CyLab Chronicles

Lightning in a Bottle? A Brief Tour of CyLab Online

posted by Richard Power

With over fifty researchers and more than one hundred graduate students, working along seven main research thrusts and seven additional cross-cutting research thrusts, CyLab has established itself as one of the world’s premiere academic research programs in the fields of cyber security and privacy.

Indeed, CyLab is an audacious undertaking; and doing justice to such audacity has been quite a challenge.

How do you sustain a narrative that is so complex? How do you communicate the prevailing spirit of the overall program, while at the same time documenting the painstaking progress of individual researchers? You might as well attempt to seize lightening in a bottle.

Nevertheless, since its launch in 2008, CyLab Online has pursued these daunting goals. And as of this writing, we have over two thousand pages of content, stretching across two central hubs, as well as several other outposts throughout the World Wide Web.

Let us take you on a brief tour of some of what is available via CyLab Online.

Public Site

  • CyLab News posts appear as needed to announce awards, accomplishments, events, milestones, and of course, breakthrough research developments.
  • CyLab Chronicles features brief Q & A sessions with CyLab researchers, as well as reports on major events or research developments.
  • CyLab Tech Reports provides downloadable CyLab-authored papers on the latest research.
  • CyLab Faculty Directory lists all CyLab faculty, and offers biographical information, as well as links to personal pages, publications and related CyLab-content
  • Making Headlines is a running ticker of global, national and local news stories quoting CyLab researchers and/or citing CyLab research.
Partners Portal

Access to the Partners Portal is for CyLab’s corporate partners, and offers some exclusive content and resources, including:

  • CyLab Seminar Series offers live webcasts and a video archive (going back to 2009)
  • CyLab Highlights is an annual update on the CyLab program, including a timeline of accomplishments, events, etc.
  • CyLab Research Guide is a compendium of current research projects, including a matrix of projects organized by research thrust.
  • Student Recruitment lists graduate students working on CyLab research projects, and provides areas of research focus, faculty adviser and contact information.
  • Culture of Security and Intelligence Briefing posts feature notes on CyLab Seminars and insights into CyLab Tech Reports, as well as other content on both emerging trends and perennial issues.
  • In Case You Missed It delivers a monthly selection of top ten global news items related to cyber crime, cyber war and cyber risk.
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Partners Portal

Access to the Partners Portal is for CyLab’s corporate partners, and offers some exclusive content and resources, including:

  • CyLab Seminar Series offers live webcasts and a video archive (going back to 2009)
  • CyLab Highlights is an annual update on the CyLab program, including a timeline of accomplishments, events, etc.
  • CyLab Research Guide is a compendium of current research projects, including a matrix of projects organized by research thrust.
  • Student Recruitment lists graduate students working on CyLab research projects, and provides areas of research focus, faculty adviser and contact information.
  • Culture of Security and Intelligence Briefing posts feature notes on CyLab Seminars and insights into CyLab Tech Reports, as well as other content on both emerging trends and perennial issues.
  • In Case You Missed It delivers a monthly selection of top ten global news items related to cyber crime, cyber war and cyber risk.
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Social Media

Although the full archive of CyLab Seminars is available only to CyLab’s corporate partners, each year we make several full-length seminars freely and publicly available via both our YouTube channel and our iTunesU store.

And yes, to deepen and enrich your experience of CyLab’s milieu, you can follow us on Twitter (@CyLab), befriend us on Facebook, and check out CyBlog as well.

Join us on our adventure.


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