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These legislators preach internet privacy, but they still use website tools that snoop, ISI’ Yinzhi Cao, Miami Herald

November 16, 2018

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.

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ISI Students Win Third Place and Cash Prize in Cybersecurity Competition

November 1, 2018

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 […]

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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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New podcast co-hosted by Hopkins expert explores cybersecurity, phishing, and ways people fall for online scams

August 23, 2018

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 […]

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