Those of you who take CPSC 250 have already met our new professor in the PCSE department Dr. Steven Gianvecchio. If you haven’t met him, he also teaches CPSC 502 – graduate students have that to look forward to – and an independent study course on botnet detection.
Before coming to the heavily-columned campus on CNU, Dr. Gianvecchio worked as a cyber-security researcher at the MITRE Corporation, a federally-funded research and development center. He was a project lead and principal investigator on projects that detected botnets and advanced persistent threats.
In case you didn’t know (I didn’t!) a botnet is a network of computers infected with malicious software that criminals can use to send out spam, spread viruses, attack computers and servers, and other such nefarious deeds.
Dr. Gianvecchio says he is enjoying the CNU community. “The faculty are very talented, and enjoy teaching and working with students. The students are smart, and are enthusiastic about the subject matter and enjoy learning.” Way to go CNU for impressing the professor!