News: JHUISI Newsletter

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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New Software Improves Speed and Accuracy of Cryptography

April 29, 2019

Cryptographers often spend time on tasks that are both very complex and very tedious. Precision is key: a single error can compromise an entire system. Associate Research Professor Susan Hohenberger Waters at JHU’s Information Security Institute leads a research team developing a suite of software tools to improve the speed and accuracy of cryptography. Waters’ […]

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New Fall 2019 Course: Cybersecurity Innovation and Entrepreneurship

April 18, 2019

This fall, the Whiting School of Engineering is offering a new course for graduate students interested in cybersecurity and entrepreneurship. The course “Cybersecurity Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” designed for students in the 3-semester Master of Science in Security Informatics (MSSI) and Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) programs, is a two-semester sequence with an optional […]

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5th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives: The regulatory playing field

April 16, 2019

So does regulation have a downside? Its promised upside is clear enough: an analogue of public health and public safety measures, transposed to cyberspace. The conference held on March 13, 2019, on the Homewood Campus of JHU, was organized by the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and Ankura, concentrated on regulatory frameworks and trends, […]

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Online to On Campus: Customize Your Class Schedule

April 16, 2019

Graduate students in several master’s degree programs at the Whiting School of Engineering can now jumpstart their coursework months before they step foot on the Homewood campus, thanks to “Home2Homewood” (H2H). The new program allows new students enrolling in select residential programs will be able to take up to three relevant and approved classes online […]

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New podcast co-hosted by Hopkins expert explores cybersecurity, phishing, and ways people fall for online scams

August 23, 2018

Cybercriminals are continually thinking up new ways to manipulate online users into giving up their private information. Social engineering attacks, an increasingly common hacking technique, allows scammers to target vulnerable individuals through illicit and deceptive methods. Experts at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute have teamed up with the Cyberwire, a Baltimore-based cyber-security news […]

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ISI Promotes Cybersecurity Education in Liberal Arts Colleges

August 2, 2018

In late spring, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (ISI) and College of Charleston hosted a two-and-a half-day workshop on cybersecurity education materials for liberal arts colleges. Thirty professors, undergraduates, and high school students convened on the College of Charleston campus in Charleston, South Carolina. Facilitated by two Master of Science in Security Informatics […]

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