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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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Computer scientist identifies vulnerability in thousands of websites

March 14, 2022

ProbeTheProto framework developed by computer scientist Yinzhi Cao helps identify and alert websites vulnerable to a flaw that allows malicious actors to ‘pollute’ important web code Millions of developers use JavaScript to build websites and mobile apps, making it one of the most popular programming languages in the world. But according to Johns Hopkins researchers, […]

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ISI in the news: War in Ukraine highlights risk of Russian cyberattacks

March 14, 2022

Experts say Russia could launch a cyberattack against the U.S. and now is the time to protect yourself by taking specific steps.   VIDEO COURTESY: WMAR2 BALTIMORE   WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Russia wages war on the ground in Ukraine, there’s another war taking shape in cyberspace: one with the potential to cripple real-world systems […]

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ISI in the news: Now’s the time to protect your computer networks from cyberattack

March 8, 2022

Anton Dahbura from the Information Security Institute suggests that individuals and enterprises should take steps now to secure cyber systems against attack from Russian agents Getty Images   The invasion of Ukraine has put cybersecurity experts on alert for potential Russian cyberattacks against the United States and other countries. “Americans have particular reason to worry,” Anton […]

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ISI in the news: Russia’s war in Ukraine is raising cyber risks worldwide

March 7, 2022

Experts say both the Kremlin and Russia-allied hackers may launch cyber attacks that cripple critical systems and business applications far beyond Ukraine. IMAGE: Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images By: Ben Brody, Senior Reporter for Protocol   Cybersecurity experts have a warning for people in the U.S.: It’s time to install software patches, use multifactor authentication and strengthen […]

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ISI selected as U.S. Cyber Command partner in academic engagement

February 21, 2022

Out of 84 diverse institutions, Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute has been selected as a CYBERCOM partner in new development initiative. The United States Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) has partnered with institutions across 34 states for their Academic Engagement Network (AEN) initiative to enhance education and workforce needs in cyberspace.  The Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute […]

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Russia-Ukraine conflict maxes out cyberattack risk assessment index

February 15, 2022

Cyber Attack Predictive Index developed at Johns Hopkins University predicts the potential for cyberattacks between nations; Tool finds ‘extremely high likelihood’ of attack against Ukraine by Russia Although Russia reports that it has ceased amassing troops along its border with Ukraine and NATO officials are expressing “cautious optimism” for a diplomatic resolution to the simmering conflict, […]

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