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    7 Questions with Corey Thomas: President, CEO, Director of Rapid7

    Corey E. Thomas Infinite possibilities drew Corey Thomas, BE ’98, to technology. Infinite curiosity fueled his interest, obsession even, with organizational behavior and the business side of technology. Rapid7, a cybersecurity tech firm based in Boston, has benefited from the combination of the two since 2008, when the founders hired… Read More

    Feb. 14, 2023

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    Alumni cybersecurity startup receives new grants, accolades

    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,… Read More

    Dec. 13, 2021

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

    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 &… Read More

    Aug. 24, 2021

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

    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… Read More

    Oct. 27, 2020

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    Alumni brothers take on cybersecurity’s moving target

    Brad and Tim Potteiger with Deanna Meador (left), associate director of the Wond’ry, at the Southeastern Entrepreneurship Conference in Chattanooga on March 1, 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… Read More

    Aug. 7, 2020

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

    Cybersecurity campers program their robots to push empty boxes toward a finish line. 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,… Read More

    Aug. 2, 2019

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

    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… Read More

    May. 7, 2018

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    Koutsoukos honored as an IEEE Fellow

    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… Read More

    Jan. 4, 2018

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

    Hamilton Turner, BE'10, right, speaks with potential interns and employees at September's Engineering & IT Industry Career Day. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Oct. 8, 2015

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    Q&A: Top Boeing engineer, Vandy alum lauds aerospace club for wins

    Vanderbilt Aerospace Club members recover their rocket at the launch day competition that took place on April 11 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. (Courtesy of Vanderbilt Aerospace Club) Paul Turczynski graduated Vanderbilt University in 1990 with… Read More

    May. 15, 2015