ISI Lecturer Lanier Watkins and team demo their latest research on drone vulnerability at the Hopkins Campus during a recent podcast, Hackable. At first, the intention of the research was to expose issues so that manufacturers can create a safer drone, but now, the team has taken it a step further. As drones become more […]
Congratulations to Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute’s graduate student Yu-Tsern Jou who was recently awarded a $3,000 Ankura-Information Security Institute Scholarship. Jou is expected to graduate in December 2018 with a MS in Security Informatics. His research interest include cryptography and blockchain. Jou has accepted a software engineer position at Bloomberg and will start shortly […]
Wired reports on the massive hack affecting as many as 500 million customers who made a reservation at a Starwood hotel. Matthew Green, associate professor of computer science, is quoted.
Miami Herald reports that dozens of lawmakers in Congress use tracking tools on their websites to collect personal information about online visitors, despite the fact that those lawmakers are often vocal critics of privacy practices employed by social media companies like Facebook. Yinzhi Cao, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.
The Information Security Institute’s graduate students won third prize and $2,500 at Raymond James’ annual Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition. On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the financial organization hosted the event at its headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. Graduate students representing 12 universities from around the country competed in the all-day cybersecurity challenge. Student teams […]
How can a self-driving car learn to avoid mistakes? How can researchers spot errors in a malware detection system before they cause problems? These are some of the questions new assistant professor Yinzhi Cao explores in his research. Cao comes to Johns Hopkins from Lehigh University, where he served as an assistant professor for the […]
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 […]
Cathy Cunningham of the Chicago Tribune writes about cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices. Matthew Green, associate professor of computer science, is quoted.
WIRED reports that West Virginian military members serving abroad will be able to vote by phone in the November elections. Avi Rubin, professor of computer science, is quoted.