Congratulations to Cal State Fullerton’s Offensive Security Society (OSS) team, which placed first at HackerOne’s h1-213 event in November 2019. During this event, 75 hackers attempted to hack real targets: the United States Air Force and Verizon Media. Computer science juniors Rojan Rijal and Brandon Nguyen, who are CSUF OSS board members, worked with two security engineers on the “StraightOuttaLA” team. After two weeks of hacking, the team placed first and won multiple Air Force–issued awards.
During the Age of Exploration in the 15th through 17th centuries, navigation was the greatest scientific challenge. Today, knowledge about guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems has never been more important. The GNC system is the technological brain that safely controls everything from satellites and rockets to robots and autonomous land, sea, and air vehicles.
Employment for computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a much faster predicted jump than the average for all occupations, but some potential innovators may be missing out on the opportunity. In the United States, women represent fewer than 20 percent of computer science graduates.