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UAH hosting NIST cybersecurity framework workshop on Dec. 11
UAH hosting NIST cybersecurity framework workshop on Dec. 11

About 200 private and public sector cyber critical infrastructure practitioners will gather in Chan Auditorium at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) on Dec. 11 for a workshop on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity sponsored primarily by Cyber Huntsville.

"This workshop represents a very powerful opportunity for cyber critical infrastructure practitioners to have a rare and direct dialogue with the key NIST representatives who are developing the framework," said said Jamie Miller, the workshop organizer and member of the Cyber Huntsville Board of Directors. "It is also wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents of our region to NIST."

NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency under the Department of Commerce headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md. A NIST certification is important because it supports and develops measurement standards for a particular service or product.

"The workshop will feature NIST leadership and the authors of existing framework," said Miller. "The purpose of the workshop is to support the ongoing awareness, evolution and adoption of the NIST Framework, and to ensure that the critical infrastructure practitioners located in the Huntsville, Tennessee Valley and broader Southeastern region have the opportunity to open a direct dialogue with NIST representatives to share lessons learned and best practices related to framework implementation."

As a member of Cyber Huntsville, in addition to hosting the workshop UAH is also an event sponsor. NIST prefers to have its workshops hosted at academic institutions to promoted an open and intellectually founded dialogue.



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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCPE)

The Computer Engineering program prepares students for careers relating to the analysis, design and application of modern computer systems, including both hardware and software components. The Computer Engineering faculty is committed to sustaining a vigorous academic environment that values quality and diversity in the educational experience. Program strengths include a major engineering design experience, integration of hardware/software and computer systems issues, especially in the context of real-time, embedded, and networked systems; use of contemporary engineering design and modeling tools throughout the curriculum; and advanced engineering design electives in hardware, software and networking.

A broad background in engineering is developed through the engineering core curriculum and courses from electrical and computer engineering. The curriculum provides a thorough basis in mathematics, probability and statistics, physical sciences, engineering sciences, laboratory experience, and design experience. This background enables students to apply computer engineering principles to a variety of contemporary problems. An engineering approach is emphasized throughout computer related coursework.

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