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SHSU CyberSecurity Undergraduate Competition Announcement

SHSU's Cyber Forensics Intelligence Center (CFIC) is hosting an internal undergraduate student CyberSecurity competition in the Spring of 2020 for students participating in the Department of Computer Science's DFSC 4317 Information Security Class.
Student teams will present, via YouTube video submissions, CyberSecurity research projects for this competition of their choosing. Two awards will be presented for this competition. The competition highlights undergraduate research talent at SHSU. The first award is for the most industry-relevant and innovative project. The CFIC advisory board will formally review and judge each submission for this award. The CFIC advisory board consists of industry specialists in cybersecurity and software engineering.  The second award will be judged and decided by the community at large via voting on the projects presented on Youtube.
The general criteria for the ranking that the CFIC judges may use include:
  1. Overall clarity and presentation
  2. Originality, creativity, and significance
  3. Accuracy of data analysis, conclusions, and impact discussion
All the photos and videos relating to the competition will be published in SHSU publications or the University website, sponsor websites, and supporting organizations for publicity purposes.

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The Hedera18 hackathon was the first global, decentralized hashgraph hackathon, gathering developers to compete in nine cities around the world: Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Bangalore, Moscow, São Paulo, Singapore, Tel Aviv. This three-day event offered developers the opportunity to build what’s next in fast-moving industries, including: gaming, social causes and micro-payments. Sam Houston State University students competed with teams around the world for the title of Hedera18 Hackathon Global Winner. Following the competition they gained access to educational sessions presented by the Hedera team, industry experts, and ecosystem developers, where they had the opportunity to learn how to build a new class of decentralized applications (dApps). Congratulations to these students on your hard work and success!