Department of Computer Science

Cyber Team News

Cyber News Fall 2023

Cyber Maryland Challenge

December 7th

BSU bulldog team will be participating in Cyber Maryland Challenge competition on Dec. 7. 

UNCF DMV Leaders Breakfast

November 15th, 2023

Dr. Acquaah, Dr. Shumba and Dr. Yan will participate UNCF DMV Leaders Breakfast. The DMV Leaders Breakfast is likely an event that brings together leaders, educators, and supporters to discuss and support UNCF initiatives, including raising funds for scholarships and advocating for educational opportunities for African American students.

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CAE Re-Designation workshop. 

November 6th

Dr. Shumba and Dr. Yan will be participating in the CAE Re-Designation workshop. 

National Cyber League (NCL)

Novermber 3rd, 4th

25 students are participating in NCL cyber competition. The National Cyber League (NCL) is a collegiate cybersecurity competition in the United States that focuses on practical, hands-on challenges to develop and test the skills of students in the field of cybersecurity. The competition is designed to simulate real-world cybersecurity scenarios and assess participants' abilities to identify vulnerabilities, protect systems, and respond to security incidents.

Adobe Workforce Development

October 26th

The Computer Science Department hosted Adobe Workforce Development event at the Student Center, there’s panel discussion on Cyber Workforce Development Strategy, released by the White House recently.  

ACM Regional Colleges Consortium Programming Contest

October 21 - 22

Dr. Shumba, along with a group of 16 young men, attended the ACM Regional Colleges Consortium Programming Contest in Washington, D.C. The group was divided into 4 teams, each consisting of 4 participants.

UMD Hackathon

October 20 - 21

25 students participated in a Hackathon at the Technical at UMD 

Cyber Club at UMD

Adobe Cybersecurity Internship


  • Applications close on Nov 10th 
  • Interview on Dec 5th 

Bowie State University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the academic year 2027.

Special Agent Talent and Achievement Recruitment

The United States Secret Service is actively recruiting recent college graduates to participate in the S.T.A.R. program.

Adobe Cybersecurity Internship program

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Adobe Cyber Security

Application opens 10/31.

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Previous Events

2022 Raytheon Intelligence & Space MACCDC Competition

BSU Bulldog Cyber Team competed on Saturday February 5th 2022 and advanced to the 2022 MACCDC Regional Final! The team will compete again on March 17-18, 2022.

The 2022 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC)

The 2022 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Registration is now open! Below you will find instructions for registering your teams for this season. There may be additional regional requirements for your team – please check your regional competition websites for updates and further instructions. More information can be found at 2022 CCDC Registration.

The 2022 deadline to register for ALCCDC, MACCDC, MWCCDC, NECCDC, PRCCDC, SECCDC, SWCCDC, and WRCCDC IS January 15, 2022.

The deadline to register for RMCCDC is January 8, 2022.

Competitors –

- PLEASE NOTE: ALL CCDC teams must register using this central registration process to compete in the 2022 CCDC season, regardless of additional regional registration processes. Thank you!

- Team rosters must consist of 4-12 competitors and have a coach who is a faculty or staff member of the institution. Please refer to the official CCDC rules for questions regarding eligibility and team composition Rules (

- Only one (1) official team may be registered from each institution.

- Teams must register for their specific CCDC Regions.

- The registration for each team must be completed by the coach or team captain.

- Please collect ALL required information for each team member prior to registering (incomplete registrations WILL BE CANCELED and you will have to re-register):

-- Coach & Co-Coach (if applicable) – name, email address, phone number, t-shirt size, allergies

-- Team Captain – name, email address, phone number, t-shirt size, class standing, academic major, prior CCDC years, other competitions (y/n), CyberPatriot (y/n), allergies, resume (required to submit but not required to share)

-- Team Members – name, email address, t-shirt size, class standing, academic major, prior CCDC years, other competitions (y/n), CyberPatriot (y/n), allergies, resume (required to submit but not required to share)

- RESUME FORMAT – please upload each team member’s resume in PDF format with lastname_firstname_schoolname.pdf

- For your convenience we have created the attached spreadsheet outlining the data elements you will need to collect from each team member. Please note use of this tool is optional and it is not uploaded during the central registration process – it is just a tool to help you collect required information.

- Some regions collect fees and/or additional information. Your region will inform you of any fees or additional registration processes they require.

The official 2022 CCDC REGISTRATION link is 2022 CCDC Registration -or-

Cybersecurity Club: NSF LUCID Workshop

December 10, 2021 | 10.00 a.m - 2.30 p.m, CSB - Room 210

A spectator Targeted Visualization System to Broaden Participation at Cyber Defense Competitions.

Invited talks by:NSF LUCID WORKSHOP

1. Dr. Turner

2. Mr. Thomas, Norfolk State University

3. Dr. Richards, City University of New York

4. Dr. Agada, Bowie State University

A small-scale cyber competition exercise in the afternoon - 12.30 p.m - 2.30 p.m
Lunch - 12:00 p.m - 12.30 p.m

Cyber Talk

November 19, 2021 | 1.00 p.m

Invited talk regarding cyber insider threat - Shuyuan Mary Ho, Ph.D, Florida State University

Please join in Zoom:

zoom link

Short Bio:

Shauyan HoShuyuan’s research focuses on trusted human-computer interactions, specifically addressing issues of cyber insider threats and computer-mediated deception. The theory of trustworthiness attribution integrates social psychologies on trust and attribution, for insider threat detection as supported by cyberinfrastructure. Shuyuan further develops the framework of collective sensing to assess human trustworthiness and disinformation in sophisticated online communication environments. Shuyuan designs online games as an experiment protocol for investigating human deception and betrayal in virtual organizations. The sociotechnical research approach utilizes social-psychological theories along with pragmatic viewpoints on language-action cues to create an innovative methodology for computational modeling of next generation behavioral inference systems based on language-action features in complex trust relationships, human disposition and intent detection.

She is an author of the book " Cyber Insider Threat: Trustworthiness in Virtual Organizations"

Link: Bio

Cyber Club meeting

November 8, 2021 | 1.30 p.m - 2.30 p.m, CSB - Room 210

A Personalized Learning Framework for Software Vulnerability Detection and Education - Hongmei Chi, Florida A&M University

Short Bio:

Dr. Hongmei Chi received Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Florida State University in 2004. She currently is professor and the director of FAMU center for Cyber Security in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the Florida A&M University. She redesigns and teaches various CIS courses via active learning. Her research interests span many areas related to big data, digital forensics, mobile security, and data science. Her work in those areas has been published in top journals and conferences.


The software has become a necessity for many different societal industries including, technology, health care, public safety, education, energy, and transportation. Therefore, training our future software developers to write secure source code is in high demand. With the advent of data-driven techniques, there is now a growing interest in leveraging machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) as a source code assurance method to build trustworthy systems. In this work, we propose a framework including learning modules and hands-on labs to guide future IT professionals towards developing secure programming habits and mitigating source code vulnerabilities at the early stages of the software development lifecycle following the concept of Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC). In this research, our goal is to prepare a set of hands-on labs that will introduce students to secure programming habits using source code and log file analysis tools to predict, identify, and mitigate vulnerabilities. In summary, we develop a framework which will (1) improve students’ skills and awareness on source code vulnerabilities, detection tools and mitigation techniques (2) integrate concepts of source code vulnerabilities from Function, API and library level to bad programming habits and practices, (3) leverage deep learning, NLP and static analysis tools for log file analysis to introduce the root cause of source code vulnerabilities.

Cyber College Day at the Fed

October 15, 2021

Are you studying cybersecurity? Join us October 15 to learn about the Fed’s exciting internship and early career opportunities in cybersecurity and innovation!

  • Keynote: Cybersecurity at the Richmond Fed Lisa White, EVP of Supervision, Regulation and Credit
  • Cyber career panel
  • Intro to early career opportunities
  • Breakout sessions: learn more about cyber initiatives underway in IT and bank supervision
  • Case Study: Your turn to tackle a cyber challenge!
  • Networking lunch
  • Cyber College day will also include opportunities to interview for cyber internships or Discover Analyst positions. Make sure to apply on our website before registering!

Learn more about Richmond Fed

BSU Cyber Security Club

The BSU Cyber Security Club is designed for students who are passionate about security and forensics studies and applications. Activities include preparation for the Cyber Competitions, tutorial workshops, hackathon prep and participation, and other types of events.

The Cyber Security Club meets virtually every first and third Friday of the month 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

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Cyber Security Club Mentor: Dr. Jie Yan
Technical Facilitators for the club: Srini and Ayo

BSU Codebreaker Team participated NSA Codebreaker Challenge in Summer 2021

The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering / low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA's mission.

  • Team Lead: Llyod Bilodeoku
  • Team members: Cherrie Espineda, Dejai Brown, Emmanul Olayemi, Jayda Hughes and Samra Ejaz

Dr. Jie Yan presented to CAE Community on Sept. 9. 2021 to promote BSU Cyber Security Programs - "Know Your Fellow CAEs" presentation (pdf)

September 1, 2021 - CAE Forum

Mark your calendar and come join us for CAE Forum! CAE Forum is a live, real-time, online, academic forum where members of the CAE community give non-technical presentations on topics of value to the CAE community.

  • CISA's Resilience Series
    Time: 1:00 - 1:50 pm EST
    Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

  • Secure Data Acquisition and Remote Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Time: 2:00 - 2:50 pm EST
    Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

March 24, 2021 - Maryland Cyber Challenge Competition

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the 2021 Maryland Cyber Challenge Competition. This year’s competition was held in an online-virtual format, normally held in-person in Baltimore, MD. Hosted and delivered by cybersecurity education powerhouse University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) using the tryhackme platform, the competition scenarios and platform were refereed by a team of volunteers including leading cyber practitioners, university professors, and guest hosts from across the cyber world.

Feb. 27, 2021 - MACCDC Qualifier

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the 2021 MACCDC Qualifier. The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) is the championship event for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition system – the largest college-level cyber defense competition in the USA.

Oct. 17, 2020 - Hivestorm Competition

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the Hivestorm Competition. Hivestorm is a collegiate-focused cyber defense competition. Teams compete by securing provided Windows and Linux based virtual machines – removing malware and other infections, correcting misconfigurations, mitigating vulnerabilities, disabling vulnerable services, and so on. Teams accumulate points for addressing each scored issue and must race against the clock to accumulate as many points as they can before time expires.

Feb. 22, 2020 - ALCCDC Qualifier

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the 2020 ALCCDC Qualifier. The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) is the championship event for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition system – the largest college-level cyber defense competition in the USA.