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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.

Released:
18-Nov-2010 12:40 PM EST

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Newswise: Software to Combat Hacking Technique Wins Award

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.

Released:
29-Oct-2010 7:00 AM EDT
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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?

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22-Oct-2010 1:20 PM EDT

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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.

Released:
19-Oct-2010 2:25 PM EDT
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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.

Released:
14-Oct-2010 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 569671

Cyberwars Already Underway with No Geneva Conventions

University at Buffalo

Cyber attacks of various sorts have been around for decades. University at Buffalo military ethicist Randall R. Dipert says we have good reason to worry, because cyber attacks are almost entirely unaddressed by traditional morality and laws of war.

Released:
14-Oct-2010 10:35 AM EDT

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    7-Oct-2010 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 569311

Georgia Tech Releases Cyber Threats Forecast for 2011

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) today announced the release of the GTISC Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2011, outlining the top three areas of security risk and concern for consumer and business Internet and computer users.

Released:
6-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 569310

BLADE Software Eliminates “Drive-By Downloads” from Malicious Websites

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Researchers have developed a new tool that eliminates drive-by download threats. BLADE is browser-independent and when tested, it blocked all drive-by malware installation attempts from more than 1,900 malicious websites, produced no false positives and required minimal resources from the computer.

Released:
6-Oct-2010 7:00 AM EDT
Newswise: GTRI Creates Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory

Article ID: 569207

GTRI Creates Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has created a new Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL) to apply GTRI’s broad expertise and systems engineering experience in cyber-related research to a wide range of information security issues.

Released:
4-Oct-2010 11:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 569192

Expert Who Helped Track Zeus Botnet Case Is Available for Interviews

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gary Warner, Director of Research in Computer Forensics at UAB, is available to comment on the breaking story about the financial and cyber crimes related to the Zeus botnet.

Released:
4-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT

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