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Industrial Control Systems

LSU Cybersecurity Offerings, Capabilities Expand With FIREStarter 2

Industry investment in LSU will fund digital forensics and industrial control systems hardware and software to expand hands-on applied cybersecurity courses and support research into industrial control systems security.

Golden Richard and President Tate

From Hacker to Cyber Defender With LSU’s Dr. Golden Richard III

Growing up, Dr. Golden Richard III’s fanatical devotion to computers led him to clean parking lots for a year, simply to buy a single $600 floppy drive. After 40 years, Golden is educating the next generation of highly technical cybersecurity professionals at LSU.

Ribbon-cutting for cybersecurity and defense initiative

LSU Announces Strategy and Commitment to Become Leader in Cybersecurity, Military Studies

LSU’s eight campuses join forces with private industry, federal and state law enforcement, military, and other partners to accelerate cybersecurity and defense studies at LSU, strengthen and grow its ROTC program, develop a new generation of talent and technology, and build a cyber-military corridor on campus.

BRBytes doubles in capacity

LSU BRBytes Program to Boost Computer Science in K-12 Schools Doubles in Capacity

Going from 14 parishes and 2,000 students to 22 parishes and 4,000 students in mere months, BRBytes team makes yet another commitment to reach an additional 3,000 elementary school students in East Baton Rouge by summer.

Students in the Applied Cybersecurity Lab

LSU Selected to Apply for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) program recently selected LSU as the sole university allowed to apply for the CAE-CO designation in 2021. This designation is currently held by only 24 other universities across the nation.

FIREStarter students

FIREStarter: LSU Partners with Louisiana State Police, Industry to Train Hundreds of New Cybersecurity Professionals, Deploy Cyber Range with State Support

New initiative stacks cybersecurity expertise and assets to help secure Louisiana and bridge a critical 500,000 U.S. workforce gap.

LSU CS student Modhuparna Manna attends Blackhat

CS Grad Student Manna Earns Scholarship, Attends Black Hat

LSU Computer Science Ph.D. student Modhuparna Manna earned a competitive scholarship to attend the Black Hat annual cybersecurity conference—the premier such conference in the world—in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week. She was there as part of an LSU-industry partnership team to present recent memory forensics work she and other students in the LSU Applied Cybersecurity Lab have been helping to develop to protect people and organizations from malware.

Ryan Maggio

The Hunt for New Hackers

Although the average salary among cybersecurity professionals is over $90K and an additional 500,000 workers with the right training could get a job in the U.S. right now if they wanted to, few students realize these jobs exist and that they don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes or some “basement weirdo” to succeed. Through its Applied Cybersecurity Lab and Scholarships for Service (SFS) program, LSU is connecting a diverse set of students with hands-on research projects in partnership with industry, as well as guaranteed jobs after graduation.

Katy Ullrich and students at Liberty High School

Big Bytes: LSU Program to Help Teach Computer Science and Computational Thinking Skills in Louisiana High Schools and Lower Grades Quickly Expands Across State

BRBytes, leveraged by the LSU STEM Pathways program, has gone from a handful of schools to 30 schools in 14 parishes in two years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelle Livermore

Equality in the Digital World: LSU Faculty Develop Software to Combat Discrimination

Over the past few years, sharing economy services such as Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit have brought significant economic growth, especially in communities at the lower end of the economic ladder. However, recent research has exposed serious discrimination problems on these platforms.

Mingxuan Sun

LSU CS Assistant Professor Mingxuan Sun Receives NSF CAREER Award

LSU Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Mingxuan Sun recently received the NSF CAREER Award for a project she is working on called “Privacy-aware Predictive Modeling of Dynamic Human Events,” which is supported by the NSF Information & Intelligent Systems Division.

LSU campus aerial

LSU ECE, CS Professors Win Best Paper for Work on Deep Learning Neural Networks

LSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Lu Peng and LSU Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor Jian Zhang recently received the Best Paper Award at the 10th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference for their paper, “Hardware Accelerator for Adversarial Attacks on Deep Learning Neural Networks.”

Joshua Duke in D.C.

LSU Computer Science Student Interning at NSA

LSU student Joshua Duke is one of 30 college students interning on-site at the National Security Agency, or NSA, this summer.