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.
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.
This post was written by assistant professor Wil Robertson. We are in the midst of an explosive proliferation of computing devices. Once confined to the domain of massive, expensive mainframes […]