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UTEP Designated National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by NSA

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The University of Texas at El Paso recently earned recognition as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations. The designation from the National Security Agency is for academic years 2016–21.

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Johns Hopkins Team Makes Hobby Drones Crash to Expose Design Flaws

New research raises concerns about how easily hackers could take control of flying drones and land or, more drastically, crash them.

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DHS to Hold Mobile App Security Research and Development Industry Day

DHS S&T will hold an Industry Day to present information and answer questions regarding Broad Agency Announcement BAA call HSHQDC-16-R-B0006, which solicits proposals for mobile application security research and development.

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Reduce Cyberslacking and Increase Physical Activity with a Tap, a Click or a Kick

An innovative wearable technology for standing desks that creates a new way of interacting with your computer could reduce cyberslacking and increase healthy movement.

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De-Coding the Character of a Hacker

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Malicious hacking online costs the private and corporate sectors up to $575 billion annually, according to internet security firm McAfee. While security agencies seek out "ethical" hackers to help combat such attacks, little is known about the personality traits that lead people to pursue and excel at hacking. A recent study published on Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows that a characteristic called systemizing provides insight into what makes and motivates a hacker.

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Changing Technology Prompts NATO’s Shift on Cyber Warfare

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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.