The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security is an independent, non-partisan commission studying Pennsylvania’s election security. We are convening experts and leaders with a clear goal: strengthening the security of the systems on which Pennsylvanians rely to exercise their right to vote.
We are pleased to announce Martin Lindner as an Affiliate Practice Scholar. Affiliate Practice Scholars from across disciplines and industries join Pitt Cyber’s Affiliate Scholars, faculty from across the University of Pittsburgh, to collaborate and be a source of practical experience and expertise for research, experiential learning, and discussion.
Michael Poznansky, Pitt Cyber affiliate scholar and professor of International Affairs and Intelligence Studies, and Evan Perkoski, professor at the University of Connecticut, recently published "Rethinking Secrecy in Cyberspace: The Politics of Voluntary Attribution” in the Journal of Global Security Studies. The article addresses an important question in the scholarly study of cyber conflict: Why do some actors willingly claim credit for their operations while others cling to anonymity?
Thanks to our partner satellite location at Robert Morris University and our sponsor Microsoft, we registered 250 high school students for our Air Force Association CyberCamp this summer. Are you excited to learn more about cybersecurity? If so, consider CyberPatriot XI, the national youth cyber defense competition that occurs during the school year. Top teams earn an all-expenses paid trip to the National Finals Competition, where they compete for scholarships. Talk to your favorite teacher, so that they can register a team at your school today!
Founding Director David Hickton spoke with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about nation-state election hacking.
We are offering a new funding opportunity to support projects that aim to establish or reinforce Pitt and Pitt Cyber as places of distinction and excellence in cyber studies and practice: the Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants (PCAG) program. The submission deadline is October 15, 2018, so Pitt researchers, apply today!