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16-Feb-2022 4:00 PM EST
Exposing Your identity Simply by Your Daily App Use
Association for Psychological Science

The amount of time you spend each day using different smartphone apps may be enough to reveal your identity, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science.

Newswise: Arkansas Teachers Learning to Educate Students in Cybersecurity from UA Little Rock and ADE
Released: 15-Feb-2022 6:10 PM EST
Arkansas Teachers Learning to Educate Students in Cybersecurity from UA Little Rock and ADE
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected as a co-host for the 2022 Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy (CSCEA). A grant in excess of $800,000 from the Arkansas Department of Education will provide tuition and fees for 60 teachers to take 18 graduate-level hours in computer science and cybersecurity

Newswise: Real-world experience in virtual safety gives WVU students cybersecurity skills via Department of Defense partnership
Released: 2-Feb-2022 11:45 AM EST
Real-world experience in virtual safety gives WVU students cybersecurity skills via Department of Defense partnership
West Virginia University

West Virginia University is one of 84 educational institutions that will work closely with CYBERCOM, part of the U.S. Department of Defense. Students will engage in applied research and innovation while gaining valuable cybersecurity workforce training.

Newswise: NYU Tandon cybersecurity expert wins NSF CAREER Award for improving software vulnerability testing & education
Released: 28-Jan-2022 9:05 AM EST
NYU Tandon cybersecurity expert wins NSF CAREER Award for improving software vulnerability testing & education
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, professor computer engineering, who is developing better ways to assess vulnerability discovery tools.

Newswise: Three ORNL scientists elected AAAS fellows
Released: 27-Jan-2022 6:05 PM EST
Three ORNL scientists elected AAAS fellows
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Three scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 10:40 AM EST
$3.5 million NSF grant to fund 24 cybersecurity scholarships
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A $3.5 million grant will fund new scholarships at Binghamton University over the next five years for two dozen students who plan to join the workforce as cybersecurity professionals.

Newswise: Atlantic Health System and Vouched Partner to Improve Digital Access to Health Care
Released: 18-Jan-2022 4:20 PM EST
Atlantic Health System and Vouched Partner to Improve Digital Access to Health Care
Atlantic Health System

To help improve the patient experience while offering enhanced online safety, Atlantic Health System, a nationally recognized leader in innovative and high-quality health care, has partnered with Vouched, a leading developer of artificial intelligence and computer vision for real-time identity verification.

   
Released: 6-Jan-2022 9:05 AM EST
MITRE-Harris Poll: 77% of U.S. Residents Concerned About Ransomware, IP Theft and Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
MITRE

A MITRE-Harris Poll Survey examines public opinion on strategic competition with China, U.S. innovation, and economic and technological threats to America

Newswise: UTEP to Advance Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline with $4M Grant
Released: 20-Dec-2021 3:05 PM EST
UTEP to Advance Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline with $4M Grant
University of Texas at El Paso

The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program at The University of Texas at El Paso, designed to prepare cybersecurity professionals who can improve the nation’s security and economic competitiveness, has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security.

Released: 20-Dec-2021 11:45 AM EST
Kasm Technologies Announces Partnership with VirtualGL Open-Source Project
KASM Technologies

Kasm Technologies, a software provider of container streaming platforms, has partnered with VirtualGL to support GPU acceleration on shared GPUs.

Newswise: Cybersecurity Professor Analyzes Economic Cost of Critical Infrastructure Disruptions
Released: 20-Dec-2021 11:05 AM EST
Cybersecurity Professor Analyzes Economic Cost of Critical Infrastructure Disruptions
University at Albany, State University of New York

The researchers developed a new analytical model that simulates economic losses caused by disruptions of varying lengths and severity on the 10 most impacted critical infrastructure sectors.

   
Newswise: Researchers Unveil New Cyber Protections against “Logic Bombs”
Released: 13-Dec-2021 3:45 PM EST
Researchers Unveil New Cyber Protections against “Logic Bombs”
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cybersecurity researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology have proposed new ways to protect 3D printed objects such as drones, prostheses and medical devices from stealthy “logic bombs.”

Newswise: Who’s got your mail? Google and Microsoft, mostly
Released: 13-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
Who’s got your mail? Google and Microsoft, mostly
University of California San Diego

Who really sends, receives and, most importantly perhaps, stores your business’ email? Most likely Google and Microsoft, unless you live in China or Russia. And the market share for these two companies keeps growing.

   
30-Nov-2021 3:45 PM EST
Study Finds That Highway Delays can Cause Economic Losses of $8 Million to $250 Million in a Single Day
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The shutdown of the Colonial gas pipeline in May 2021 had a disastrous impact on many sectors of the U.S. economy, particularly those dependent on the country’s transportation infrastructure. The incident was a warning that the failure of one critical infrastructure has a ripple effect on others, leading to sometimes serious human and economic consequences.

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Released: 3-Dec-2021 11:55 AM EST
UA Little Rock, Forge Institute, and UAPB Announce Creation of Consortium for Cyber Innovation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with the Forge Institute and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to establish the Consortium for Cyber Innovation (CCI) to meet the country’s growing need for skilled cybersecurity professionals. The consortium will develop and align cyber education and grow applied research capabilities throughout the state.

Newswise: New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online
Released: 1-Dec-2021 10:05 PM EST
New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online
University of South Australia

Keeping children safe online is always important, but with the rapid rise of children using social media amid COVID-19 also comes increased opportunities for predators to access and exploit our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Newswise: Personal Data Protection for COVID-19 Patients in Sri Lanka and Thailand
Released: 23-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
Personal Data Protection for COVID-19 Patients in Sri Lanka and Thailand
Chulalongkorn University

Chula researchers have revealed the impacts of the coronavirus outbreaks on personal data protection and confidence in the government, which resulted in the concealment of information by infected people, that hindered the mitigation of the pandemic. The governments must educate the public and create awareness of people’s legal rights.

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Released: 23-Nov-2021 8:10 AM EST
CSAW 2021 added high-profile speakers and panels
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Among the most eagerly awaited portions of CSAW ‘21 — the most comprehensive student-run cybersecurity event in the world — was the panel discussion “Security Challenges in 5G Wireless and Beyond.”The panel, focused on securing telecommunications, couldn’t be more timely as the Biden administration’s new infrastructure plan includes major investment in delivering broadband to all Americans, a task that will require new approaches to both fixed and wireless delivery.

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17-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
This tool protects your private data while you browse
University of California San Diego

A team of computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and Brave Software Inc. have developed a tool that will increase protections for users’ private data while they browse the web.

Newswise: UAlbany Unveils $180M ETEC Research and Entrepreneurship Complex
Released: 17-Nov-2021 2:35 PM EST
UAlbany Unveils $180M ETEC Research and Entrepreneurship Complex
University at Albany, State University of New York

The facility is the epicenter of many of the University’s signature research strengths, including climate science, emergency preparedness and cybersecurity.

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Released: 16-Nov-2021 6:05 PM EST
University of Central Florida students defend virtual energy system to win CyberForce Competition
Argonne National Laboratory

Students from the University of Central Florida won this year’s CyberForce Competition™, which promotes skills relevant to careers safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure, including power plants and other energy facilities.

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Released: 15-Nov-2021 3:40 PM EST
Advancing Gender-Diverse Careers
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

How innovative programs at CSU campuses help increase gender equity in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Released: 9-Nov-2021 4:55 PM EST
All-virtual CSAW 2021 features presentations on hardware vulnerabilities, integrated circuits, AI and more
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The world has seen dozens of attacks in the past two years. The New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s annual CSAW games aims to prepare a new generation of cyber defenders in ways to address myriad software and hardware threats, from vulnerabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) systems, microchip theft, and more.

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Released: 9-Nov-2021 1:25 PM EST
CyberForce Competition challenges collegiate students to outwit cyber attackers
Argonne National Laboratory

College students will secure systems against a simulated cyberattack in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CyberForce Competition™ on November 13. The competition develops experts who can safeguard critical infrastructure, including power plants and other energy facilities.

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Released: 5-Nov-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Cisco and NUS launch S$54 million Corporate Laboratory to boost innovation and research and accelerate Singapore’s digital economy
National University of Singapore

Global technology leader Cisco and National University of Singapore (NUS) today launched the S$54 million Cisco-NUS Accelerated Digital Economy Corporate Laboratory to boost innovation and research in 5 strategic areas: artificial intelligence, healthcare, cybersecurity, urban infrastructure and workforce development & productivity.

Newswise: Iowa State, Illinois cybersecurity experts working to protect region’s infrastructure
Released: 4-Nov-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Iowa State, Illinois cybersecurity experts working to protect region’s infrastructure
Iowa State University

Cybersecurity experts from Iowa State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working to build a coalition that will train and educate a workforce capable of defending critical infrastructure, including energy providers, from computer attacks.

Released: 3-Nov-2021 4:40 PM EDT
Government action needed to ensure insurance against major hacking of driverless vehicles, experts warn
University of Exeter

Government action is needed so driverless vehicles can be insured against malicious hacks which could have potentially catastrophic consequences, a study says.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 12:25 PM EDT
NYU Center for Cybersecurity explores Power Grid Cyber Security
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reports that a large number of cyber-attacks occur on cyber-physical systems for which a computer and ancillary sensors are used to control the infrastructure. An industrial control system strategy is required to improve grid resiliency, secure operations and better manage potential cyber risks.

Released: 27-Oct-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Argonne researchers generate important breakthrough to help secure electrical grid
Argonne National Laboratory

As the electrical grid is modernized, it requires new safeguards to keep it safe from cyberattackers. Researchers at Argonne have developed a novel security approach to find and stop cyberthreats that penetrate the IT layer, preserving grid stability.

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Released: 22-Oct-2021 9:20 AM EDT
Seven ORNL technologies win R&D 100 research awards
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research teams from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their technologies have received seven 2021 R&D 100 Awards, plus special recognition for a COVID-19-related project.

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Released: 22-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
PNNL Wins R&D 100 Awards
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL innovations won five awards in the competition results announced this week, with one of the laboratory's four awarded inventions garnering two awards. PNNL has received a total of 121 since the laboratory began submitting entries in 1969.

Released: 20-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Computer scientist wins $534,595 NSF award to study ’side-channel’ hacker attacks
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A computer scientist at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a $534,595 grant from the National Science Foundation to study side-channel attacks, which happen when a malicious application can extract sensitive information from other applications running on the same system.

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Released: 14-Oct-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Internet Security Doesn’t Measure Up; a Team of Experts Is Working to Change This
University of California San Diego

The National Science Foundation funds more than $11M to CAIDA at UC San Diego, CSAIL at MIT and NSRC at the University of Oregon for two projects aimed at improving internet infrastructure security.

Newswise: Argonne invites local Hispanic and Latino students to imagine future careers in science
Released: 12-Oct-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Argonne invites local Hispanic and Latino students to imagine future careers in science
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne hosted an Education Outreach Day to reach middle school students from predominantly Hispanic and Latino neighborhoods and taught them about science-related careers. The goal was to strengthen and diversify the nation’s laboratories and research institutions with greater representation.

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Released: 5-Oct-2021 5:10 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Will Offer Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Education Through National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $750,000 grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, located within the National Security Agency, and will be one of the first universities in the country to offer a graduate certificate in cybersecurity education through the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy. The National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy is a collaborative of 10 institutions in nine states that will offer the first credentialing program for high school cybersecurity education in the country. The inaugural program will prepare 90 high school teachers to teach an advanced cybersecurity course.

Released: 4-Oct-2021 4:35 PM EDT
UAlbany Experts Available to Discuss Cybersecurity Awareness Month
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany has several experts available to discuss the importance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and how to best protect yourself against cybercrimes.

Newswise: Story tips: Carbon goes to space, cybersecurity put to the test, fusion’s power trip, cost-cutting controls and fungal infusion
Released: 4-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Story tips: Carbon goes to space, cybersecurity put to the test, fusion’s power trip, cost-cutting controls and fungal infusion
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Story tips: Carbon goes to space, cybersecurity put to the test, fusion’s power trip, cost-cutting controls and fungal infusion

Released: 30-Sep-2021 6:10 PM EDT
Visa and Apple Pay vulnerabilities leaves iPhone users open to payment fraud
University of Birmingham

Vulnerabilities in Apple Pay and Visa could enable hackers to bypass an iPhone’s Apple Pay lock screen and perform contactless payments, according to research by the University of Birmingham and University of Surrey.

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Released: 28-Sep-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Researchers Discover New Side Channel Attack on Low-End Phones
Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech researchers have recently discovered a new side channel attack that is effective on a wide range of low-end phones. All that's needed for the attack to work is to place a sensor close to the phone, for example, under the coffee table where the phone is sitting. If the sensor bears witness to a single secure transaction, like a bank login, then the attacker can immediately break the user's encryption and forge their digital signature.

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Released: 21-Sep-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Northeastern University reigns in new CyberForce Conquer the Hill competition
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne announces the winner of the last U.S. Department of Energy CyberForce contest before the main annual event in November.

Released: 15-Sep-2021 5:00 PM EDT
UA Little Rock, ASBTDC Introduce Online Training to Keep Small Businesses Cyber Safe
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

New “Cyber Safe” training from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center equips businesses to recognize and thwart cyber threats. ASBTDC collaborated with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Cyber Arena to create the Cyber Safe: Cybersecurity for Small Business online training course. The free, on-demand course is broken into short modules covering cybersecurity basics, such as access control, passwords, physical security, and network protection.

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Released: 7-Sep-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Remembering 9/11: A Legacy of Homeland Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL commemorates 9/11 and reflects on the 20 years of science and technology produced since to protect against threats and make America safer.


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