Hackers holding computer networks hostage has been a common practice for decades, but now the perpetrators are demanding money in exchange for stopping the attack. Here, Northeastern cybersecurity experts Engin Kirda and Guevara Noubir explain why ransomware is becoming more prevalent and what you can do to protect your information.
Northeastern and MIT are the only universities in the country chosen by NASA to perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars.
Northeastern University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions, a remarkable step in understanding human diseases.
U.S. businesses suffered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assistant professor and web security expert, explains what we can expect from cybersecurity in the new year.
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.
Northeastern will launch a first-of-its-kind, interdisciplinary graduate program this fall to train the next generation of security professionals to face the new and evolving challenges of the 21st century.
Northeastern is a key partner in the Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur Big Data innovation.
A variety of video, card, and board games developed by Northeastern students were on display at the Center for the Arts’ Game Demo Day on Thursday evening.
Not using the same password for everything is among several tips Northeastern cybersecurity expert Wil Robertson suggests to help Internet users guard their personal information online.
Assistant professor David Smith is leveraging digital humanities techniques to analyze syntactic changes throughout history in an effort to understand how languages evolve.
The real world is an enormously complex network in which everything is interconnected. Assistant professor of computer and information science Yizhou Sun develops data-mining algorithms that take advantage of that complexity.
The research of Daniel Wichs, a new assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, focuses on how cryptography can continue protecting personal data in an evolving digital age.