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Article ID: 623062

Sandia Cyber-Testing Contributes to DHS Transition to Practice

Sandia National Laboratories

Through the Department of Homeland Security’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program, cybersecurity technologies developed at Sandia National Laboratories — and at other federal labs — now stand a better chance of finding their way into the real world.

10-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT



Article ID: 622819

WUSTL Helps Found Consortium to Advance Internet of the Future

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis has helped to establish a new consortium of U.S. universities and leading technology companies designed to promote development and adoption of Named Data Networking.

4-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 622694

Can We Ever Truly Master Password Security? Computer Scientist Weighs In

Georgia State University

A Georgia State University computer scientist says having to remember dozens of account passwords makes password security tricky -- and some of the faults with password security fall upon the operators of websites.

2-Sep-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 622620

UK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

University of Kentucky

The explosion of the Internet and social media has literally put the world at our fingertips, revolutionizing the way people connect and share information. However, for all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception, potentially wreaking havoc on people's lives both personally and professionally.

28-Aug-2014 2:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 622458

New Research Presents an Improved Method to Let Computers Know You Are Human

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.

25-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 622249

S&T Support of Cyber Competitions Embraces Technology and Cybersecurity

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

From February through April, the cyber equivalent of the NCAA’s March Madness played out – keystroke by keystroke – at 180 colleges around the nation. The regional champions gathered at the National Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio Texas. While only one team emerged with the winner’s trophy, everyone walked away with an increased appreciation and understanding of current cybersecurity needs and a preview of emerging technologies. This week, University of Central Florida, this year’s NCCDC winner, will tour the nation’s capital to learn how government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) protect the nation from cyber threats.

19-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT


Article ID: 622154

New Tool Makes Online Personal Data More Transparent

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Roxana Geambasu and Augustin Chaintreau, assistant professors of computer science at Columbia Engineering, have developed XRay, a new tool that reveals which data in a web account, such as emails, searches, or viewed products, are being used to target which outputs, such as ads, recommended products, or prices. They are presenting the prototype, an open source system designed to make the online use of personal data more transparent, at USENIX Security on August 20.

18-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 621654

Florida State University Offers Faculty Expert on Cybersecurity Threats

Florida State University

Shuyuan Mary Ho, an assistant professor at Florida State University’s School of Information, is available for media questions and analysis on cybersecurity threats, including the recent breach by Russian criminals who stole more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords.

6-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 621075

The SWAMP: A Key Resource in Improving Software Assurance Activities

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Software Assurance Market Place, or SWAMP, is an online, open-source, collaborative research environment that allows software developers and researchers to test their software for security weaknesses, improve tools by testing against a wide range of software packages, and interact and exchange best practices to improve software assurance tools and techniques.

24-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT



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