Research Experience for Undergraduates in Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Computer Science and Institute for Cyber Security Education And Research are pleased to offer a unique Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the area of cybersecurity for cyber-physical systems.

Selected participants will gain hands-on experience with securing, attacking and developing tools to attack and secure real  cyber-physical systems.  They will also gain an appreciation of the security and secure development processes through hands-on software development activities and field trips. We plan to conduct simulated 'red team' and 'blue team' exercise and each participant will also work on a long-term security research project.

Participants will receive a stipend (up to $6,000), room and board, funding for travel to and from NDSU (up to $750), and use of athletic facilities.

The summer 2021 REU program will run June - August, 2021. Application review will begin March 31 2021 and continue until all positions have been filled.

Participating undergraduates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions who are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate. All participants must be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of participation.

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