On the Road: Shagging in Hagerstown, ISI’ Tony Dahbura,

September 18, 2019

Dahbura’s “dabbling” in the world of baseball scheduling is, literally, a whole other story. Via his role as executive director of Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute, Dahbura works with students and faculty in the applied math and statistics department to create computer-generated optimized schedules for a variety of Minor League Baseball circuits.   Read […]

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Baltimore ransom: what’s next?

September 6, 2019

Avi Rubin, Information Security Institute’s Technical Director, gives opinion on Baltimore ransomware’s latest developments. This year, Baltimore was hit with a sophisticated, nasty ransomware attack. The incident crippled much of the city’s IT infrastructure and brought such things as utility bill payments and real estate transactions to a halt. The outage lasted months and estimates […]

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New ISI course provides safeguards for smart technologies

September 5, 2019

It’s hard to imagine a world without smartphones, cellular, Wifi, Bluetooth, or GPS. These are just a few examples of wireless networks that have forever changed society. A 2018 study from ABI Research predicted there will be over 35 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide by 2023. As a result, internet access will […]

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Welcome to ISI!

September 3, 2019

Since its founding 19 years ago, ISI has been a vibrant focal point for information security research and education.  Our research scope has grown with the recent addition of Assistant Professor Yinzhi Cao, with varied interests in areas such as web security and privacy, mobile security and privacy, and machine learning security and privacy.  Of […]

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How One Texas County Stopped a Ransomware Attack, ISI’s Avi Rubin, WSJ

August 30, 2019

“Ransomware has been around for quite some time,” said Avi Rubin, professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University and technical director of the Information Security Institute. “But recently, the big targets have been municipalities and local governments because they tend to have lower IT budgets than they should.” Malwarebytes, a company that specializes in cybersecurity, said […]

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