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My name is Vitaly Ford. I am an Assistant Professor at Arcadia University, Computer Science and Mathematics Department (profile link). I teach Computer Architecture, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Network Security, Introduction to Practical Security Assessment (aka pentesting), and Capstone courses.
Also, I am serving as the Director of Cybersecurity Research and Development at the National Cybersecurity Student Association and the Student Chapter Coordinator for the Women in Cybersecurity organization.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing table tennis and chess as well as participating in Capture the Flag competitions and coaching student cybersecurity and programming teams.
TeachCyber - a library of resources to teach and learn cybersecurity
GenCyberCoin - an incentive web platform to teach about blockchain, digital currency, cybersescurity principles, bug bounty, social engineering, and ethical norms and values
CTF Unplugged - an unplugged version of a Capture The Flag competition
PI of GenCyberCoin Subaward, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2020.
Co-PI of NSF Cyberinfrastructure Grant, 2018 - 2020: Margolis, Dr. Ford Awarded NSF Grant for New Campus Science & Education Network.
PI of GenCyberCoin Subaward, 2018 - 2019: Dr. Ford Receives Grant for GenCyberCoin Project.
Blog post at the National Cybersecurity Student Association: A Stairway to a Cybersecurity Specialist.
Interview for the NSA Day of Cyber Project: NSA Day of Cyber at Tennessee Tech.
Ph.D. Student Interview: Vitaly Ford's student profile.
Lead Instructor for GenCyber at Tennessee Tech: Tennessee Tech GenCyber Camp appeals to teachers, counselors, middle and high school students.
First CS Ph.D. Graduate in Cybersecurity: Tennessee Tech’s impact on cybersecurity continues to expand with first computer science Ph.D. graduate.
Teach me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.