UA Cyber Researchers Delve Into the Dark Web

The Office of Information Technology works to block dark web traffic from entering UA, but for five students in Cyber Hall, the dark web serves as a place of employment. The Network Intrusion Lab, located in Cyber Hall, houses faculty and student researchers building mechanisms to monitor and analyze dark web network traffic. According to UA OIT,

JECTF Hosts New Alabama Attorney General

On Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force (JECTF) hosted new Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall for the grand opening of the Network Intrusion Lab (NIL). General Marshall spoke to a group of 30 officers from around the state who were in a two-day training class hosted by the Attorney General’s Office.

JECTF takes part in Operation Southern Impact

JECTF officers aided other local and state law enforcement agencies during Operation Southern Impact. This proactive investigation focused on individuals who possessed and distributed child pornography, and those who are otherwise exploiting children online. This targeted law enforcement effort resulted in 31 arrests and 731 devices (e.g., computers, cell phones, servers) seized across Alabama and

A Private Sector Perspective on Cybersecurity

A Private Sector Perspective on Cybersecurity Expert Commentary from Matthew Martin: In my experience, a good security program follows a certain criteria, whether public or private. It is absolutely essential to have good asset management (you have to know what you’re protecting), and a good security program has to have excellent communication mechanisms (you have

Altcoins, The Future of Currency

By: Steve McGarry I am merely a follower of crypto currencies. I am not an expert. I was an Economics major in college and became fascinated by digital currencies because it’s disruptive power, and their heavy reliance on demand and supply, similar to other physical currencies. In non-technical terms, a crypto currency is a digital