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Field Notes

Microsoft grant for computer security

Associate Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey has received a grant from Microsoft's research division for the development of a new computer security course, Secrets, Lies and Digital Threats. The course will cover computer security issues to help future leaders, including those who will shape public technology policy, to understand the nature of security threats and how they are likely to evolve in the future. The course will include case studies and a service-learning component in which students will run a tutorial at local high schools.

The new course is the second in a series of courses designed to disseminate expertise in computer security at the curricular level across a wide range of educational institutions. The course will be developed and taught at Hamilton and the University of Virginia; later the materials will be distributed nationally. The entire grant is $100,000 of which Hamilton will receive $25,000.