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Cybersecurity Education And Research

Computer Science Department

Dept 3315, 1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 80721


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Cybersecurity Education And Research Center


The University of Wyoming Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR)  center, which is in an early stage of development, exists to provide centralized resources and communication to university, government, community, and industry partners in all aspects relating to cybersecurity. CEDAR's primary objective is the development and support of cybersecurity education, research, and outreach at the UW with specific emphasis on undergraduate education and research. Finally, the center extends its community outreach objectives through a strong commitment to K16 and continuing education initiatives.

The CEDAR center's primary goal is to provide high-quality education, materials, and support to advance Wyoming’s cybersecurity capabilities.

The initiative relies on revamped collegiate-level security coursework that includes corporate and government partnerships, outreach, and university support.  CEDAR will leverage partners externally (for real-world applications), and internal – such as College of Education Secondary Science/Math to develop K16 and general public outreach modules.

CEDAR’s 18-month objectives include:

  •      Graduate at least five (5) Computer Science majors with a concentration in Cybersecurity;

  •      Establish a cutting edge virtualized Cybersecurity lab; and

  •      Achieve National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS) Center of Academic Excellence designation.

Current and Past Events

Upcoming Events CEDAR Lunch and Learn Series

The following Lunch and Learn events are available live and on-demand at 

Unless otherwise notes, all events are free and open to the public.

  • November 2nd, Noon in Engineering 2105
    Cybersecurity: Data Science, War Stories, and Careers
    Matt Berninger @ FireEye

  • November 6th, Noon in the Argiculture Auditorium 
    Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Smart Contract
    Caitlin Long CEO/President @ Symbiont

Other Upcoming Events 

  • Defense Against the Dark Arts (DATDA) Student RSO Meeting 
    Tuesdays @ 7PM in Engineering 4066
  • January 2017 | IEEE-ICCE
    • Paper and presentation on S-CHRIP: Secure Communication for Heterogenous IoTs with Round-Robin Protection (open access version)
    • Paper and presentation on Portable Tor Router: Easily Enabling Web Privacy for Consumers (open access version)

Past Events

  • October 17th 2017 | CEDAR Lunch and Learn Series
    A Gentle Introduction to Quantum Computing (Video: Coming Soon)
    Dr. Mark Coffey Research Professor, The Colorado School of Mines
  • September 2017 | CEDAR Lunch and Learn Series
    Using Data Science & Analytics for Protection of Against Cybersecurity Threats (Video:
    Dr. Justin Christian, UWYO MS'02, PhD 05

  • September 2017 | Rocky Mountain Section - American Society of Engineering Education
    Developing Collegiate Cybersecurity Interest through Authentic Inquiry , Paper Presentation - Mike Borowczak & Andrea Burrows
    Provo, Utah
  • July 2017 | First Year Engineering Education - American Society of Engineering Education
    Paper Presentation, Mike Borowczak & Andrea Burrows
    Daytona Beach, Florida

  • June 2017 | ASEE 2017
    Two Paper Presentations and Demo at the American Society of Engineering Education
    Mike Borowczak & Andrea Burrows

    Columbus, Ohio

  • June 2017 | National Cyber Summit 
    Huntsville, Alabama

  • May 5th | Data Mining Student Presentations
    STEM 314 | 8:00 - 8:50 |  Laramie, WY
  • May 4th 2017 | Computer Security Student Presentations
    Engineering 1044| 8:10-9:25 | Laramie, WY
  • April 7th 2017 | Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn 
    Kathleen Smith, VP of Loss Prevention at Safeway
    Engineering 1062 | 11:30-12:30 | Laramie, Wyoming

  • April 19th 2017 | Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn 
    Noel Kyle, Program Manager Dept. of Homeland Security
    Engineering 1062 | 11-12; 12-1 | Laramie, Wyoming

  • April 20th 2017 | Wyoming Cybersecurity Symposium 
    Multiple Presenters, Mike Borowczak, Director, CEDAR
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • March 2017 | SITE 2017
    Presentations at The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
    Austin Texas

  • January 2017 | ASTE 2017
    Two Paper Presentations at Association for Science Teacher Education
    Des Moines, Iowa

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Laramie, WY 80721


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