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Korea Awards Cyber Security Defense Grant to Mason Professors

Angelos Stavrou, director of Mason’s Center for Assurance Research and Engineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering, and J.P. Auffret, director of the MS in Management of Secure Information Systems at the School of Business recently received a $268,000 grant from the Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD) for a new cyber security consulting project. […]

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Mason, IBM, NSF Partnership Produces Cybersecurity Report

The recent cyberattacks at Sony and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers’ testimony that U.S. critical infrastructure is and will be under attack have once more pushed cyber risks into the spotlight. As cyber threats are rarely constrained to a single incident or sector, it becomes clear joint efforts across all platforms are not only necessary, […]

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Gaining Ground in GovCon

George Mason University’s School of Business has long been entrenched in the government contracting (govcon) market—one that dominates the regional landscape. “The government and the companies that market to the government are the collective engine behind the Northern Virginia economy,” said Sarah E. Nutter, dean of George Mason’s School of Business. “We feel it’s our […]

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Mason Team to Partner with IBM on Research

A multidisciplinary team of George Mason University professors will partner with IBM to research imminent advancements in the electric power industry, changes that will challenge cybersecurity for the more than 3,000 electric companies in the United States. IBM has selected the multidisciplinary team, including representatives from the School of Business, the Volgenau School of Engineering, […]

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George Mason Awarded $500,000 NSF Grant for Cyber Security Education Research

George Mason University’s School of Business and Volgenau School of Engineering recently were awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) core competencies and then apply the results to establish learning objectives and curricula guidelines for cyber security leadership education programs. In addition, the grant provides […]

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