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Article ID: 698764

Researchers Help Close Security Hole in Popular Encryption Software

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have helped close a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal encryption keys from a popular security package by briefly listening in on unintended “side channel” signals from smartphones.

Released:
9-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698667

RoboCup 2018: S&T Test Methods Used to Evaluate Rescue Robots

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Since 1997, several continents have played host to an international soccer tournament. No, not the World Cup -- the RoboCup. Robots of all shapes and sizes test their “metal” in the world’s favorite sport. Engineers and fans from across the globe have gathered to watch hunks of autonomous steel try to nudge a ball into a miniature net.

Released:
7-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 698664

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

University of California, Irvine

Not only can your smartphone serve as your wallet, watch and map, it can also be your digital security blanket. In a new study led by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that when people are in awkward social situations, having their phones with them offers comfort and helps relieve feelings of isolation.

Released:
7-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 698547

Facebook's Transparency Is a Good Start, but Its Market Power Could Make It a Major Advocate for Privacy and Cybersecurity Worldwide

Indiana University

In the last week, Facebook disclosed a campaign by foreign interests – likely from Russia -- to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections and announced dramatic spending increases on improvements to data privacy and security. Cybersecurity expert Scott Shackelford shares what the company should do next

Released:
3-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 698460

DHS S&T Invites First Responder Industry to Stakeholder Summit

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Technology innovators are invited to an industry Stakeholder Summit, August 9 in Washington, DC, to learn about the highest priority needs of more than 7.5 million first responders in the global market.

Released:
2-Aug-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698364

Media Advisory: DHS S&T to Host Stakeholder Summit for First Responder Industry, August 9

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

On August 9, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host an International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Stakeholder Summit.

Released:
1-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698320

Intergovernmental Cooperation Helps Enhance Communication, Maritime Domain Awareness

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Recent tests integrating commercial and government capabilities is making tactical communications between international and interagency law enforcement operators safer and more reliable.

Released:
31-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698171

Snapshot: S&T Tests Face and Iris Recognition Systems during Biometric Technology Rally

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's first Biometric Technology Rally, held in March at S&T’s Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), aimed to eliminate these obstacles by testing face and face/iris recognition systems. The MdTF designed a standard security checkpoint process to test the ability of biometric identity systems to acquire and match images from a diverse volunteer population within a realistic time constraint.

Released:
27-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697841

Bomb Disarming with High- and Low-Tech Solutions

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To ensure bomb techs are on the cutting edge of technology as they address evolving threats, DHS S&T created the Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) program. REDOPS connects the 466 bomb squads of varying sizes and budgets across the country with the tools and information they need to perform their duties better, faster and more safely.

Released:
24-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    24-Jul-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697556

What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins University

Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really upset, would it actually go out of its way to offer help and comfort? Some not only will, but they’ll also overcome obstacles in a hurry to do it.

Released:
17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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