizon DaaS. VMWare's information security group was contacted and promptly issued a patch for the vulnerability. Ivezaj emphasizes the need to know your own devices and services thoroughly, proactively adapting your system design for security. He has been inspired by "a spirit of excellence in the atmosphere at Fordham, with collaboration amongst information security peers, intelligence community professionals, academic researchers, and full time students." Dr. Thaier Hayajneh, Director of the Fordham Center for Cybersecurity, states "We are very proud of this accomplishment by one of our students. Identifying new vulnerabilities is a difficult but critical contribution for advancing the field of cybersecurity."

Faculty in the News

Professor Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., was quoted in The New York Times, "New York Today": How to Beat the Hackers".

Professor Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., was quoted in The Fordham Observer, "Unencrypted Phones Pose Security Threat for Students, President Alike".

Professor Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., participated in a panel discussion titled, "Becoming an expert in Cyber Security".