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2019

  • May 9 2019, the 10th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm.

  • April 2019, our Scholarship for Service (SFS) program accepts applications with the deadline on April 12, 2019.

  • April 6 2019, Cyber Defense Club was showcased at the ECS Joint Council Expo.

  • March-April 2019, Sac State Cyber Defense Club was officially established.

  • March 27 2019, Prof. Jun Dai hosted the Antelope High School visit to Department of Computer Science.

  • March 1-2 2019, Sac State team participated in the WRCCDC Regional Final Competition, and got No. 2 in "Best in Defense" category.

  • March 1 2019, the CSUS ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) of Spring 2019 was held.

  • Feb 16 2019, Sac State team participated in the WRCCDC Qualifier Competition, and advanced onto Regional Final Competition by ranking at No. 7 out of 21 universities.

  • Jan 26 2019, Sac State team participated in the WRCCDC Jan Invitational.

2018

  • Nov 10 2018, Sac State team participated in the WRCCDC November Invitational, and was placed in the 10th position out of 26 teams

  • Oct 26 2018, the CSUS ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) of Fall 2018 was held.

  • Oct 13 2018, Sac State team participated in the WRCCDC October Invitational, and was placed in the 1st position out of 21 teams.

  • Sep 28-30 2018, Sac State team participated in the Cyber Fire Challenge provided by Department of Energy in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Labs. The team was ranked at No. 2.

  • Aug 2018, Dr. Xuyu Wang joined Department of Computer Science as a faculty member.

  • Jan-April 2018, Sac State team participated in GE CSU Innovation Challenge 2018.

  • March 29 2018, the 9th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm.

  • Jan 27 2018, Sac State students participated in the WRCCDC Qualifier Competition, placed in the 11th position of all teams.

  • Jan 25 2018, the 8th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm.

  • Jan 13 2018, Sac State students participated in the WRCCDC January Invitational, placed in the 7th position out of 20 teams.

Cybersecurity Competitions


  • Sac State participated in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) 2019. Please see here for the opportunity. Sac State was ranked No. 1 during the invitational competition on Oct 13, 2018. Sac State advanced onto the WRCCDC Regional Final competition by ranking at No. 7 out of 21 universities during the WRCCDC Qualifier Competition on Feb 16, 2019, and then got No. 2 in "Best in Defense" category during the final competition on March 1-2, 2019.

  • Sac State participated in the Cyber Fire Challenge provided by Department of Energy in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Labs from Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018. We were ranked No. 2.

  • Sac State participated in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) 2018.

Cybersecurity Seminar Series



May 9th 2019, the 10th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Disassemblers, Decompilers and Software Reverse Engineering (Ghidra)". Please see here for the announcement.
March 29th 2018, the 9th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Meltdown and Spectre". Please see here for the announcement.
Jan 25th 2018, the 8th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Reconnaissance and Information Gathering". Please see here for the announcement.
Oct 26th 2017, the 7th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Chain of Trust & Device Integrity". Please see here for the announcement.
Aug 31st 2017, the 6th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 5029 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Wireless Cyber Security". Please see here for the announcement.
Aug 3rd 2017, the 5th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 1013 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Defensive Tools for Cybersecurity, Part II". Please see here for the announcement.
June 29th 2017, the 4th Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 1013 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for the first seminar will be "Defensive Tools for Cybersecurity, Part I". Please see here for the announcement.
May 25th 2017, the 3rd Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 2009 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "The Mind of A Cyber Attacker". Please see here for the announcement.
April 27th 2017, the 2nd Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 2009 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Medical Facility and Device Security". Please see here for the announcement.
March 30th 2017, the 1st Cyber Security Seminar hosted by our center and sponsored by Control System Cyber Security (CS2AI) will be held in Riverside Hall 2009 at 7-8:30pm. The topic for this seminar will be "Security for IoT Devices". Please see here for the announcement.

CA Cybersecurity Education Summits


  • CIAS helped College of Continued Education with the organization of CA Cybersecurity Education Summit 2018 (Oct 9), hosted by Sac State in conjunction with four state partners: California Department of Technology, California Office of Emergency Services, The California National Guard, and California Highway Patrol.
  • CIAS helped College of Continued Education with the organization of CA Cybersecurity Education Summit 2017 (Oct 10), hosted by Sac State in conjunction with four state partners: California Department of Technology, California Office of Emergency Services, The California National Guard, and California Highway Patrol.

Cybersecurity Summer Academies


  • CIAS helped College of Continued Education with the organization of Summer Academy for High School Students for Cybersecurity in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • CIAS helped College of Continued Education with the organization of Summer Academy for High School Students for Digital Forensics in 2019.

GenCyber Summer Camps


  • Sac State is making efforts to bring the GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Camp to the Greater Sacramento Region for Secondary School (Grades 7-12) teachers. The details and registration information will be here if the application is granted.

Collaboratives with Community Colleges


  • Sac State and Sacramento Region Community Colleges reached agreement on Collaborative for Higher Education in Cybersecurity. One Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was resulted.
  • Sac State and Sacramento City College, Sierra City College, Cosumnes River College reached agreements on Substitutions of Lower Division Course Requirements for the Minor in Information Security and Computer Forensics Program at Sac State. Two Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) were resulted.
  • CIAS and Sacramento Region Community Colleges hold standing CAE Consortium meetings every semester to explore and discuss collaborations on cybersecurity education activities.