News: JHUISI Newsletter

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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Johns Hopkins Researchers and OnBoard Security Team Up to Protect Drones

February 23, 2018

Graduate students at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHUISI) teamed up with OnBoard Security, a company that develops products for vehicle communication security, to develop a system to protect safety-related messages transmitted between two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), often called “drones.”  This collaboration succeeded at implementing a secured type of Sense and Avoid […]

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The Future of Blockchain

September 14, 2017

Nine years ago this October, a mysterious figure named Satoshi Nakamoto published a white paper entitiled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” on a cryptography mailing list. The subsequent years have made for an electrifying ride. Once valued at a rate of 10,000 Bitcoins for a pizza, this September the price of Bitcoin reached a […]

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