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How to spot ‘fake news’ online

December 7, 2022

Q+A with Cybersecurity expert Joe Carrigan, co-host of ‘Hacking Humans’ podcast, offering tips for verifying information online   Before the November midterm elections, Russia activated an army of misinformation-laden social media bots aimed at convincing voters in closely contested House of Representatives and Senate races that the U.S. should not support efforts by Ukraine to […]

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ISI in the news: School systems have become prime targets for hackers. Here’s why.

November 28, 2022

Avi Rubin, professor of computer science, technical director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (ISI), was featured on Fox45 News below on the vulnerability of schools’ cyber infrastructure.   BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) — School systems have become prime targets for hackers, according to experts who say they are particularly vulnerable to ransomware attacks. […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Expert opinion from Tony Dahbura

October 7, 2022

“For the foreseeable future, there will be a strong need, a growing need, for cybersecurity specialists. What we’ve seen so far is just the beginning.” Anton Dahbura, PhD, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2022) expects the need for information security analysts to grow 35 percent between 2021 […]

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Deleting your period tracker won’t keep your health data private

July 19, 2022

Information security expert Anton Dahbura says ‘anonymous mode’ and other attempts to protect user health data may lure people into a false sense of security in the post-Roe world GETTY IMAGES / MICROVONE As soon as news leaked in May of the possible reversal of Roe v. Wade, a drumbeat began on social media: Delete your […]

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ISI in the news: How Private and Protected Is Virtual Reproductive Care?

July 18, 2022

Tony Dahbura, Director of ISI, has been quoted in Consumer Reports recent publication on the changing world of virtual reproductive care. Illustration by: Kiersten Essenpreis While online telehealth visits surged during the pandemic, consumers now seeking remote reproductive health services face a number of privacy and legal challenges Understand The Risks of Searches and Conversations […]

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Thwarting cyberattacks

June 30, 2022

BY MICHAEL EISENSTEIN // ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAN PAGE Threats to cybersecurity loom large in today’s world, putting us all at risk of being exploited by bad actors. Whiting School experts are focused on spotting cyber vulnerabilities and defending against them—a never-ending task, where the villains’ tactics are evolving just as rapidly as the technology they exploit. […]

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ISI in the news: Joe Carrigan and “Hacking Humans” makes NYT top podcast list

June 24, 2022

The New York Times released their list of top podcasts on “The Dark Side of the Internet,” listing Hacking Humans cohosted by ISI’s Joe Carrigan.  Hosted on The CyberWire, Hacking Humans is a weekly podcast highlighting social engineering scams, phishing scams, and criminal exploits of cyberattacks that are taking tolls on organizations and individuals around […]

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Information Security Institute awarded multi-million dollar cybersecurity grant

May 25, 2022

The National Science Foundation CyberCorps grant will aid in the development of a robust cybersecurity workforce. Cybersecurity efforts and infrastructures are paramount to protect the digital world from ever-growing cybersecurity threats.  Working to combat these threats and bolster national cybersecurity, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (ISI) […]

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ISI in the news: 8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives

April 21, 2022

Resilience in the face of ransomware: considerations for executives. By Tim Nodar, the CyberWire staff At the 8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives, hosted by Ankura and the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHU ISI) on March 16th, industry experts discussed cybersecurity trends, regulations, and threats. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE CYBERWIRE Ankura’s Christopher Todd Doss […]

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ISI in the news: Why Have Russian Hackers Been So Quiet?

March 21, 2022

IMAGE COURTESY: Intelligencer and Getty Images From the 2016 election to a spree of ransomware attacks that disrupted private industry last summer, Americans are all too familiar with the chaos Russian hackers can create. But during the first two weeks of Russia’s Ukraine invasion, the cybercriminals in league with the Kremlin haven’t played a major role. Anton Dahbura, the executive […]

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