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SEISE Tool Uses Semantic Gaps to Detect Website Promotional Attacks

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By detecting semantic inconsistencies in content, researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.

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NYIT Designated as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated New York Institute of Technology as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2021. NYIT is the first university on Long Island to receive this designation.

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Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk

New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows security software might actually make online computing less safe.

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Army Grant Funds Research Into Extremist Flash Mobs

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher is expanding his investigation of extremist cyber flash mobs — particularly those that lead to violent or damaging behavior.

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Phoney Protection for Passwords

Corporate data breaches seem to be on the rise, rarely a week passes without a company revealing that its database has been hacked and regrettably usernames, passwords, credit card details and its customers' personal information has been leaked on to the open internet. A new protection, nicknamed Phoney, is reported in the International Journal of Embedded Systems.

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The Cost of Technology: Electronic Healthcare Records Frequently Targeted by Hackers

Ransoming of health care records not uncommon.

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Researchers Receive Grant to Improve Security of Online Social Networks

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University of Arkansas computer science and engineering professor Xintao Wu has received $348,758 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on detecting fraud and cyberattacks against online social networks.

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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Cyber Defense Competition 2016

Please join us for our inaugural Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition where teams of college students compete to design and defend a mock utility system (power plant) from attack.

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DHS, NASA Partner in Search of Innovation in Homeland Security

DHS announced today a partnership with the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) to develop new technology solutions through publicly crowdsourced prize competitions.

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DHS S&T Announces New Cybersecurity Risk Analysis Tool on the Commerical Market

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DHS S&T announced a fifth cybersecurity technology has been licensed for commercialization as a part of the Cyber Security Division’s Transition to Practice program.

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Is Your Anti-Terrorism Technology SAFETY Act Certified? It Should Be!

The SAFETY Act provide critical incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies by providing liability protections for sellers of "qualified anti-terrorism technologies."

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UW-Led Research Team Wins $7.5M MURI Grant to Defend Against Advanced Cyberattacks

A University of Washington-led research team has won a $7.5 million, five-year Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the Department of Defense to better model and mount defenses against stealthy, continuous computer hacking attacks known as "advanced persistent threats."

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DHS S&T’s Mobile Security Performer to Be First R&D Performer Added to GSA It Schedule 70

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DHS S&T announced that their first cybersecurity R&D mobile security performer is now available to federal agencies through General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT Schedule 70.

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Panama Papers Show Billions of Dollars Stashed Away by the Wealthy Elite, Including Several World Leaders; Experts Needed

Experts needed to explain which countries provide tax havens and do not comply with international regulations. How did investigative journalists examine the millions of files from the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca and trace them back to prominent world leaders?

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Breakthrough in Cybersecurity Is No Phish Story

Corporations, small businesses and public sector entities have tried unsuccessfully for years to educate consumers and employees on how to recognize phishing emails.

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Doctoral Student’s Research Enhances Cybersecurity via Rapid Address Change

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Research enhancing cybersecurity by changing a networked device’s IP address repeatedly at a very fast pace has won recognition for a computer engineering doctoral student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

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Apple Both a Winner and Loser After FBI Gets Into iPhone, UB Cyberlaw Expert Says

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“Google Dorking” Not Just a Google Phenomenon

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College Cyber Defenders Get Set for “Operation Cyber Bailout” at Johns Hopkins APL

2016 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Features Eight Regional Schools Testing Their Skills against Professional Cybersecurity Experts