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MIT Does Full Court Press on Cybersecurity Research

March 3, 2015 18:260 comments
MIT will announce three new cybersecurity initiatives next week.

In-brief: MIT, the East Coast’s leading technical university, will announce three, major cyber security initiatives aimed at web-based security, critical infrastructure and cyber policy.  Like this:Like Loading…

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The Deadly Game of Cyber Mis-Attribution | Digital Guardian

March 2, 2015 13:350 comments
Attribution for cyber attacks is all the rage - but tools for identifying the source of such incidents are still evolving. The result: damaging mis-attribution.

In-brief: Tools to attribute cyber attacks are still primitive – leading to potentially damaging mis-identification. (This post first appeared on the Digital Guardian blog.) Like this:Like Loading…

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Sabotaging Encryption Software – The Perfect Crime?

February 27, 2015 11:110 comments
A paper co-authored by Bruce Schneier noting various methods for subverting cryptographic protections - the better to prevent back doors like those used by the NSA.

  In-brief: A report from Bruce Schneier and researchers at the Universities of Wisconsin and Washington surveys the (many) ways that cryptographic protections can be weakened or subverted, and calls for research on fool-proof technologies.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Doctorow: Fearing an Internet of Things That Do As They’re Told

February 25, 2015 15:020 comments
Doctorow: Fearing an Internet of Things That Do As They’re Told

In-brief: In an essay for O’Reilly Radar, Cory Doctorow argues that remote management features that allow carriers to disable mobile phones are a mistake – taking technology owners’ autonomy and control over their data away in the name of preventing muggings and other crimes.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Verizon: 5 Billion Business IoT Connections by 2020

February 24, 2015 09:460 comments
Verizon: 5 Billion Business IoT Connections by 2020

    In-brief: A report by Verizon finds business adoption of IoT is growing quickly, boosting that company’s Internet of Things numbers. But increased business adoption of IoT brings risks to privacy and security. Like this:Like Loading…

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