Pitt Cyber is pleased to announce its awardees for the Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants Program (PCAG). PCAG provides support for projects that aim to establish or reinforce Pitt and Pitt Cyber as places of distinction and excellence in cyber studies and practice.
"This is the moment for Americans of every political stripe to come together to catalyze a national response to this extraordinary threat to our democracy. And on November 6, we must vote." David J. Hickton, founding director of Pitt Cyber and co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania's Election Security, penned a TIME op-ed identifying practical ways to improve the security of our elections.
The Blue Ribbon Commission 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.
Founding Director David Hickton spoke with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about nation-state election hacking.
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 Robert Morris University and 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.