In the first installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in the new year, faculty experts explain that politically motivated cyberattacks will continue, innovative solutions to climate change are on the horizon, and bipartisan support for healthcare legislation is possible.
Northeastern cybersecurity expert Engin Kirda and his colleagues have produced groundbreaking research that sheds light on targeted attacks, which represent the growing majority of cyberespionage worldwide taking place today.
Engin Kirda, the Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professor for Information Assurance, developed new software for detecting and containing malicious webcrawlers.
As part of a Monday afternoon lecture on cybersecurity, Engin Kirda was installed as the inaugural Sy and Laurie Sternberg Associate Professor for Information Assurance.
The cybersecurity threat represents one of the nation’s most serious economic and national security challenges, said Stephen Flynn, the founding co-director of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland […]
On Wednesday, university experts examined how to combat cyberthreats facing America, as lawmakers are considering cybersecurity legislation.
The hacker group Anonymous recently announced through a YouTube video that it plans to “kill” Facebook on Nov. 5 for supposedly abusing the privacy of its users. We asked Engin Kirda, the Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Endowed Professor for Information Assurance — with joint appointments in Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering — to discuss the potential implications of the hack and the motives behind hacking groups such as Anonymous.
In late April, a hacker crippled Sony’s PlayStation Network by stealing the names, home addresses and perhaps even the credit card numbers of some 70 million subscribers, who play and download games through the online service. Here, professor Engin Kirda assesses the impact of the attack.
Internet attacks offer intriguing research challenges for new professor, who will look at the user’s role in creating vulnerabilities
(with Tobias Lauinger, Nikolaos Laoutaris, Pablo Rodriguez, Thorsten Strufe, and Ernst Biersack) ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 42(5), October 2012.
(with Tobias Lauinger, and Pietro Michiardi) 15th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), Amsterdam, September 2012.
Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2nd Ed.) 275-277, 2011.