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Dr. Barry Mullins wins 2014-2015 SOCHE Faculty in Teaching Excellence Award
Posted: 09/25/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs

AFIT Cyber Warfare IDE 2013 Graduate Selected for 2015 DARPA Program
Posted: 07/11/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Eight Air Force officers have been selected for the fiscal year 2015 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, Service Chief Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said July 9.
CCR Cyberspace 200/300 Team Wins GISLA Award
Posted: 06/06/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs

AFIT's CCR receives renewed funding for critical infrastructure research
Posted: 03/10/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Institute of Technology received renewed funding for critical infrastructure (CI) research to provide greater depth in understanding malicious software development and operations, in general, and specifically, as it relates to deployment on critical infrastructure systems.
AFIT's New Cyber Labs Analyze Risks to Users of Hand-Held Mobile Devices
Posted: 02/24/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs
As hand-held mobile devices and wireless usage continues to grow world-wide, the risks to users have continued to increase. To help combat these emerging threats, the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR), located at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), opened two new laboratories on December 5, 2013, the Wireless Exploitation or WiX lab and the Hardware Reverse Engineering lab.
Army Chief Warrant Officer is First Cyber Joint Instructor
Posted: 02/24/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs
United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 4, Elbert Peak, is the first joint instructor for the Cyberspace Professional Continuing Education courses conducted at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio.
AFIT's Center for Cyberspace Research designated as NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
Posted: 09/09/2013 by AFIT Public Affairs
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) designated the Air Force Institute of Technology as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations for the period 2013-2018.
First Technology Licensing Agreement for AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research
Posted: 08/27/2012 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) recently received approval of its first commercial licensing agreement for software protection.
AFIT Wins CDX For 10th Year
Posted: 04/30/2012 by AFIT Public Affairs
Students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s (AFIT) Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) earned the top score among the graduate military schools in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) 2012 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) conducted April 16-20.
Navy Officer is First Graduate of AFIT's Cyber 200 and Cyber 300 Courses
Posted: 02/27/2012 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) is proud to announce Matthew R. Fomby, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, as the first individual to graduate from both the Cyber 200 and the Cyber 300 Professional Continuing Education courses conducted at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
CCR Team wins Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA)
Posted: 10/26/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) Cyber 200/300 Professional Continuing Education Team received the ISC² 2011 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA) for demonstrated leadership in advancing and improving the information security workforce.
Boot Camp develops future cyber warriors
Posted: 07/12/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
Thirty-one Air Force ROTC Cadets and Navy ROTC Midshipmen are today fast on their way to becoming DoD's newest cyber warriors at the Air Force Institute of Technology
CCR receives major grant to study health information initiative
Posted: 07/11/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Institute of Technology's Center for Cyberspace Research has received a major research grant to study ways to more effectively manage health information.
White House cybersecurity exec makes visit to AFIT
Posted: 07/07/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
Mr. Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Staff provided the keynote address to the 15th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) on June 15, 2011.
Leaders visit Cyberspace Research Center
Posted: 07/07/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service visits the Air Force Institute of Technology's Cyberspace Research Center.
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Wins Cyber Defense Exercise for 8th Year
Posted: 05/10/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
Students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research earned the top score among all the participating military schools in the National Security Agency (NSA) 2011 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) that was conducted April 19-21.
Center for Cyberspace Research Partners with Dayton’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics School for Power Lunch Series
Posted: 05/09/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
Planting the seed of interest, for cyberspace technologies, into the minds of future generations was the goal during the Power Lunch presentation by Mr. Juan Lopez Jr., Research Engineer for the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) located at the Air Force Institute of Technology on April 15, 2011.
Cyber Enlisted Leaders Visit AFIT/CCR
Posted: 04/29/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
Joint discussions about cyber education were in motion as nine Command Cyber Senior Enlisted Leaders from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines gathered in April at the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR)/Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (AF CyTCoE), Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
Connecting Science, Technology and Academics in Cyberspace
Posted: 12/10/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
Science can often help give us a better context as to how new technology ultimately affects us.
Cyber students showing their appreciation by supporting local charity
Posted: 11/12/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) is proud to announce that the first graduates of Cyber 300 – Class 11-A, donated $500 to The Fisher Nightingale Houses Inc. in honor of the inaugural class instructors.
AFIT graduates first ever class of Cyberspace Warriors
Posted: 11/02/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
AFIT and the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence conducted its first ever Cyber 200 and 300 Course graduation here Oct. 28th.
Air Force School focuses on cybersecurity
Posted: 11/02/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
Brig. Gen. Walter D. Givhan, the commandant of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, discussed the importance of cybersecurity and the newest class of students graduating from the AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Oct. 27 during a "DOD Live" bloggers roundtable.
New DoD Project developing a "Science of Cyberspace"
Posted: 11/02/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
DoD’s Director of Defense Research and Engineering’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) has been working with the US Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) on a project called, “Science Enhanced Networked Domains and Secure Social Spaces” (SENDS).
Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence begins first official classes of Cyber 200/300 students
Posted: 10/13/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence at AFIT is conducting the first offerings of the Cyber 200 and 300 Courses beginning on October 12, 2010. On October 28, 2010, 109 students will graduate from the Air Force’s newest educational courses designed to develop its cyber workforce.
6th Bomb Group Visit to AFIT
Posted: 09/16/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and The Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) were honored to host The 6th Bomb Group members for an exclusive AFIT visit on September 10, 2010.
CCR partners with AFIT Civil Engineering School and National Defense University to provide "Managing Control Systems Security" Course
Posted: 09/07/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The AFIT Civil Engineer School, National Defense University, and the Center for Cyberspace Research partnered to provide the second annual course offering on "Managing Control Systems Security".
Gen. Lorenz: Education Benefits Airmen
Posted: 08/24/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
After 37 years, General Lorenz will retire this fall as commander of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. During an interview with Air Force Times he discussed his passion for educating junior airmen.
Maximizing the DoD Return on Investment in Cyberspace Professionals
Posted: 08/24/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
This article focuses on the challenges our nation faces in developing an information assurance (IA)/cybersecurity workforce.
Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence begins Cyberspace Education program
Posted: 08/06/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force’s new Cyber Professional Continuing Education Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology has officially started its efforts to produce skilled and knowledgeable cyber leaders to support joint warfighting efforts.
Computers are battlefield for AFIT students
Posted: 06/08/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
At AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research, service members and civilians learn how to strengthen defensive systems, infiltrate networks and monitor the flow of data...
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Earns Top Score
Posted: 05/14/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
According to the results posted May 6 by the National Security Agency, students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research, Team Two, earned the best score of the NSA 2010 Cyber Defense Exercise.
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Hosts the 5th International Conference on Information Warfare (ICIW)
Posted: 04/28/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) was delighted to host the International Conference on Information Warfare (ICIW) on April 8-9, 2010 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
General visits Wright-Patterson’s Center for Cyberspace Research
Posted: 02/16/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, 24th Air Force commander, visited the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence located at the Air Force Institute of Technology Feb. 3. While at AFIT, the general spoke to the AFIT faculty, staff, students, and base personnel on the mission of the 24 AF.
AFIT Team “Little Bobby Tables” Win Digital Forensics Challenge
Posted: 12/17/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
A team of four Cyber Operations graduate students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research combined their cyber skills and interests in digital forensics to field a winning team in the annual DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Challenge for 2009.
AFIT's Cyber Warriors Develop New Cyber Career Field
Posted: 12/15/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
Two newly-assigned Air Force Institute of Technology Senior NCOs are charting the path for a new cyber career field likely to impact enlisted members in a variety of career fields
AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research Awarded a $2.1 Million National Science Foundation Cyber Education Grant
Posted: 08/18/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Center for Cyberspace Research at AFIT has been awarded a renewal grant in the amount of $2.1 M to continue its successful Scholarship for Service fellowship program that recruits and educates talented civilians to work for federal, state, or local governments on cyber security issues.
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Distinguished Review Board, Board of Advisors meet at United States Air Force Academy
Posted: 07/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
On May 19, 2009, AFIT CCR held its semi-annual DRB and BoA meeting at USAFA. The presiding official was Maj. Gen. John Maluda, Director, Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration.
AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research designated NSA Research Center of Excellence
Posted: 07/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
The National Security Agency has designated the Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) as a National Center of Excellence in Research for academic years 2009-2014. CCR Associate Director Dr. Rusty Baldwin accepted the award on behalf of AFIT.
AFIT-developed software protection technology prevents the infection of malware
Posted: 07/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
Cutting edge software protection technology, developed at CCR, is being transitioned to the Air Force Information Operations Center. The new technology, named ESCAPE, was developed to automate the detection and prevention of malicious code such as worms, viruses, exploits, and other malware.
AFIT Top Performers in Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
Posted: 05/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
Teams of cyber security experts from NSA and students from the U.S. military academies and DoD post-graduate schools squared off in the annual CDX. AFIT had two teams participate under the leadership of instructor Tim Lacey. The AFIT teams achieved the two best scores in the weeklong event, taking first and second place in the exercise.
AFIT CCR Designated NSA Research Center of Excellence
Posted: 04/22/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Center for Cyberspace Research has been designated by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance- Research for academic years 2009-2014.
New book explores risk of cyber attacks
Posted: 01/26/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
Attacks on personal, government and business networks are increasing, according to Rusty Baldwin, associate director of the Center for Cyberspace Research, part of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Many attacks are automated, rather than backed by a human operator.
AFIT student receives “Best Paper” award
Posted: 12/12/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
CCR student Capt. Cory Antosh, who presented at the 1st Annual Workshop on Information and Data Assurance, won the “Best Paper” award for his paper entitled “The Scalability of Secure Lock.”
AFIT student receives “Best Presentation in Computer Sciences” award
Posted: 12/05/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
Maj. Karl Schrader won the “Best Presentation in Computer Sciences” award at the 4th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium for his presentation entitled “A Novel Methodology for Detecting and Tracking Contraband Digital Files Transmitted Via the BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer Protocol.”
Guarding the Cybercastle in 2020
Posted: 08/12/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
Monitoring and defending current and future USAF networks will require a synergy of emerging technologies and some degree of novelty in both acquisition and operational art. In this article, we examine possibilities for future distributed defensive architectures and consider them in light of security and trust. As we consider current research efforts devoted to information and network security, we catch a brief glimpse at what the future cyber defense landscape, or “Cybercastle,” may look like.
The Need for Actionable Cyber Incident Mission Impact Assessment
Posted: 08/11/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
Despite our best efforts to secure our cyberspace, we inevitably experience incidents in the cyber domain which result in the loss of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information resource. When a cyber incident occurs, we must quickly and accurately estimate and report the resulting negative impact, not only in terms of the infrastructure damage, but also in terms of the mission impact experienced by all affected organizations.
AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research designated the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence
Posted: 06/24/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
On June 19, 2008, the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force designated the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Center for Cyberspace Research as the Air Force’s Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence.
AFIT Cyber Operations/Warfare Education and Research Programs
Posted: 05/05/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
One of the cultural changes affecting the Air Force is to determine how to grow a cyberspace workforce to meet highly dynamic challenges. AFIT, through its graduate education and research programs, is providing leadership in developing the cyberspace workforce for the Air Force for today and in the future.
AFIT teams top scorers in Cyber Defense Exercise
Posted: 05/02/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Air Force Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Computer Engineering 528 and 628 classes participated in the Spring 2008 Cyber Defense Exercise. The students went above and beyond expectations as AFIT was the only school to remain uncompromised this year. AFIT's Team 2 took the top score and Team 1 was right behind in second place.
AFIT student nominated for best paper award
Posted: 03/17/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
Capt. Byron Nicholson presents his paper “Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Informatics Security” at the 2008 Southern Association for Information Systems Conference held at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, on 13-15 March 2008. Dr. Michael R. Grimaila and Dr. Dennis Strouble co-authored the paper which was nominated for a Best Paper Award.
AFIT cyber warriors win Digital Forensics Challenge
Posted: 11/19/2007 by AFIT Public Affairs
A team of four Computer Science and Cyber Operations graduate students from the Air Force Institute of Technology combined their cyber skills and interest in digital forensics to secure a first place victory in the recently completed annual DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Challenge.
AFIT's Center for Cyberspace Research Leads AF and Cyber Command Efforts
Posted: 06/12/2007 by AFIT Public Affairs
AFIT and the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) is currently leading several efforts to develop the personnel resources and capabilities needed for success in the cyberspace warfighting domain.
CISER Hosts Cyber Education and Training Workshop
Posted: 01/08/2007 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Center for Information Security Education and Research hosted an Air Force Cyber Education and Training workshop on the AFIT campus this month.