Throwback Thursday: A November Cybersecurity Wrap-Up from Stratford University

November 17 & 21, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday: Cybersecurity experts bring innovation and continuing challenges to Stratford University.

At Stratford University, we stay in the know when it comes to cyberthreats and the many dangers lurking in the dark corners of the Internet. This is why we work hard to host events across our campuses that not only challenge our students, but build the skillsets they will need in order to succeed.

On November 17 at our Woodbridge campus, Stratford’s School of Computer Science and Information Technology held our Cyber Security Information Session and a demonstration by HeurekaCyber Inc. Shawn Key and William Adams of HeurekaCyber Security showcased their Cyber software Cerebro last night at Stratford Woodbridge campus. CEO Shawn reviewed the Cyber landscape and how today's Cyber tools detect around 25% of malware, where Cerebro breaks through this barrier with fuzzy strategies matching files with known malware. Then CTO William demonstrated their Cerebro cyber security software with live examples using jpeg pictures of Facebook criminals, and random files to demonstrate the detection strategy.

Cerebro is an enterprise cyber security solution that pro-actively identifies unknown and known malicious files and circumventive activity on the network and via connected devices. Our 11/17 event was attended by industry professionals and current CS/IT students with Cerebro available on our computers as a demo! Soon the software will become part of our classrooms. Start here to view video, and follow our Instagram for more images from the event, and stay informed on upcoming events!

The following week, November 21, a group of Stratford University CSIT students, staff and faculty supported the Organization of American States (OAS) Cyber Security Simulation. The exercise is designed to educate leaders around the Western Hemisphere on how to work through cybersecurity issues. The Stratford University group was commended by the OAS CIO and staff for outstanding support during the exercise. Participants included Jared Samplaski, Manan Parikh, Chintan Patel, Hameed Mohammadi, Qiaowei Liu, Yashwanth Neelam, Saikrishna kanagala, Sushma Vallabhaneni, Vasanthi Peesari and Professor Mike Cobb.

This is just an example of the amazing offering we have here at Stratford University when it comes to Information Technology. This Saturday (December 10) at Stratford University: Woodbridge, we invite you to join us for a free workshop of coding, starting at 10 a.m. The Hour of Code™ at Stratford University is a celebration of Computer Science Education Week. We are offering a complimentary workshop on Game Development to introduce the concepts of Computer Programming. This event is open to everyone, any age, and no experience necessary!

RSVP here, come on by, and see what Computer Science is all about!

The Hour of Code™ is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code™ event. More info about the Hour of Code™ can be found here.