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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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