Engineering Inside:

2016 Issue 2


Securing Cyber Space
May 2016

Your phone, your watch, your home, your car: These days more and more of the objects we use every day are connected to the Internet and more and more of our personal data is being stored online. This increasing reliance on networked technology means that cybersecurity breaches have the potential to bring about devastating damage. Read More

IEEE Spark Has Been Discontinued

Following a strategic review by IEEE of its education activities, it has been decided to discontinue IEEE Spark. Previous issues of IEEE Spark will remain available until the end of 2017. Visitors can also continue to take advantage of IEEE’s other pre-university education resources including ( and IEEE (

Meet Anuja Sonalker!

May 2016

Dr. Anuja Sonalker is an expert in cyber security for embedded and distributed networked systems. She brings together a broad set of technical skills, demonstrated leadership and experience from working with government, academia and with industry leaders. She has lead various efforts in the past 16+ years in automotive cyber security, intrusion detection, internet infrastructure security, wireless systems security, sensor networks, security protocol design and cryptography.Read More

Encryption and Code Breaking

May 2016

A huge amount of personal information is stored on our computers and on the Internet. Just like spies use codes to send secret messages, computers encrypt data so it’s more difficult to access and understand. In this activity, you will pair up with a friend to learn some basic code making techniques to explore how computers encode and decode information and how hackers can exploit weak encryption and bad passwords to access sensitive information.
Read More

Maximum Security

See what the Spark crew is up to in this issue!
Read More

Read more

IEEE Spark Challenge

Think you know IEEE Spark? Test your knowledge of engineering, computing and technology with the IEEE Spark Challenge! Answer questions correctly to help your team move to the top of the leaderboard.

Take the Quiz!


Secure Your Cyber Skills with Online Training, Camps, and Competitions

The world needs more well trained cybersecurity experts and there are plenty of resources and programs available to help you to become one of them.

Read more


Setting Standards for Safety: The IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative

The IEEE has been helping engineers identify and fight against cyberattacks for more than three decades. The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy just marked its 35th anniversary in 2015.

Read more

Find a University

Search for accredited engineering degree programs throughout the world. Launch