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Newswise: Poor Grasp of Dating Violence in College Perpetuates ‘Boys Will be Boys’ Views
Released: 4-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Poor Grasp of Dating Violence in College Perpetuates ‘Boys Will be Boys’ Views
Florida Atlantic University

A study to understand the dating violence experience and perpetration of college-age women, as well as how they conceptualize violence in dating relationships, reveals normalization of unhealthy violent behaviors where sexual pressure or sexualized verbal harassment are viewed as an innate part of men, supporting the idea that “boys will be boys.” Study participants demonstrated a lack of knowledge of the forms of dating violence and its consequences. They accepted, rationalized and provided excuses for these acts of violence.

Newswise: UAH’s Dr. Liu earns NSF award for research to make wireless devices more efficient, secure
Released: 28-Apr-2021 10:20 AM EDT
UAH’s Dr. Liu earns NSF award for research to make wireless devices more efficient, secure
University of Alabama Huntsville

Research to harness commonplace errors in wireless devices to make them usable and provide for better security and efficiency has won a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.

Released: 27-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
How to keep automated electric vehicles safe
University of Georgia

Having your social media account hacked is a pain. Having your credit card account hacked can be devastating. Having your new electric vehicle hacked could be disastrous.

Newswise: Cybersecurity in the Blue Economy
Released: 12-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Cybersecurity in the Blue Economy
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

More than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans and seas. Over the next decade, these vast waters are expected to add $3 trillion to the global economy by generating electricity using marine renewable energy (MRE) devices. These “blue economy” technologies harness power across waves, tides, and currents that could reduce the carbon footprint from energy production and provide grid stability to remote coastal communities.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Artificial Fog Does Not Appear To Increase Airborne COVID-19 Disease Transmission Risk In Entertainment Productions
SafeTraces, Inc.

New study, sponsored in part by IATSA Local 891, shows that artificial fog may even reduce levels of suspended respiratory aerosols

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Harness Chaos to Protect Devices From Hackers
Ohio State University

New tech packs computer chips with “uncountable” secrets

Released: 30-Mar-2021 4:05 PM EDT
News Release: DHS S&T and Israeli Partnership Seeks Ideas for Innovative Homeland Security Solutions
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To help stimulate, promote, and support industrial research and development mutually beneficial to the United States and Israel, the Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Homeland Security (HLS) program is seeking proposals for collaborative projects to develop advanced homeland security technologies. The 2021 Call for Proposals is a joint initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS).

Released: 22-Mar-2021 1:35 PM EDT
U-M computer chip pitted against 500+ hackers. The chip won.
University of Michigan

An "unhackable" computer chip lived up to its name in its first bug bounty competition, foiling over 500 cybersecurity researchers who were offered tens of thousands of dollars to analyze it and three other secure processor technologies for vulnerabilities.

Newswise: University of Bristol’s cyber security experts launch new guidelines to help police crackdown on organised crime
Released: 22-Mar-2021 8:40 AM EDT
University of Bristol’s cyber security experts launch new guidelines to help police crackdown on organised crime
University of Bristol

A new centre established by the University of Bristol to help protect citizens online has created a shared data science framework to help law enforcement investigate organised crime.

Released: 18-Mar-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Delphi study considers risk to individuals who disclose personal information online
City University London

A Delphi survey carried out by Dr Lyn Robinson, Head of Department and Reader in Library and Information Science at City, University of London, and Dr David Haynes, former Visiting Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Fellow in City's Department of Library and Information Science, has revealed priorities for protecting personal privacy online.

Newswise: New Mexico middle and high school students encouraged to apply for free, two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women
Released: 17-Mar-2021 7:30 PM EDT
New Mexico middle and high school students encouraged to apply for free, two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women
Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Mexico students are encouraged to apply for the free, two-week, virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, taught primarily by women scientists and engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Released: 8-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EST
DHS Announces Two R&D Projects to Enhance Mobile Network Traffic Security
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and CISA are jointly announcing the final two research and development (R&D) awards for the newly launched Secure and Resilient Mobile Network Infrastructure (SRMNI) project.

Released: 8-Mar-2021 10:20 AM EST
MITRE Cybersecurity Expert Emily Frye Named to FCW 2021 Federal 100
MITRE

Emily Frye, director for cyber integration for homeland security and the civilian enterprise at MITRE, has been named to FCW’s 2021 Federal 100 for her leadership in identifying and addressing cyber needs and demands across multiple federal civilian agencies. She also serves as co-director of MITRE’s election integrity initiative and pioneered the nationwide Social See Something, Say Something (SQUINT™) program and reporting tool to track election misinformation.

Newswise: NYU Tandon alum and mentor Dan Guido elected to Scholarship for Service Hall of Fame
Released: 5-Mar-2021 2:35 PM EST
NYU Tandon alum and mentor Dan Guido elected to Scholarship for Service Hall of Fame
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Dan Guido, an alumni of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, is the sixth inductee into the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Hall of Fame since inaugural class of honorees in 2018.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 8:25 AM EST
Study Reveals Extent of Privacy Vulnerabilities with Amazon’s Alexa
North Carolina State University

A recent study outlines a range of privacy concerns related to the programs users interact with when using Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa. Issues range from misleading privacy policies to the ability of third-parties to change the code of their programs after receiving Amazon approval.

Released: 25-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps
Queen Mary University of London

Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 3:15 PM EST
DHS Announces Seven R&D Awards to Help Secure Nation's Mobile Network Infrastructure
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and CISA are jointly announcing the inaugural research and development (R&D) awards for the newly-launched Secure and Resilient Mobile Network Infrastructure (SRMNI) project.

Newswise: New Purdue, MITRE Research Partnership to Focus on Innovation
Released: 16-Feb-2021 10:25 AM EST
New Purdue, MITRE Research Partnership to Focus on Innovation
MITRE

Purdue University and MITRE are combining their expertise and capabilities to form a new public-private partnership focusing on key areas of national safety and security.

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Released: 15-Feb-2021 12:30 PM EST
Finnish study shows how the uncertainty in the Bitcoin market responds to cyberattacks
University of Vaasa

A total of 1.1 million bitcoin were stolen in the 2013-2017 period. Given the current price for Bitcoin exceeding $40,000, the corresponding monetary equivalent of losses is more than $44 billion highlighting the societal impact of this criminal activity.

Newswise: ACE-CSE recognition for Queen’s University’s cyber security education
Released: 10-Feb-2021 7:05 AM EST
ACE-CSE recognition for Queen’s University’s cyber security education
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has been named as one of the UK’s first Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE).

Newswise: Machine learning algorithm may be the key to timely, inexpensive cyber-defense
Released: 4-Feb-2021 3:55 PM EST
Machine learning algorithm may be the key to timely, inexpensive cyber-defense
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Attacks on vulnerable computer networks and cyber-infrastructure — often called zero-day attacks — can quickly overwhelm traditional defenses, resulting in billions of dollars of damage and requiring weeks of manual patching work to shore up the systems after the intrusion. Now, a Penn State-led team of researchers used a machine learning approach, based on a technique known as reinforcement learning, to create an adaptive cyber defense against these attacks.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 9:05 AM EST
’Zoombombing’ research shows legitimate meeting attendees cause most attacks
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Most zoombombing incidents are “inside jobs" according to a new study featuring researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 28-Jan-2021 9:05 AM EST
UA Little Rock Partners with Forge Institute to Grow Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Forge Institute have partnered to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce development in Arkansas by providing academic credit for those who complete professional development courses in cybersecurity at the Forge Institute. Under the terms of the recently signed collaboration agreement, UA Little Rock will award successful graduates of the Forge Institute’s IT/Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate academic credit towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science or cybersecurity at UA Little Rock.

Released: 28-Jan-2021 8:40 AM EST
NYU Tandon’s Index of Cyber Security sees rapid rise in nation-state concerns
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

An index issued by a research team from the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering reports cybersecurity experts across the world reported a 5% rise in nation-state and targeted counterparty hacking concerns in December.

Released: 22-Jan-2021 11:50 AM EST
UA Little Rock partners with Forge Institute, U of A to Advance Applied Research In Cybersecurity to Support National Defense
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is partnering with the Forge Institute and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, to advance applied research in areas that support national defense, including cybersecurity. This partnership is a first-of-its-kind opportunity in Arkansas and will lead to competitive research, collaboration opportunities, and create a platform for economic growth and job creation.

Released: 13-Jan-2021 3:15 PM EST
U.S. and Israeli Partners Announce Awards for Homeland Security Technologies
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation is announcing awards for two collaborative projects totaling $1.5 million to develop advanced homeland security technologies in the areas of threat detection and 3D mapping.

Released: 8-Dec-2020 1:50 PM EST
DHS S&T Launches Hacking for Homeland Security Program to Drive Innovation Across the Department
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is working to speed development of solutions for our most pressing homeland security challenges with the launch of an entrepreneurship program called Hacking for Homeland Security (H4HS).

Released: 8-Dec-2020 10:35 AM EST
Building the Resilience of Citizens, Communities, and Countries
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ahead of the holiday season, Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience released a new report to provide vulnerable communities and houses of worship policies and practices to enhance the security and safety of their communities.

Newswise: NUS computer scientists show robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to spy on private conversations
Released: 7-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST
NUS computer scientists show robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to spy on private conversations
National University of Singapore

By analysing minute vibrations on common items caused by sound waves, a potential attacker can use a robot vacuum cleaner to retrieve audio data and capture private and sensitive information

Released: 4-Dec-2020 8:20 AM EST
New Cyber Defense Feed Protects Government Systems in Live Trial Across Four States
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A new automated data feed that helps defend state and local government computer systems from cyberattacks and rapidly blocks threats across state lines reduced cyber defense time from some three days to less than three minutes in a successful pilot program across four states.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:10 PM EST
Utah State University’s Seth Manesse wins first individual CyberForce Competition™
Argonne National Laboratory

After a tough, day-long contest, Seth Manesse from Utah State University won the sixth CyberForce Competition.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy to host virtual CyberForce Competition™ November 14
26-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy to host virtual CyberForce Competition™ November 14
Argonne National Laboratory

The 2020 CyberForce Competition will be hosting over 400 students attending U.S. accredited institutions. Students will compete to harden and defend simulated wind energy infrastructure from cyber-attacks, while maintaining service for their customers (played by volunteers). Competitors will be selected by random lottery.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 11:10 AM EST
UA Little Rock joins coalition to launch health care cybersecurity curriculum and pilot focused on veterans and first responders
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is part of a coalition of universities and industry partners that are developing a curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent focused on health care with $6.3 million in funding from the National Security Agency. UA Little Rock will work with the University of Louisville, the University of North Florida, Bluegrass Technical and Owensboro Technical, the Forge Institute, and a coalition of industry partners to develop a training curriculum focused on health care cybersecurity.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy to hold sixth CyberForce Competition™
Released: 9-Nov-2020 12:20 PM EST
U.S. Department of Energy to hold sixth CyberForce Competition™
Argonne National Laboratory

In a first-time virtual contest, Argonne researchers will challenge hundreds of college students to defend simulated energy-sector infrastructure against cyberattacks.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-tool-detects-unsafe-security-practices-in-android-apps
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6-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
New Tool Detects Unsafe Security Practices in Android Apps
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have shown for the first time that it is possible to analyze how thousands of Android apps use cryptography without needing to have the apps’ actual codes. The team’s new tool, CRYLOGGER, can tell when an Android app uses cryptography incorrectly—it detects the so-called “cryptographic misuses” in Android apps. When given a list of rules that should be followed for secure cryptography, CRYLOGGER detects violations of these rules.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-cyber-technologies-protect-utility-energy-delivery-systems
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Released: 2-Nov-2020 4:05 PM EST
New Cyber Technologies Protect Utility Energy Delivery Systems
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL is taking new approaches to solve cybersecurity vulnerabilities for utilities and other industries that use process control technologies. Working with utility advisors and companies that specialize in identifying vulnerabilities, PNNL researchers have developed two web-based tools to assess and mitigate threats.

Released: 2-Nov-2020 7:50 AM EST
DHS Awards $2M to University of Illinois-Led Consortium to Create National Network of Cybersecurity Institutes
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, in partnership with CISA, has awarded $2 million to CIRI, a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to develop a plan to build a national network of cybersecurity technical institutes.

Newswise: Amount of COVID Viral RNA Detected at Hospital Admission Predicts How Patients Will Fare
Released: 29-Oct-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Amount of COVID Viral RNA Detected at Hospital Admission Predicts How Patients Will Fare
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether the amount of RNA, or genomic load, of SARS-CoV-2 detected in swab tests of patients being admitted to the hospital with viral pneumonia is associated with more severe COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Previous studies on this question have had conflicting results.

Newswise: Forewarning Federal Facilities About Their Cyber Risk
Released: 27-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Forewarning Federal Facilities About Their Cyber Risk
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A new set of software tools, developed at PNNL, can help evaluate cybersecurity maturity at buildings and facilities, and flag potential risks.

Newswise: The Internet of Things Brings a Web of Promises and Perils to the Smart Grid, Experts Say
Released: 26-Oct-2020 5:40 PM EDT
The Internet of Things Brings a Web of Promises and Perils to the Smart Grid, Experts Say
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers established an Internet of Things Common Operating Environment (IoTCOE) laboratory to explore the risks associated with IoT connectivity to the internet, the energy grid and other critical infrastructures.

Newswise: FAU Awarded U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant to Improve Learning and Operation of AI Systems
Released: 22-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Awarded U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant to Improve Learning and Operation of AI Systems
Florida Atlantic University

Researchers will develop new theory and methods to curate training data sets for artificial intelligence (AI) learning and screen real-time operational data for AI field deployment. They will develop technology to identify faulty, unusual and irregular information for AI learning and operations that rely on data, and will provide critical alerts to troubleshoot a problem before it occurs. This data-quality evaluation technology is being developed for a number of industries ranging from the military to cybersecurity to medical diagnostics.

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Released: 22-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Cyber-security, mind-hacking and the presidential election
Washington University in St. Louis

Ning Zhang, assistant professor of engineering The U.S. presidential election is only weeks away. Hackers are hard at work. What exactly are they doing?We often think of hacking as a shadow form of computer engineering – a matter of ones and zeros, of clever coding and hijacked hardware, of software vulnerabilities and brute force attacks.


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