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Article ID: 702069

Stringent password policies help prevent fraud, study finds

Indiana University

An Indiana University study finds stringent password rules that encourage longer and more complicated passwords significantly lower the risk of personal data breaches, especially among employees at large organizations that handle sensitive data, like universities.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701814

Study Uncovers ‘Sextortion’ Prevalence in Teens

Florida Atlantic University

Sextortion, the threatened distribution of explicit, intimate and embarrassing sexual images without consent, is the fastest-growing cyberthreat to children. This study is the first to examine the prevalence and effects of sextortion among teens, using data from 5,568 middle and high school students in the U.S. Findings show that more males than females participated in sextortion both as a victim and as an offender. Overall, sextortion occurred within the context of an existing friendship (romantic or otherwise).

Released:
9-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701908

S&T Founds DHS-Wide Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Community of Interest

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Considering different forms of innovation are rapidly shaping today’s world, few are more consequential than artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These have a growing impact on many aspects of daily life, powering technologies that benefit health, finance, public safety, and recreation.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701747

Detecting Anomalies on a Car Computer Network

American University

Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system. Unusual activity could signal a cyberattack.

Released:
5-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701504

CSU Offers Cybersecurity Training for Families, Small Businesses

Columbus State University

Columbus State University's TSYS Cybersecurity Center will present informational sessions on cybersecurity for families and small businesses on Oct. 6. Attendees will learn tips on how to better protect themselves from cyber threats.

Released:
2-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 701506

Israeli Morphisec Receives $200K for Cybersecurity Tech to Protect Financial Institutions

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced that Israel-based Morphisec has been awarded $200,000 to develop technology solutions to prevent cyberattacks on financial institutions.

Released:
2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701484

Testing Locations for Homemade Explosives Keep the Traveling Public Safe

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To keep the nation ahead of emerging threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) takes on rigorous explosives threat detection research through its various dedicated labs and projects.

Released:
2-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701388

DHS Selects Texas A&M University to Lead Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today the selection of Texas A&M University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS). S&T will provide CBTS with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year of a 10-year grant period.

Released:
1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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