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On the Road: Shagging in Hagerstown, ISI’ Tony Dahbura,

September 18, 2019

Dahbura’s “dabbling” in the world of baseball scheduling is, literally, a whole other story. Via his role as executive director of Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute, Dahbura works with students and faculty in the applied math and statistics department to create computer-generated optimized schedules for a variety of Minor League Baseball circuits.   Read […]

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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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How One Texas County Stopped a Ransomware Attack, ISI’s Avi Rubin, WSJ

August 30, 2019

“Ransomware has been around for quite some time,” said Avi Rubin, professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University and technical director of the Information Security Institute. “But recently, the big targets have been municipalities and local governments because they tend to have lower IT budgets than they should.” Malwarebytes, a company that specializes in cybersecurity, said […]

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Yinzhi Cao Joins ISI Faculty

September 11, 2018

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 […]

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ISI Host Workshop on Encryption, Surveillance, and Transparency

August 30, 2018

On August 14, 2018, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (ISI) held a workshop on encryption, surveillance, and transparency. More than 50 people from the systems security research community, civil society, industry, and the law enforcement and intelligence communities gathered on the Homewood campus. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and the […]

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