August 21, 2017

DEF CON 24

DEFCON Hacking Conference

DEF CON is one of the oldest and largest continuously running hacker conventions, which seems to continue growing each year. UAT will make its usual rounds at DEF CON to connect with alumni as well as many like minded technology-driven individuals. Originally started in 1993 by The Dark Tangent, DEF CON is a unique experience for each con-goer. All events at DEF CON were conceived by the attendees. Some people play capture the flag the entire time, while many people never touch a computer at DEF CON. Some people see every speech they can, while others miss all the talks….



2016 Black Hat Briefings Conference

Black Hat

UAT Cyber Security students will return to Black Hat in a few weeks to serve as paid volunteers assisting with various activities at the conference such as network set up, security, event organization and tear down. Year after year, UAT students are fortunate to have an opportunity because no other technology colleges are granted this privilege. Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For 17 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. These high-profile global events and Trainings are…



UAT Hosts Chief Science Officer Training for High School Students Interested in STEM

Chief Science Officer training at UAT

On Saturday, September 26, UAT will host 50-80 high school leaders, tech students and STEM advocates, from approximately 30 high schools in Arizona for Chief Science Officer training. This 1-day camp will give students tips in leadership, communication, teamwork, branding, and so much more in order for these individuals to give STEM a voice in Student Government at their schools. Student Government is usually comprised of political officials, a president, VP, secretary and treasurer, but this program will add the Chief Science Officer, a position supporting science, technology, engineering and assisting geeks to become better communicators and advocates for STEM. UAT was involved when…



Cyber Security Students Volunteer at Black Hat & DEF CON

Black Hat volunteers

A group of UAT Network Security students and alumni were given the chance to participate in Black Hat USA 2015 as paid volunteers and were also granted free access to DEF CON 23. Black Hat is a security conference designed to attract people of all walks of life such as corporate businesses, government agencies, military, the private sector and independent security experts. This year, Black Hat USA 2015 was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, from Aug. 1-6. Thanks to UAT Net Sec Professor Russ Rogers, UAT was the only university given the chance to…



What Would Be Great To Do Next…

Technology

A couple weeks ago I spoke to the UAT graduating class and in that message I referred to the implications of living in and building upon the current world landscape. Specifically I pointed to the accomplishment of creating a universal access to the Internet and computing resources that is now deeply woven into our daily lives. This was the great and admirable work of the previous generation. And while there is still plenty (lifetimes) of work left to be done in this area, we have breathing room to ask the question – What is next? When I think about what…



New Movie Tuesday: CRIMINAL

This week’s New Movie Tuesday is one of UAT Digital Video’s 48-hour films. This one hails from last Summer’s IFP 48-Hour “Beat the Clock” Challenge, where the parameters were that every film needed to include a fountain drink (the prop) and “Hey, get back here!” (the line of dialogue). UAT’s entry “Criminal” was directed by student Darien Marion and stars alum Jace Oppie, UAT fave Steve Briscoe, and students Saphire Tillmon and Daniel Hall. The film was improvised on the spot as the crew was setting up, and then was filmed in a number of takes where the actors riffed…



DEF CON 23

DEF CON 2015

DEF CON is one of the oldest and largest continuously running hacker conventions around. UAT is making yet another appearance at DEF CON to connect with alumni as well as many like minded technology-driven individuals. Originally started in 1993 by The Dark Tangent, DEF CON is a unique experience for each con-goer. Virtually all events at DEF CON were conceived by the attendees. Some people play capture the flag 24×7, while many people never touch a computer at DEF CON. Some people see every speech they can, while others miss all speeches. Other activities include contests, movie marathons, scavenger hunts, sleep deprivation, lock picking,…



Beyond Project Glass

Created by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design grad students Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz, Sight is envisioned as an upgrade to Augmented Reality (AR) glasses where the glasses are fully and seamlessly integrated into the users environment, namely, in the form of contact lenses. “We were inspired by many present-day apps and several sci-fi movies,” says Lazo. “But most of the ideas came from us trying to visualize a world where this tech is standard, and what kind of interactions can happen in it.” As I watched their short video capturing this possibly future technology as a new way…