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.
President Joseph E. Aoun on Thursday hosted EMC Corporation CEO and Chairman Joseph Tucci and Amit Yoran, president of RSA, EMC’s security division, for an engaging discussion about trends in high tech.
“Cybersecurity is now something that we must treat in our businesses just like we watch our balance sheets,” Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company, said Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum.
The $20.4 million cooperative agreement provides a unique mechanism for Northeastern to obtain expedited funding for research in designing and developing advanced engineered materials with security applications, and expands on the university’s leadership in security and resilience research.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were honored with prestigious awards.
A team of Northeastern students placed second in the 12th annual Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, held last month in Syracuse, New York.
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.
With support from the National Science Foundation, cryptography expert Daniel Wichs, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, will work as part of a multi-university team to develop better encryption techniques to improve cloud security.
Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.