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"On One-way Functions and Kolmogorov Complexity" wins the 9th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition. This paper was written by Yanyi Liu from Cornell University and Rafael Pass from Cornell Tech. An honorable mention award was given to "Retrofitting Fine Grain Isolation in the Firefox Renderer” written by...
The Fall'21 Science of Security Quarterly Lablet Meeting will be hosted by The University  of Kansas on November 15-16, 2021. The program agenda will include invited talks from Dr. Robert Runser (NSA) and Dr. Natarajan Shankar (SRI) as well as briefs from the Lablets.  The meeting will be virtual. To gain access to the...
Cybersecurity Snapshots #25 - Schools and Universities Targeted by Hackers During Pandemic According to researchers, ransomware attacks hit schools and colleges harder than any other industry during the first year of the pandemic. Malicious actors look for easy targets, and education institutions often struggle to find...
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With public health and safety as the top priority, we’ve elected to move RSAC 2022 event date from February to June 6-9, 2022. The physical event will remain in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.  We’re incredibly excited to return to San Francisco in 2022! The theme for RSAC 2022 is Transform. Today, we are stronger...
SoS Musings #54 - The Role of Psychology in Cybersecurity According to a joint study from Stanford University Professor Jeff Hancock and the security firm Tessian, 85 percent of data breaches stem from human error. This finding, accompanied by Proofpoint's report of more than 99 percent of cyberattacks relying on...
Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies show promise for autonomous cyber operations (ACO), offering the potential for distributed, adaptive defensive measures at machine speed and scale. The cyber domain is a particularly challenging domain for autonomous AI. We nominate a challenge in this space...
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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