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
April 15-17,2016
August 11, 2016
August 5, 2016
Cyber-Squad Student Research Presentation Showcased students' ongoing research
  • -Representatives of Unisys
  • -Chancellor of the University System of Maryland Presentation
  • -USA Science and Engineering Festival
  • -Prince George's Office of Information Technology Barracuda Capstone
  • -Radius Technology Group
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