CMU Portugal Program: Security and Dependability Academy

Time: December 14, 2009 - 8:00 AM - December 15, 2009 - 5:00 PM

Location: Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, building C6, floor 2, room 6.2.51


The Carnegie Mellon | Portugal Program: Security and Dependability Academy, will take place on December 14th and 15th, 2009 at the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa. The academy offers an opportunity for professionals of computer science and engineering or related areas, who are interested in improving their skills, to get in touch with the experts involved in the Dual Master of Science in Information Technology–Information Security (MSIT-IS), offered by Carnegie Mellon University and Universidade de Lisboa.

The Academy will provide a sample of topics taught during the MSIT-IS program through a set of exciting technical lectures and hands-on experiments in the program’s lab. The attendees will get the chance to try live cyber-attack and defense technologies. Although inspired by the MSIT-IS, the academy will be interesting on its own as a forum for discussion of the latest concepts in Security and Dependability. After the lectures and laboratory experiments, the academy will close with the Pen Testing Trophy, where a victim machine will be subject to penetration testing by willing participants competing for a mysterious trophy.

This event is organized by the Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. The Academy will be taught in English and will take place at the same facilities as the MSIT-IS program (FCUL), giving a taste of what the students of the master can experience. The lectures shall take place in the videoconference room, and Hi-fi audio-video connection will be established with Carnegie Mellon University at Pittsburgh. The hands-on sessions will be in the students’ labs.


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