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Cybersecurity Snapshots #17 - DoppelPaymer Ransomware Gang In a new report, McAfee researchers discovered that from Q3 to Q4 of 2020, the number of ransomware incidents that affected organizations rose 69%. In 2020 the FBI put out a warning of increased activity of a ransomware gang called DoppelPaymer. DoppelPaymer...
CALL FOR PAPERS International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2021) First International Workshop on Adaptive Cyber Defense 21-26 Aug - IJCAI Conference | https://sites.google.com/go.spawar.navy.mil/ijcai-acd-workshop/call-for-papers Important Dates 10 May - ACD Workshop paper submissions are due...
Cyber Scene #55 - Cyber Meteorology - Part One: The Ghost of Cold War Past This issue of Cyber Scene examines which way(s) the cyber wind is blowing and ultimately, who among Western "meteorologists" are willing, able and armed to fight this war. Historically, the frigid winds from Siberia fly across Europe every...
SoS Musings #48 - Ready to Embrace Zero Trust Security? Zero Trust has become more important than ever as digital transformation efforts accelerate, the attack surface expands, and conventional perimeter-based security approaches continue to fail. Zero Trust is an Information Technology security model that is based...
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SoS Musings #46 - The Battle Against Fileless Malware Attacks Continues As organizations adopt more advanced attack detection and prevention methods, cybercriminals continue to increase the sophistication of their attack methods. Today's adversaries are increasingly adopting fileless attack techniques to circumvent...
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Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HotSoS) 2021 The National Security Agency (NSA) virtually hosted the 8th Annual Symposium on the Science of Security (HoTSoS), from 13-15 April 2021. The General Chair was Adam Tagert (NSA) and Program Co-Chairs were Ozgur Kafali (University of Kent) and Ahmad Ridley (NSA)....

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  • Abstract: The number of applications and services that are hosted on cloud platforms is constantly increasing. Nowadays, more and more applications are hosted as services on cloud platforms, co-existing with other services in a mutually untrusted environment. Facilities such as virtual machines, containers... more
  • Abstract: The advanced persistent threat (APT) landscape has been studied without quantifiable data, for which indicators of compromise (IoC) may be uniformly analyzed, replicated, or used to support security mechanisms. This work culminates extensive academic and industry APT analysis, not as an incremental... more
  • Abstract: Ransomware attacks are taking advantage of the ongoing pandemics and attacking the vulnerable systems in business, health sector, education, insurance, bank, and government sectors. Various approaches have been proposed to combat ransomware, but the dynamic nature of malware writers often bypasses... more
  • Abstract: Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a concept that decouples the control plane and the user plane. So the network administrator can easily control the network behavior through its own programs. However, the administrator may unconsciously apply some malicious programs on SDN controllers so that... more
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