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How to spot ‘fake news’ online

December 7, 2022

Q+A with Cybersecurity expert Joe Carrigan, co-host of ‘Hacking Humans’ podcast, offering tips for verifying information online   Before the November midterm elections, Russia activated an army of misinformation-laden social media bots aimed at convincing voters in closely contested House of Representatives and Senate races that the U.S. should not support efforts by Ukraine to […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Expert opinion from Tony Dahbura

October 7, 2022

“For the foreseeable future, there will be a strong need, a growing need, for cybersecurity specialists. What we’ve seen so far is just the beginning.” Anton Dahbura, PhD, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2022) expects the need for information security analysts to grow 35 percent between 2021 […]

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Information Security Institute awarded multi-million dollar cybersecurity grant

May 25, 2022

The National Science Foundation CyberCorps grant will aid in the development of a robust cybersecurity workforce. Cybersecurity efforts and infrastructures are paramount to protect the digital world from ever-growing cybersecurity threats.  Working to combat these threats and bolster national cybersecurity, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (ISI) […]

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ISI in the news: 8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives

April 21, 2022

Resilience in the face of ransomware: considerations for executives. By Tim Nodar, the CyberWire staff At the 8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives, hosted by Ankura and the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHU ISI) on March 16th, industry experts discussed cybersecurity trends, regulations, and threats. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE CYBERWIRE Ankura’s Christopher Todd Doss […]

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Computer scientist identifies vulnerability in thousands of websites

March 14, 2022

ProbeTheProto framework developed by computer scientist Yinzhi Cao helps identify and alert websites vulnerable to a flaw that allows malicious actors to ‘pollute’ important web code Millions of developers use JavaScript to build websites and mobile apps, making it one of the most popular programming languages in the world. But according to Johns Hopkins researchers, […]

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ISI in the news: War in Ukraine highlights risk of Russian cyberattacks

March 14, 2022

Experts say Russia could launch a cyberattack against the U.S. and now is the time to protect yourself by taking specific steps.   VIDEO COURTESY: WMAR2 BALTIMORE   WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Russia wages war on the ground in Ukraine, there’s another war taking shape in cyberspace: one with the potential to cripple real-world systems […]

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ISI selected as U.S. Cyber Command partner in academic engagement

February 21, 2022

Out of 84 diverse institutions, Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute has been selected as a CYBERCOM partner in new development initiative. The United States Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) has partnered with institutions across 34 states for their Academic Engagement Network (AEN) initiative to enhance education and workforce needs in cyberspace.  The Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute […]

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Two cybersecurity students named 2021 Gerald M. Masson Fellows

August 3, 2021

Sara Catherine Weill ’21 and Jonathan Prokos have been named 2021 Gerald M. Masson Fellows. Established in 2018 to honor the Department of Computer Science’s inaugural chair and founding director of the JHU Information Security Institute, these fellowships aim to encourage computer science undergraduates who have been accepted into The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program to spend […]

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