Cyber Security


About 100 professors and educators from across the nation and overseas have been spending the past two weeks at Syracuse University learning how to simulate and then defend against cyberattacks.  Electrical engineering and computer science professor Kevin Du created the workshop five years ago to offer a hands-on environment to deal with unexpected situations.

Natalie Fahmy

There is evidence to show numerous attacks on Central New York school district computers. And no one is sure why they are happening or who is hacking the systems. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Superintendent of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Jody Manning says when the attacks occurred, they had to shut down the system to protect information.

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Many Central New Yorkers probably don’t give a second thought to shopping on-line on Cyber Monday or any other time of the year.  Some might even get caught up with the deals, and not be as careful as they should be.

"There's a lot of emotional shopping going on," Radley said.  "When you're caught up in the excitement, you're less likely to pay attention to pop-ups or addresses that look strange because you're looking at the price or the sale."

Keegan Tatum

  The highest ranking military officer in the nation paid a visit to Syracuse University October 31 where he talked about everything from the military’s role in the Middle East to cyber attacks.

New York State is trying to get ahead of the growing number of people who are after all sorts of personal and other valuable data.