Activities & Events
Department of Homeland Security - Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative
The Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) is designed to give students an opportunity
to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
CSVI offers summer opportunities to current undergraduate and graduate students. This nationwide program provides students the chance to gain invaluable hands-on cyber experience through challenging work projects, real-life scenarios, and mentoring from DHS cybersecurity professionals. This initiative provides a way for the Department to expand the pipeline of future cyber talent which is needed to execute the unique cybersecurity missions at DHS Component.
Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side by side with experts in cybersecurity. Student assignments focus on mission areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance.
Applications are now being accepted via USAJOBS. The application period closes on January 20, 2017. For more details about this opportunity, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website. For additional questions, email the Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative Coordinator at CMSI@hq.dhs.gov with "Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative" in the subject line.
Professor David C. Anastasiu Receives Best Research Paper Award at DSAA 2016
Dr. David C. Anastasiu, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Department, received the Best Research Paper Award and Next Generation Data Scientist Award (NGDS) at IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) held on Octorber 17-19, 2016. The NGDS award is given to full-time research students and early-career researchers who conduct foundational research and innovative applied work in data science and advanced analytics.
Grant Proposal to the Department of Homeland Security
On August 22, 2016, the Center submitted a $1.9 million grant proposal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The title of this proposal is A Multidisciplinary Graduate Degree Training Program in Cybersecurity. DHS is in the process of reviewing this proposal.
Symposium on Curriculum Development in Security and Information Assurance
The workshop on Curriculum Development in Security and Information Assurance (CDSIA) was held at San Jose State University in April 2014. The workshop attracted faculty members from over 40 universities nationwide and was co-sponsored by industry and the TRUST organization.
US Cyber Challenge CyberQuests Preparatory Day Camps
San Jose State University hosted the 2014 US Cyber Challenge CyberQuests Preparatory Day Camps. Results from online CyberQuest competitions were used to select candidates for admittance into the prestigious US Cyber Challenge Western Regional Cyber Security Camp to be held at SJSU in August 2014.
Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment
SJSU hosted Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE) 2013. WISE was a one-week residential summer program at NSF STC TRUST's SJSU campus that brought together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professors from all disciplines that were interested in Ubiquitous Secure Technology and the social, political, and economical ramifications that are associated with this technology. Thought leaders from academia, industry, and government come to WISE to teach power courses in several disciplines, including computer science, engineering, economics, law, and public policy. The one-week program allowed participants to explore opportunities for career development and to network with their peers.
Information Security Student Club
In 2013, SJSU established an Information Security student club. Club members participate in planning and executing the events/programs. They are also active in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) and other enrichment activities.