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Article ID: 571714

Proposed U.S. Legislation and WikiLeaks Attacks Make Case for UMD's Approach to Cybersecurity

University of Maryland, College Park

At UMD’s Maryland Cybersecurity Center launch, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin proposed major "cybersafety" legislation. Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell warned of a "catastrophic" cyber event, likely aimed at the computer networks crucial to banking and commerce, power, utility and transportation grids. View it at

10-Dec-2010 4:25 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 571173

Shopping Online? U.Va. Expert Has Advice on Internet and Computer Security

University of Virginia

Tipsheet: Shopping Online? With the continued growth of online shopping, and today's "Cyber Monday," Karen McDowell of the University of Virginia is available to help your audience or readers keep their computers, their identities and their credit cards safe.

29-Nov-2010 2:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 571165

Shopping Online? U.Va. Expert Has Cybersecurity Tips

University of Virginia

Tipsheet: Expert can advise readers and audiences on keeping their credit cards, computers and identities safe while cyber-shopping this holiday season.

29-Nov-2010 1:35 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 571098

5 Must-follow Tips Will Let You Shop Safely Online, UAB Expert Says

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Online shoppers can protect their identities and financial account numbers by following five safety tips this holiday season, says Gary Warner, international cyber-crime consultant and director of research in computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences.

23-Nov-2010 3:20 PM EST

Article ID: 570974

Effort Seeks to Diversify Cyber-Security Field

Missouri University of Science and Technology

In an effort to increase the number of women and minorities in the field of cyber-security, Missouri University of Science and Technology is working with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to develop a new program for undergraduate students.

18-Nov-2010 12:40 PM EST



Article ID: 570195

Software to Combat Hacking Technique Wins Award

Virginia Tech

One of the serious threats to a user’s computer is a software program that might cause unwanted keystroke sequences to occur in order to hack someone’s identity. An authentication framework called “Telling Human and Bot Apart” has been developed to combat such attacks.

29-Oct-2010 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 569978

Psychologist Explores Motivations Behind 2007 Cyberattack on Estonia

University of Alabama

In April 2007, the government of Estonia decided to move a statue honoring Russian soldiers who died in World War II out of the capital of Tallinn. Angry ethnic Russians throughout the world launched a cyberattack on the small Baltic nation, crippling its cyber infrastructure for four days. Why did such an attack happen? And can it happen again?

22-Oct-2010 1:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 569826

New UMD Cybersecurity Center Stresses ‘More-than-Tech’ Solutions for Government/ Private Sectors

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is launching a new cybersecurity initiative to stimulate public-private partnerships and address national vulnerabilities, including those facing industry. Its new Maryland Cybersecurity Center will stress “more-than-tech” solutions and help connect the dots in the national capital region’s burgeoning cyber sector.

19-Oct-2010 2:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 569688

Tech Solutions Start With Pattern Recognition

University at Buffalo

Buy something online, enter your credit card number and mailing address. Simple. Then you come to the box with the captcha. You dutifully copy down the warped, watery-looking letters. Incorrect. Another captcha appears. You try again. Also incorrect.

14-Oct-2010 3:00 PM EDT

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