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Alumni cybersecurity startup receives new grants, accolades

Dec. 13, 2021—Alumni-founded ARMS Cyber recently earned a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the U.S. Air Force and the grand prize in a tech startup competition hosted by VetsinTech and JPMorgan Chase. ARMS Cyber is a cybersecurity company that proactively eliminates zero-day attacks, which target software security vulnerabilities before developers have the opportunity to patch them. Brad Potteiger, MS’16, PhD’19, Tim Potteiger, MS’17, and Michael Bryant, MBA’12, are the co-founders. The one-year Phase II STTR grant...

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Vanderbilt boot camps boost workforce talent to meet influx of tech jobs

Aug. 24, 2021—Tech jobs have increased by thousands in middle Tennessee as companies including Amazon, AllianceBernstein, Oracle and EY announced Nashville hubs in the last five years. The Nashville metropolitan area ranks third in nationwide tech job growth over the last decade, following only San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to NTC and Cushman & Wakefield. “Nashville is home to...

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Former FBI special agent, cybercrime expert has advice on hacking risks—Schmidt Lecture Nov. 19

Oct. 27, 2020—The worldwide cost of cybercrime is expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to CyberSecurity Ventures. The projections were made prior to COVID-19 and according to the FBI, cybercrime has increased 300% since the beginning of the pandemic. During his more than 30 years with the FBI, retired Special Agent Scott Augenbaum responded to...

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Alumni brothers take on cybersecurity’s moving target

Aug. 7, 2020—Without warning, freezing-cold air blasts from the vents, the stereo screams heavy metal music at deafening decibels, your transmission dies and the doors won’t unlock. The good news is that your brand-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is not a lemon. The bad news is that you have been attacked by a hacker sitting on his living...

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CPS summer camps offer teachers, young learners a dive into cybersecurity

Aug. 2, 2019—Anastasia likes computer science so her mother told her about Vanderbilt’s cybersecurity summer camp. Kimmi and Quinn have a high school friend who was a cybersecurity camper last year.  Tanuj, a veteran of Python and Java camps, said his neighbor, a Vanderbilt computer science professor, thought cyber-physical systems might interest him. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software...

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Koutsoukos heads NSA Lablet to enhance America’s post-hack resiliency

May. 7, 2018—Cyber-physical systems let you analyze Fitbit data on a smartphone. They tell your house to bump up the thermostat before you get home. They run traffic lights. Mass transit. Electrical grids. It’s not a question about whether these systems connecting humans and technology are hackable. America’s challenge is to keep them running after inevitable hacks...

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Koutsoukos honored as an IEEE Fellow

Jan. 4, 2018—Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University professor of electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The honor – effective Jan. 1, 2018 – recognizes Koutsoukos for his contributions to the design of resilient cyber-physical systems. His research work...

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Alum Q&A: OptioLabs’ director of research talks software, Vandy life, fun office space

Oct. 8, 2015—Hamilton Turner didn’t require much assistance while recruiting at the fall Engineering & IT Industry Career Day – the 2010 computer engineering alumnus knows his way around just fine. But his ties to Vanderbilt University run deeper than that. As a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech, his doctoral adviser was Jules White, now a Vanderbilt...

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