Phishing scammers, beware! Information Security Institute’s graduate student fall course, Cybersecurity Hygiene & Literacy in a Digital Age, will expose all your online conning tactics. For Karol Pierre, the course instructor, it’s personal. While finishing up her typical day of classes during her sophomore year at Villanova University, she called her parents, presumably home in […]
Viruses, such as the one that causes COVID-19, spread quickly through large cities because of a complex web of interactions between people taking place in a densely populated area. But how viruses move from person to person in smaller, rural communities is less well understood, resulting in public health and economic decisions that are […]
“The RSA conference was an exhilarating experience for a student who is starting out in the cyber security field,” said Master of Science in Security Informatics program student Yaamini Barathi Mohan. Mohan and fellow Master of Science in Security Informatics program student, Hyoeun Choi, joined over 45,000 attendees at the RSA conference held in San […]
Avi Rubin, Information Security Institute’s Technical Director, gives opinion on the security threats of voting by posting mail in the upcoming elections. Voting by postal mail is an increasingly attractive option for the upcoming November election. While “vote by mail” systems have several drawbacks, in the face of COVID-19 and the need to keep a […]
The work output, and lack of it, from a squad of applied mathematics undergraduates in Baltimore are all the proof you need of the heightened state of uncertainty that swirls around baseball’s minor leagues. Members of the Johns Hopkins Minor League Scheduling Research Team are trying to create a new batch of pandemic-shortened 2020 schedules […]
Prof. Avi Rubin is a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In a special “Coronaviruws Conversation” with TEDxMidAtlantic curator Dave Troy, he explains how the pandemic may affect our elections, and helps us to understand the kinds of trade-offs that may be necessary in this difficult election year.
Rubin’s lecture explores computer security and the blurring of digital crime and analog crimes. In fact, Rubin challenges the notion that there is a difference. After all, if a hacker can shut down a pacemaker from within, where is the line?