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DHS S&T Awards Minneapolis Company $2.2M for Medical Device Cyber Security Research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $2.2 million to Adventium Enterprises of Minneapolis for the development of technology that can help defend medical devices from cyber-attacks.

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Hyperion Cyber Security Tech Receives Commercialization Award

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The commercial licensing of a cyber security technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) as a top example of moving technology to the marketplace.

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Solutions for Cybersecurity Gaps and Challenges -- S&T Has Tech for That!

DHS S&T showcased technologies to private industry cybersecurity investor, integrators and IT professionals and provided live in-depth demonstrations of the technologies.

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PNNL Moves Cybersecurity Software and a Novel Disinfecting System Beyond the Lab

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Software that helps cybersecurity analysts prevent hacks and a microbial disinfecting system that kills with an activated salt spray are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully commercialized with the help of business partners. The Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored the two teams with 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer awards.

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Stanford Experts Reveal Latest “Doomsday Clock” Estimate

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The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts and California Governor Jerry Brown, who were on hand to unveil the latest update to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ “doomsday clock” on Tuesday.

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Iowa State Engineers Build Cyber Security Testbed to Help Protect the Power Grid

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Iowa State engineers have built the "PowerCyber" testbed to help researchers, industry engineers and students learn to protect the cyber security of the power grid. The end goal is to help create a future electric power grid that is secure and resilient.

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Defending Your Computer From Cyber-Attacks, Sun Tzu Style

We want our computers to perform the way we expect. But what if the key to defeating malware is introducing a bit of chaos?

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Better Design Improves Understanding of Online Privacy Notices

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Privacy policies for websites, smartphone apps and, especially, components of the emerging Internet of Things are usually ineffective or ignored by users, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers say properly designed privacy notices — pushed out to users at appropriate times — could help remedy that problem.

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Cybersecurity Expert on Hacking and Power Grids

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What Does a Trusted Cyber Future Look Like?

DHS S&T’s Cyber Security Division held both online and in-person discussions around the country to engage a wide range of stakeholders to determine where the division should focus next in cyber security research and development.

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Cyber Security/Power Grid Expert Explains How Malware Attack Caused Power Outage in Ukraine

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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DHS S&T Awards $7.8 Million for Cyber Physical System Security Research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the award of five contracts totaling $7.8 million for research on technologies to help defend against attacks on cyber physical systems.

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Managing the Data Deluge for National Security Analysts

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National security analysts often find that available data is growing much faster than analysts’ ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can’t make key connections and often they are overwhelmed struggling to use data for predictions and forensics. Sandia National Laboratories’ Pattern Analytics to Support High-Performance Exploitation and Reasoning (PANTHER) team has developed solutions that will enable analysts to work smarter, faster and more effectively when looking at huge, complex amounts of data in real-time, stressful environments where the consequences might be life or death.

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Expert Available to Discuss Anonymous Hackers’ Vow to Fight the Islamic State

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists Win Five R&D 100 Awards

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Technologies that impact cyber security, increase our ability to detect trace amounts of chemicals, convert sewage into fuel, view energy processes under real-world conditions and forecast future electric needs are among the newest R&D 100 award winners at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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Focusing on User Habits Key to Preventing Email Phishing, According to UB Research

The cumulative number of successful phishing cyberattacks has risen sharply over the last decade, and in 2014 that figure surged past the total U.S. population, according to a University at Buffalo expert in cyber deception.

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Shields Up: Colorado State Researchers Are Making the Internet More Secure

A Colorado State University-led team is developing a service that can sniff out, ward off and protect against large-scale online attacks known as Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks.

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Your Printer Just Got a Little More Secure

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently licensed one-of-a-kind technology – called Symbiote – from Red Balloon Security, to protect its printers from cyber attacks.