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.
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.
Crowdsourced social media platforms such as Facebook and Yelp are increasingly being infiltrated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legitimacy of some online rating systems. Assistant professor Christo Wilson dubbed this phenomenon “crowdturfing,” and he’s determined to make these systems more secure.
Associate professor and cybersecurity expert Engin Kirda discusses the data security breach at Target last week that affected up to 40 million customers and how cyberattacks have evolved in recent years.
Electrical and computer engineering professor David Kaeli is working with the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation to establish new standards for inter-device communications.
Professor and cybersecurity expert Wil Robertson discusses the impact of new measures the Obama administration is reportedly taking to combat cyberattacks and the challenges federal officials face in recruiting cyberspecialists.
Students in the information assurance program will receive training in both the technical sciences and the humanities through a scholarship program.
Engin Kirda, the Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professor for Information Assurance, developed new software for detecting and containing malicious webcrawlers.
Assistant professor and cybersecurity expert Wil Robertson explains the growing threat of hackers targeting American military and infrastructure.
Themis Papageorge, an associate clinical professor of computer and information science, examines the cybersecurity threat posed by al-Qaida and Anonymous, a global group of hackers.
Cybersecurity curriculum will prepare select students for highly specialized jobs that investigate cybercrimes.