• Email: lcui@wcupa.edu
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Department of Computer Science, West Chester, PA 19383

News

  • [Aug. 2020] Our student forms the Cybersecurity Club [Link] focusing on CTF competition. The skills they gained from the activities will help them in their future career in the Cybersecurity industry.
  • [June. 2020] Our first research paper on augmented reality (AR) security titled ARSpy: Breaking Location-based Multi-player Augmented Reality Application for User Location Tracking has been published on the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)!
  • [June 2020] Dr. Si Chen was elevated to IEEE Senior Member. IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Senior Membership is bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.
  • [June 2020] Dr. Si Chen has been invited to serve the program committee (PC) for the 2020 International Conference on Frontiers in Cyber Security (FCS2020).
  • [Feb. 2020] Our student hosted HackWCU 2.0. [Link] HackWCU is a 24-hour student hackathon hosted by the West Chester Computer Science Club.
  • [Jun. 2019] Our paper "Computing Infrastructures to Support Cybersecurity Education " received the Best Paper Award from the 34th Annual Conference of The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE'19)!
  • [Mar. 2019] Our student hosted HackWCU on March 30, [Link] HackWCU is a 24-hour student hackathon hosted by the West Chester Computer Science Club. Over 200 students and tech professionals joined here for a weekend full of fun, innovation, and creative problem-solving. Contestants build innovative and exciting projects with other students. This event is open to any college student.
  • [Dec. 2018] Our center got one liveness detection paper [Link] accepted by IEEE ICPADS 2018!
  • [Jun. 2018] Our center got one voice spoofing protection paper [Link] accepted by IEEE MASS 2018!
  • [Aug. 2017] Our research on defending against voice impersonation attacks has been widely reported by the media, including CBS News, Scientific American, ACM TechNews, The Conversation, etc.! [Check video]
  • [Jun. 2017] Our voice hacking protection paper titled "You Can Hear But You Cannot Steal: Defending against Voice Impersonation Attacks on Smartphones " received the Best Student Paper Award from ICDCS'17!
  • [April. 2017] A poster [Link] got accepted by IoTDI'17, featuring our center's new research area on studying augment reality (AR) system's QoS and security!

External Cybersecurity News

Computer Security Certificate

The Computer Science Information Security Center (ISC) recognizes that no computer science graduate should be without information security knowledge. Toward this end, the Computer Science Department has introduced Information Security content such as computer and network security across the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The curricula set forth by the ISC has been certified by the NSA to meet the National Training Standards for Information Systems Security Professionals (4011) and Systems Administrators (4013).
The Computer Science Department offers specific courses which address technical and theoretical issues in Computer Security. Both undergraduate and graduate students can obtain a Computer Security Certificate by taking course sequences which emphasize principles of computer security.

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Certificate in Computer Security (undergraduate)

This certificate is intended for undergraduate students who wish to focus on the computer/network security aspects of Computer Science.

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Certificate in Computer Security (graduate)

This certificate is intended for graduate students who wish to focus on the computer security (information assurance) aspects of Computer Science.

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ISC Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Liu Cui

ISC Director

lcui@wcupa.edu

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Dr. Si Chen

Webmaster

schen@wcupa.edu

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Dr. Richard G. Epstein

Outreach Coordinator

repstein@wcupa.edu

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Dr. Zhen Jiang

CS Faculty

zjiang@wcupa.edu

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Dr. Linh Ngo

CS Faculty

lngo@wcupa.edu

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Dr. Cheer-sun D. Yang

CS Faculty

cyang@wcupa.edu

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Mr. Frank Piscitello, Jr.

Information Security Officer

fpiscitello@wcupa.edu

Student Cybersecurity Activities & Resources

HackWCU

Started in 2019, funded by WCU student club, HackWCU is a 24 hour student hackathon hosted by the West Chester Computer Science Club. Over 200 students and tech professionals joined here for weekend full of fun, innovation, and creative problem solving. Contestant build innovative and exciting projects with other students. This event is open to any college student.

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Bits N’ Bytes classroom activities

Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to building a human firewall through education on cybersecurity and privacy for all vulnerable populations!

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Cybersecurity competition

There are many cyber security competitions through which you can hone your skills. These competitions start at the middle school level and continue up through the ranks of cyber security professionals.

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MIT online program

This online program is for business leaders, managers, and executives in both technical and non-technical positions looking to build an action plan for a more cyber resilient organization.

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cybersecurity courses on coursera

Cybersecurity courses on coursera covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems.

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SEED labs

Started in 2002, funded by a total of 1.3 million dollars from NSF, and now used by over a thousand educational institutes worldwide, the SEED project's objective is to develop hands-on laboratory exercises (called SEED labs) for computer and information security education and help instructors adopt these labs in their curricula.

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