Arcadia’s Computer Science Cybersecurity Student Team participated in the National Cyber League (NCL), a cloud-based cybersecurity competition held Nov. 3 to 5.
Arcadia’s team, led by Assistant Professor of Computer Science Vitaly Ford, placed 33 out of 174 teams, completing 87 percent of...
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Vitaly Ford received an Information Systems and Technology Engineer degree at the Ural Federal University in 2012. He continued his education and pursued Master's and PhD in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) at Tennessee Tech University, graduating in 2017. He joined the faculty of Arcadia University in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.
Dr. Ford's primary areas of research include Smart Grid security and privacy, cybersecurity education, machine learning/data science, and fraud detection. Some of his most recent projects are:
(1) GenCyberCoin - gamified platform for teaching cybersecurity;
(2) a simulation framework for analyzing and comparing the performance of different privacy-preserving advanced metering infrastructure protocols;
(3) CTF Unplugged - the Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition for K-12 students that does not require any technology for participation;
(4) curriculum and learning modules for GenCyber cybersecurity summer camp for K-12 students;
(5) penetration testing exercises for K-12 and college students;
(6) privacy-preserving advanced metering infrastructure protocol that supports fine-grained data analysis.