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The National Security Agency (NSA) Summer Internship Program in Science of Security (SoS) is for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. universities and colleges. The program provides an opportunity for exceptional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students to work directly with NSA...
Cyber Scene #59 - Cyber Around the World Ill-gotten cyber gains continue to extend their reach. This month's Cyber Scene starts in Asia but moves around the world. Brand new to Cyber Scene is the inclusion of Taliban, which also is playing a cyber role in making Southeast Asian history today. As there is not yet any...
Cybersecurity Snapshots #21 - Do You Know Where Your QR Code Is Taking You? For some time, QR codes were mainly used in industrial environments to help keep track of inventory and production. They later gained popularity among advertisers because it was easier for consumers to scan a code than to type a long URL. But...
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)....
SoS Musings #53 - True Randomness Boosts Security For most, if not all, cryptographic systems, random numbers play an essential role in determining the strength of the system's security and influence how difficult it is to attack the system. Randomness in cryptography prevents eavesdroppers from guessing the...
Coordinated automation could improve traffic flow, boost efficiency, and slash emissions. A combination of machine learning, big data, and Amazon Web Services is making this future possible. By Sean O'Neill | August 23, 2021 The smooth-flowing traffic of the future is just around the corner. Advances in vehicle...
Visit the Hints page to solve the Puzzle in the May 2021 edition of Science News magazine. You can solve the puzzle using paper and pencil. (You do not need to write code!) If you're successful, you will have the words that answer the "hint".
Cybersecurity Snapshots #22 - BlackMatter: The DarkSide Ransomware Group Rebranded? On Friday, May 7, 2021, an affiliate of the DarkSide Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) attacked Colonial Pipeline, a major U.S. fuel pipeline. A week later, DarkSide announced it was shutting down its operations after its servers were...

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