NU Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education and Research
  • Inaugural CyRUP Conference at Norwich University | April 6-8, 2022

    Inaugural CyRUP Conference at Norwich University | April 6-8, 2022

  • Papers deadline portends new cybersecurity research conference's debut

    Papers deadline portends new cybersecurity research conference's debut

  • NU receives $19.5 million Department of Defense cyber grant

    NU receives $19.5 million Department of Defense cyber grant

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Huw O. L. Read

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Vice President, Information Technology 
George J. Silowash

Associate VP, Information Security / CISO
Chip Bacon

Meet the Computer Security & Information Assurance Faculty & Staff

Institutional Security and Awareness

Internal Resources

Student Activities and Resources

The People of CYFER

The Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education and Research (CyFER) is the oldest designated research center at Norwich University, being formed in 2009. At its core, CyFER provides an experiential, hands-on opportunity for a diverse group of students to manage and maintain a dedicated data center which provides infrastructure for:

  • Student, faculty and collaborative research
  • Teaching specialist cybersecurity classes through virtualized environments
  • Support for co-curricular computing activities such as Super Bowl 50 and the 2019 College Football National Championships
  • Incubator projects (esports, etc.)
  • Hosting specialized lab environments for outreach activities such as GenCyber camps

Participation in CyFER is open to any student with a dedication to learn new skills. Interested? Please contact Huw O. L. Read.

CyRUP Conference 2022

Cybersecurity Research in Undergraduate Programs (CyRUP) is an initiative to help define and move toward a science of cybersecurity. Students participate in research projects based in their majors and concentrations, including digital forensics and information security project areas. Mentors help undergraduate students through the process of academic research, and help provide guidance to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Current active student research projects include:

  • Forensic analysis of secondhand embedded systems 
  • Identification of artifacts in different Internet of Things (IoT) environments
  • Frameworks for assessing suitability of voting software
  • Efficacy of Brain Computer Interaction (BCI) devices when subjected to distractions
  • Research into next-gen gaming consoles to support future law enforcement investigations
  • Analysis of data remnants left behind by modern chat-communication apps on mobile phones

Cyber Summer Immersion

For rising sophomores at Norwich University

Application Deadline March 20, 2022 | Apply Here

Peer-reviewed published student work includes:

Forensic analysis of the Nintendo 3DS NAND,” with G. Pessolano, H. Read, K. Xynos, and I. Sutherland, Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual DFRWS USA, Portland, Oregon, USA, July 14-17, 2019.

 “Welcome pwn: Almond smart home hub forensics,”with A. Awasthi, H. Read, K. Xynos, and I. Sutherland, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual DFRWS USA, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, July 15-18, 2018.

Committing the perfect crime: a teaching perspective,” with L. Cathy, E. Øvensen, R. Little, I. Sutherland and H. Read, Proceedings of the Seventeenth European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, Oslo, Norway, June 28-29, 2018.

Amazon Fire TV Stick: A First Look,” with L. C. Morrison, H. Read, K. Xynos, I. Sutherland, Thirteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, Orlando, Florida, January 30-February 1, 2017.


CyFER Related News

Accreditation and Recognition

Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), known formerly as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Academic Excellence The U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has named Norwich University a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE).

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