What You Gain:
The Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) hires undergraduate and graduate students studying Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and other related fields. The CCD program is focused on developing the next generation of experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to embedded hardware. Our program fosters students’ abilities to address the serious and unique challenges existing in the realm of cybersecurity research and encourages the exploration of original ideas necessary to keep pace with the rapid changes in information technology and the increasing sophistication of cyber threats. Students will gain experience in some of the following: operating systems analysis, virtualization technologies including software defined networking, distributed systems, algorithm analysis and development, advanced modeling and emulation, machine learning and data science, hardware and software reverse engineering, vulnerability assessments, network programming, cryptography research and analysis, and much more. Projects range from working on small R&D efforts to large, multidisciplinary team collaborations.