On October 11th Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) will kick off the AGORA Project, a three-year Cyber-STEM initiative for 150 high school students (grades 9th – 11th) and 45 FSU students.

Through its partnership with Cumberland County Schools (CCS), a year-one cohort of 50 exceptional 9th grade students have been selected from 14 CCS high schools to broaden the participation in STEM among females, students from underserved populations, and students with disabilities. Each subsequent year, 50 additional exceptionally talented 9th grade students will be selected to join the AGORA Project. The AGORA Project is funded through a $718,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research.

The Saturday Cyber Academy will be held on October 11th., 2014, and students will be engaged in Secure Chat Server with an Intelligent Bot; HTML5/CSS through page scraping and hosting the site from NODEJS; Password Cracking and Code Breaking with an Introduction to Databases; WIFI / RF Cracking (GSM); Spoofed Electronic Communications; Steganography, Digital Water Marking, Visual Cryptography, and Compression; Data Fusion of Geospatial/ Temporal Analysis and Social Forensics with Google Earth, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and other popular websites APIs, and “CICADA 3301” Style Puzzle with a Capture the Flag Objective.

Learn more about FSU's AGORA project.

Fayetteville State University

Monday, October 6, 2014

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