Cyber Squad Acivities
|Name of Actvities||Date||BSU Representative||Benefit/Impact to Cyber Program|
|SWAMP – Software Assurance Market Place||Date: January 2014 – Present||Dr. Lethia Jackson and Cyber-Squad Student Research||SWAMP, a high-performance cloud based open-source commercial software security testing tool that simplifies vulnerability remediation.|
|SWAMP – Software Assurance Market Place (Media Coverage)||Date: January 2014 – Present||Dr. Lethia Jackson||NewsWatch TV – SWAMP – Software Assurance Marketplace, NewsWatch Review (September 9, 2016)
Homeland Security Today – SWAMP Partners with Bowie State to Tackle Cybersecurity Skills Gap (May 19, 2016)
FedScoop – Bowie State prof discusses using DHS’ SWAMP software in her curriculum (May 4, 2016)
|Center for Academic Excellence’s (CAE) Codebreaker Challenge||Date: September 2016 – December 2016||Dr. Haydar Teymourleoui and Cyber-Squad Student - Applied Research Competition||National Security Agency (NSA) provided six (6) different challenges that focus on cyber security to 424 colleges/universities/institutes such as:
Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, NCSU, RIT and Penn State with the opportunity “to see firsthand the challenges and issues NSA deals with on a daily basis and then replicate the process NSA uses to devise a solution.”
Bowie ranked 10th in Challenge 2 and 13th in Challenge 1.
|Prince George's County Office of Information Technology||Date: July 5, 2016 - August 11, 2016||Dr. Lethia Jackson, Professor Velma Latson and Cyber Squad Applied Research Competition||Implemented, researched and developed a solution to one of the Transformation Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) areas in Prince George’s County.
Mr. Chevon Nwosu winner
Mr. Benjamin Sinclair awarded PGCOIT and Splunk co-op position
|Cyber Secuity Defense Exercise Workshop||Date: April 1, 2016||Dr.Lethia Jackson, Dr. Haydar Teymourleoui and Cyber-Squad Student Research Presentation||Support to the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity; increased student cyber skills and hands-on experience, directed at understanding how to NSA networks against cyber adversaries.|
|Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Hackathon InNovation||Date: April 8-10,2016||Dr. Lethia Jackson, Dr. Haydar Teymourleoui and Professor Velma Jackson and Cyber-Squad Student Applied Research Competition||36-hour Hackathon involving eight challenges from different industries.
Awarded 1st Place in the UMUC and General Dynamics Challenges;
3rd Place in the TRUEIA Challenge
|BSU Design & Think Technology Innovation Capstone Project||Date: August 11, 2016||Dr. Lethia Jackson, Professor Velma Latson and Cyber Squad||Taught 38 youth from the Baltimore YouthWorks program and 4 local youth to create innovative high-tech solutions to improve key issues in the Baltimore City Community. (Delivered 2 students to BSU academic pipeline.)|
|Presentations||February 16, 2016
March 17, 2016
August 11, 2016
August 5, 2016
|Cyber-Squad Student Research Presentation||
Showcased students' ongoing research
|Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Hackathon InNovation||Date: April 21-23,2017||Dr. Lethia Jackson, Dr. Haydar Teymourleoui and Professor Velma Jackson and Cyber-Squad Student Applied Research Competition||36-hour Hackathon involving eight challenges from different industries.
Awarded 2nd Place, overall and 1st in the Electronic Wiz and Data Viz;
5th Place in the Feel the Music Challenge