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Released: 16-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
MSU receives $1M to create center for cybersecurity training
Michigan State University

Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice is taking the lead on addressing the state’s cybercrime investigation policy. The school will be working with law enforcement partners across the state to create a full-service training hub to ensure law enforcement agencies are prepared to respond to the increasing threat of cybercrimes.

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Released: 16-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Michael Connelly Elected Vice Chair of Research Centers Security Council
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Michael Connelly, the chief strategist for classified policies and programs at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been elected vice chair of the FFRDC/UARC Security Council.

Released: 15-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Receives $5 Million to Advance Cybersecurity Education and Innovation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $5 million in federal funding aimed at enhancing cybersecurity in the energy sector through education, workforce development, and innovation. The award comes from appropriations language authored by U.S. Sen. John Boozman passed into law in December 2022. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.

Newswise: Experts offer advice for protecting privacy and security when filing taxes
Released: 5-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Experts offer advice for protecting privacy and security when filing taxes
Virginia Tech

April is here which means tax filing is upon us. While taxes can be stressful, there is also a concern about the information you share and the impact on your privacy.

Released: 21-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
NYU Tandon School of Engineering tapped by U.S. Department of Energy to fortify critical infrastructure
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced last month that it selected NYU Tandon project – dubbed Digital Twin for Security and Code Verification (DISCOVER) – for a three-year grant that delivers $4.8 million in total funding: $3.34 million in federal funds with the rest provided by DISCOVER’s participating institutions.

Released: 21-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Nyu Tandon School of Engineering Tapped by U.S. Department of Energy to Fortify Critical Infrastructure
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced last month that it selected NYU Tandon project – dubbed Digital Twin for Security and Code Verification (DISCOVER) – for a three-year grant that delivers $4.8 million in total funding: $3.34 million in federal funds with the rest provided by DISCOVER’s participating institutions.

Released: 19-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
UAlbany Cybersecurity Incident Response Studio Wins $1.25M in Federal Funding
University at Albany, State University of New York

The initiative will bring cyber and crisis management researchers from across campus together to support training and simulation exercises for public, private and non-profit sector partners.

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Released: 15-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Expert explains how Congressional TikTok bill could impact users and the future of social media
Virginia Tech

The vote this week by the U.S. House of Representatives, by an overwhelming 352-65 margin, could lead to a nationwide ban of the popular social media app TikTok.

Newswise: Automated Fake News Detection: A Simple Solution May Not Be Feasible
Released: 14-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Automated Fake News Detection: A Simple Solution May Not Be Feasible
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With misinformation and disinformation proliferating online, many may wish for a simple, reliable, automated “fake news” detection system to easily identify falsehoods from truths.

Released: 11-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Cybersecurity Pioneer Steven Lipner Elected to Hertz Foundation Board of Directors
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the nation’s most promising innovators in science and technology, today announced the election of Steven B. Lipner to its board of directors, along with four other new board members: Cheri Ackerman, co-founder and CEO, Concerto Biosciences; Max Mankin, co-founder and CTO, Modern Hydrogen; Michael Schnall-Levin, CTO and founding scientist, 10x Genomics; and Alfred Spector, visiting scholar, MIT, and senior advisor, Blackstone.

Released: 7-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EST
UWF, FIU to host free cybersecurity leadership and strategy training for Florida public sector executives
University of West Florida

UWF Center for Cybersecurity and the UWF Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz Center for Leadership, in collaboration with FIU Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, will host free cybersecurity leadership and strategy training sessions for Florida public sector executives.

Released: 4-Mar-2024 1:00 PM EST
Scientists Put Forth a Smarter Way to Protect a Smarter Grid
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL scientists have put forth a new approach to protect the electric grid, creating a tool that sorts and prioritizes cyber threats on the fly.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Cybersecurity Leaders Launch New Online Platform to Close Gaps in Understanding Cyber Policy
American University

The Shahal M. Khan Cyber and Economic Security Institute at AU, CrowdStrike and Wiley Rein launch a new online platform designed to help cybersecurity and privacy professionals, government officials, and students understand the fundamentals of key cybersecurity policy topics and stay up-to-speed on the context, players, history and issues underlying the key cyber public policy issues of the day.

Newswise: Innovative blockchain technology balances privacy with regulatory compliance
Released: 27-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Innovative blockchain technology balances privacy with regulatory compliance
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Blockchain's inherent transparency, while beneficial for validation and trust, poses significant privacy concerns. Traditional transactions on public blockchains are permanently visible, compromising user privacy. This visibility has been a double-edged sword, providing transparency but at the cost of personal data exposure. A new protocol called Privacy Pools offers a potential solution to the seemingly contradictory goals of blockchain privacy and regulatory compliance.

Newswise: Anti-vaccine conspiracies fuel divisive political discourse
Released: 26-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Anti-vaccine conspiracies fuel divisive political discourse
University of Tokyo

Heightened use of social media during the coronavirus pandemic brought with it an unprecedented surge in the spread of misinformation.

   
Newswise: AI and the spread of fake news sites: experts explain how to counteract them
Released: 23-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
AI and the spread of fake news sites: experts explain how to counteract them
Virginia Tech

With national elections looming in the United States, concerns about misinformation are sharper than ever, and advances in artificial intelligence have made distinguishing genuine news sites from fake ones even more challenging. Virginia Tech experts explore three different facets of the AI-fueled spread of fake news sites and the efforts to combat them.

Newswise: Collegiate cyber defenders shine in CyberForce Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill — Command Edition competition
Released: 20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Collegiate cyber defenders shine in CyberForce Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill — Command Edition competition
Argonne National Laboratory

More than 75 college students competed to test their skills in the fundamentals of IT and cybersecurity infrastructure in the DOE CyberForce Program’s inaugural Conquer the Hill — Command Edition competition.

Newswise: New study finds anti-piracy messages backfire, especially for men
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
New study finds anti-piracy messages backfire, especially for men
University of Portsmouth

Threatening messages aimed to prevent digital piracy have the opposite effect if you’re a man, a new study from the University of Portsmouth has found.

Newswise: UAH re-designated as National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber research
Released: 6-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
UAH re-designated as National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber research
University of Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, has been re-designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research (CAE-R) by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C). The designation was earned after a comprehensive review of cybersecurity-related research activities and outcomes from the students, faculty and research staff involved in computer science and computer engineering doctoral programs and in the UAH Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE).

Released: 6-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST
Bristol scientists supercharge Artificial Intelligence in revolutionary £80million UK initiative
University of Bristol

Experts are helping put the UK at the forefront of AI advances, using it to transform current uses and tackle important global challenges.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
How to Run a Password Update Campaign Efficiently and With Minimal IT Costs
University of California San Diego

Computer scientists found that email notifications to update passwords potentially yielded diminishing returns after three messages.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 3:30 AM EST
Addressing Cyberscams and Acquired Brain Injury (“I Desperately Need to Know What to Do”): Qualitative Exploration of Clinicians’ and Service Providers’ Perspectives
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: People with acquired brain injury (ABI) may be more susceptible to scams owing to postinjury cognitive and psychosocial consequences. Cyberscams result in financial loss and debilitating psychological impacts such as sham...

Newswise: ORNL wins five Federal Laboratory Consortium awards
Released: 24-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
ORNL wins five Federal Laboratory Consortium awards
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers, staff members and licensees from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory received top honors in the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s annual awards competition for excellence in technology transfer, excellence in technology transfer innovation, outstanding researcher and regional technology transfer.

Newswise: Offshore wind farms are vulnerable to cyberattacks, new Concordia study shows
Released: 24-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Offshore wind farms are vulnerable to cyberattacks, new Concordia study shows
Concordia University

The hurrying pace of societal electrification is encouraging from a climate perspective. But the transition away from fossil fuels toward renewable sources like wind presents new risks that are not yet fully understood.

Newswise: Disinformation can reinforce polarization in society
Released: 24-Jan-2024 9:00 AM EST
Disinformation can reinforce polarization in society
Aalto University

Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki studied how real-world shocks affect online discussions, and found that disinformation reinforces polarization.

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Released: 22-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Experts recommend focusing on digital privacy and wellness in 2024
Virginia Tech

As 2024 gets underway, many people are focused on new year’s resolutions – eat healthier, quit smoking, catch up with family. But what about your online privacy and safety? Virginia Tech information privacy and cybersecurity experts and co-founders of Voices of Privacy, France Bélanger and Donna Wertalik say now is also a good time to make resolutions about protecting your and your loved ones’ information in the digital world.

Newswise: Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science enters Phase II
Released: 22-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science enters Phase II
Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M is collaborating with center-lead Florida International University and Sam Houston State University within the nation’s only forensic science Industry-University Cooperative Research Center.

Newswise: FAU Engineering Receives $2.6 Million NSF Grant for CyberCorps Student Scholarship Program
Released: 18-Jan-2024 8:30 AM EST
FAU Engineering Receives $2.6 Million NSF Grant for CyberCorps Student Scholarship Program
Florida Atlantic University

FAU received a $2.6 million grant from the NSF to establish a scholarship program in the burgeoning and critical field of cybersecurity. The NSF’s CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program seeks to increase the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals working for federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments.

Newswise: AI Could Make Cyber Threats Harder to Detect
Released: 18-Jan-2024 6:05 AM EST
AI Could Make Cyber Threats Harder to Detect
Southern Methodist University

Gone are the days when the tell-tale signs of a ‘phishing’ scam were fairly easy to spot, SMU cybersecurity experts warn: Hackers are increasingly using generative AI (artificial intelligence) to write more convincing emails and bogus advertisements.

Newswise: Idaho National Laboratory adds new members Sue Gordon, John Kelly and Chris Stewart to advisory committee
Released: 17-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Idaho National Laboratory adds new members Sue Gordon, John Kelly and Chris Stewart to advisory committee
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Idaho National Laboratory has added three esteemed experts to its National and Homeland Security Strategic Advisory Committee. The newest members are Sue Gordon, John Kelly and Chris Stewart, who have had extensive and notable roles in safeguarding United States national security.

Released: 12-Jan-2024 10:05 PM EST
Phishing scams: Don't drop your guard
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Recently, one of my acquaintances, Frank, received an email late on a Monday afternoon with the subject line, “Are you still in the office?” It appeared to come from his manager, who claimed to be stuck in a long meeting without the means to urgently purchase online gift vouchers for clients.

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Released: 10-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Tabletop Exercise at Johns Hopkins APL Prepares Government and Industry for Bioeconomy Security Threats
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Representatives from the federal government, academia and private industry convened at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, for a tabletop exercise to assess the nation’s preparedness for security threats unique to the bioeconomy. In May 2023, several dozen experts in public health, policy, cyber, physical sciences and law came together to identify vulnerabilities, develop mitigation recommendations and establish a greater understanding of the extent of the threats to key biological capabilities.

Released: 4-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
UA Little Rock Partners with ACDS to Create Career Pathway for Computer Science Students
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is partnering with the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) to create an innovative new program that will strengthen educational pathways for computer science and cybersecurity majors at UA Little Rock while helping to fill the workforce gap for Arkansas employers.

Newswise: Energy resilience: FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor will improve electric grid cybersecurity with $2.9M Department of Energy award
Released: 4-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Energy resilience: FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor will improve electric grid cybersecurity with $2.9M Department of Energy award
Florida State University

Assistant Professor Olugbenga Moses Anubi’s project “Concurrent Learning Cyber-Physical Framework for Resilient Electric Power System,” or CyberPREPS, will allow energy transmission systems to keep functioning in the wake of cyberattacks.

Released: 22-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
SLU Professor and Doctoral Candidate Launch Company, Network Security Mobile App
Saint Louis University

A Saint Louis University professor and a doctoral student have launched an app to help everyday users manage their wireless networks and learn about cybersecurity.

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Released: 19-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
Eric Burger elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Virginia Tech

Eric Burger has been named a 2023 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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Released: 7-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Saddling up cryptosystems for a quantum showdown
Virginia Tech

A lone ranger riding off into the sunset might say something sage and vague, such as “a man is only as good as his word.” But these gritty prophets never said anything about verifying a man’s — or anyone else’s — word in the wild frontiers of the digital or quantum era.

Released: 28-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST
Can AI push the boundaries of privacy and reach the subconscious mind?
Universitat Oberta De Catalunya (UOC)

Influencing the US election or the UK's political future by using a combination of the personal information posted on Facebook by millions of people and powerful data analysis technology.

Newswise: WVU to establish innovative cybersecurity education, training facility
Released: 28-Nov-2023 1:00 PM EST
WVU to establish innovative cybersecurity education, training facility
West Virginia University

With the ongoing threat of cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated, West Virginia University is launching plans for a cybersecurity range — a specialized software and hardware facility for education, training and research — with $750,000 in grant funding support from the U.S. Department of Education.

Released: 28-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST
MSU survey: 7 in 10 consumers deceived into buying counterfeit products online
Michigan State University

Research from Michigan State University sheds light on effective strategies for educating consumers about the dangers of buying counterfeits online.



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