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U.S. Army Looks to Daphne Yao to Provide a More Secure Cyber Space

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Virginia Tech computer scientist Daphne Yao’s proposed solutions to prevent insider attacks in the cyber security world will provide a leap forward to stronger Army command and control of cyberspace capabilities on the battlefield as well as in day-to-day operations.

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Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 NYIT Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

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Pressing questions fueled lively discussion and much debate during NYIT’s annual cybersecurity conference, at which nearly 250 attendees gathered to gain insights from expert speakers and panelists representing industry, government, and academia.

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Sandia Cyber-Testing Contributes to DHS Transition to Practice

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Through the Department of Homeland Security’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program, cybersecurity technologies developed at Sandia National Laboratories — and at other federal labs — now stand a better chance of finding their way into the real world.

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WUSTL Helps Found Consortium to Advance Internet of the Future

Washington University in St. Louis has helped to establish a new consortium of U.S. universities and leading technology companies designed to promote development and adoption of Named Data Networking.

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Can We Ever Truly Master Password Security? Computer Scientist Weighs In

A Georgia State University computer scientist says having to remember dozens of account passwords makes password security tricky -- and some of the faults with password security fall upon the operators of websites.

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Drexel U. Cybersecurity Experts Available to Discuss Recent Cyberattacks on U.S. Financial Institutions

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UK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

The explosion of the Internet and social media has literally put the world at our fingertips, revolutionizing the way people connect and share information. However, for all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception, potentially wreaking havoc on people's lives both personally and professionally.

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New Research Presents an Improved Method to Let Computers Know You Are Human

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UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.

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S&T Support of Cyber Competitions Embraces Technology and Cybersecurity

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From February through April, the cyber equivalent of the NCAA’s March Madness played out – keystroke by keystroke – at 180 colleges around the nation. The regional champions gathered at the National Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio Texas. While only one team emerged with the winner’s trophy, everyone walked away with an increased appreciation and understanding of current cybersecurity needs and a preview of emerging technologies. This week, University of Central Florida, this year’s NCCDC winner, will tour the nation’s capital to learn how government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) protect the nation from cyber threats.

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New Tool Makes Online Personal Data More Transparent

Roxana Geambasu and Augustin Chaintreau, assistant professors of computer science at Columbia Engineering, have developed XRay, a new tool that reveals which data in a web account, such as emails, searches, or viewed products, are being used to target which outputs, such as ads, recommended products, or prices. They are presenting the prototype, an open source system designed to make the online use of personal data more transparent, at USENIX Security on August 20.

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