Students and professors share cyber security project at Manufacturing Day

CBE’s Cyber Tigers—a group of students and faculty with a shared interest in cyber security and data science projects—joined regional companies and colleges for Maryland Manufacturing Day last week in Baltimore.

At the event,  which was organized to connect university students in STEM programs with manufacturers in Maryland, Professor Natalie Scala, undergraduate student Lorraine Black, and graduate student Jasmin Farahani spoke with attendees about their model for developing cyber security strategies for businesses . The model is the result of several studies completed by Scala and a series of student researchers over the last two years. 

To demonstrate the importance of their model in building cyber security strategies, the students asked visitors to spin a wheel to select from one of seven high-level cyber security risk areas and then answered questions regarding priorities for implementing protective measures. Governor Larry Hogan even came by to learn more about Towson University’s work in cyber security.

 The work of the Cyber Tigers is a BTU partnership with NSA’s Science of Security (SoS).