Security & Privacy


14 Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

Researchers at Intel Security have identified 14 cyber threats to watch in 2017. The insights were released today in the organization's McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report.

Multimodal Biometrics Strengthen Mobile Security

Passwords and PIN numbers for smartphones offer weak security for mobile devices, but a team of California State University, Fullerton researchers have found that multimodal biometrics (a combination of face, fingerprint and voice authentication schemes) significantly improve mobile security.



Report: Education Department's IT Security is 'Not Generally Effective'

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General has found in a recent report that the department’s overall information technology security is “not generally effective” in meeting several federal requirements.

Carnegie Mellon Tool Displays Visualization of Malware Attack Patterns

Carnegie Mellon Tool Displays Visualization of Malware Attack Patterns

A security research project at Carnegie Mellon University could simplify the process of identifying how malware is being distributed through visualization.

U Washington Tacoma Teams Up with Infoblox on Security Research

Under the new agreement, the university will work with Infoblox on research projects in cybersecurity, development of security products and placing students into internships.

U Michigan Grad Students Teach Tech & Digital Etiquette to Middle Schoolers

The program, which began in 2013, allows those master's students to gain experience in teaching with technology and working directly with students

North Carolina to Test Internet2 Services in K–12, Community Colleges

Under a new proof-of-concept program, schools, districts and community colleges will be able to try out Internet2's identity management service, InCommon Federated Identity Management.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Data Visualization Tool to Identify Cyber Attacks

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute have developed a new tool for analyzing network traffic and identifying cyber attacks.

Naval Academy's New Hopper Hall to House Data Security Studies

This is far from the academy's initial foray into cybersecurity. In fact, it claims to be the first institution of higher education to require cyber security classes for all of its students.

Feds Arrest Suspected E-Mail Hacker

An Arizona man has been charged with computer fraud in connection with hacking approximately 2,000 e-mails at more than 75 universities in the United States.

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