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August 31, 2015

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

Computers: Protecting Your Cloud

Aug. 12, 2015 — A powerful new computer security tool, called XDet, can detect malicious files being uploaded to a cloud computing service. The researchers have carried out successful tests on live data on a cloud ... read more

Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss Tricky Balance Between Data Sharing and Privacy

Aug. 4, 2015 — In its efforts to curb criminal activity, should the government be allowed to see confidential consumer data collected by businesses? Or does the right to privacy trump such intrusions? The conflict ... read more

Why Organizations Fight Data Breaches Differently

July 9, 2015 — In the wake of recent high-profile security breaches at retail stores such as Target and Neiman Marcus, a new study determines why differences exist in the level of information security control ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure ... read more

Monitoring Chinese Industry 4.0 Technology and Patents

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed patents registered in China over the last three years for industry 4.0 technologies. The first study to be published on the topic shows that Chinese researchers have ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

Online Safety: If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

May 20, 2015 — The end-user is often the 'weakest link' in the Internet safety chain according to experts. The team's conclusion: Internet users have to take personal responsibility for their safety ... read more

With One False Tweet, Computer-Based Hack Crash Led to Real Panic

May 20, 2015 — A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press demonstrates the need to better understand how social media data is linked to decision making in the private and public sector, ... read more

Smarter Algorithms Ensure More Secure Chip Cards

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in securing chip cards against leaking confidential information. Through the use of smart algorithms it is now possible to better secure, for instance, bank cards, public ... read more

Electronic Security Tag for Protecting Valuable Shipments

May 11, 2015 — An electronic security tag has been developed that can used to protect valuable shipments and enhance product safety in the future. By using a security tag equipped with sensors, the sender and the ... read more

May 7, 2015 — How safe is that robot doing your surgery? Researchers easily hacked a next generation teleoperated surgical robot to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in ... read more

Online Voting a Step Closer Thanks to Breakthrough in Security Technology

Apr. 30, 2015 — A technique to allow people to cast their election vote online -- even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses -- has been developed by researchers. Taking inspiration ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A research team is studying a range of security challenges involving programmable logic devices – in particular, field programmable gate arrays ... read more

Cloud Security Reaches Silicon: System for Defending Against Memory-Access Attacks Implemented in Chips

Apr. 22, 2015 — A system for defending against memory-access attacks can be implemented in ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers tested brain activity to better understand employees who pose a risk to ... read more

Invisible Inks Could Help Foil Counterfeiters of All Kinds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Scientists have invented sophisticated fluorescent inks that one day could be used as multicolored barcodes for consumers to authenticate products often counterfeited. Snap a photo with your ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security ... read more

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