cyber workshop

UVI students participated in a Cybersecurity Workshop with professors Dr. Michel Kinsy, left, and Dr. Marc Boumedine, right.

For two weeks, future computer science professionals learned the skills they will need to be on the frontlines of cyber-based attacks. Acknowledging this growing issue, the Computer Science Department at the University of the Virgin Islands, held a cybersecurity workshop, offered by guest lecturer Dr. Michel Kinsy of Boston University.

In this workshop, students learned the intrinsic features of computer systems and the techniques that attackers use to send out cyberattacks to businesses or major corporations to help prevent and defend against attacks. The workshop covered topics such as return programming and vulnerabilities, assembly code and how to imbed malware into the assembly, and binary analysis.