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The National Security Agency (NSA) Science of Security (SoS) & Privacy Lablets Summer Internship Program 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...
The Queens of Code will be presenting four talks about NSA's Computing Women from the 60s, 70s, and 80s as part of the Cyber Center for Education & Innovation (CCEI) series on the NEPRIS platform. These computing pioneers contributed to early technology development and the national defense--a secret they've kept for...
COVID-19 Information The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to transform the in-person DSN-2020 into an all-digital conference experience. Therefore, the workshops, doctoral forum and tutorials, as well as its...
Professor Munindar Singh was recognized with the 2020 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award. This award acknowledges the contributions of outstanding researchers in the field of autonomous agents, and is granted each year to one individual whose work is influencing and setting the direction for the field. For more...
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7th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium September 22-23, 2020 | Lawrence, Kansas | https://cps-vo.org/group/hotsos HoTSoS is a research event centered on the Science of Security, which aims to address the fundamental problems of security in a principled manner. The seventh annual HoTSoS event...
Each quarter, The National Security Agency recognizes the agency's engagement with an academic institution. This quarter, the school is Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. CMU has many relationships with the NSA including hosting an SoS Lablet. To learn more about the CMU / NSA relationship, visit NSA.gov:...
NSA Researcher, a familiar face at SoS meeting, Dr. Ahmad Ridley was presented with the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award. "Hopefully, I, as an African American male in STEM, can inspire students who do not often see themselves represented in STEM to be resilient in achieving their goals...





  • Abstract: Modern cybercrimes have exponentially grown over the last one decade. Ransomware is one of the types of malware which is the result of sophisticated attempt to compromise the modern computer systems. The governments and large corporations are investing heavily to combat this cyber threat against... more
  • Abstract: In the last few years, cryptocurrency mining has become more and more important on the Internet activity and nowadays is even having a noticeable impact on the global economy. This has motivated the emergence of a new malicious activity called cryptojacking, which consists of compromising other... more
  • Abstract: The recent malware outbreaks have shown that the existing end-point security solutions are not robust enough to secure the systems from getting compromised. The techniques, like code obfuscation along with one or more zero-days, are used by malware developers for evading the security systems. These... more
  • Abstract: This paper presents TrustSign, a novel, trusted automatic malware signature generation method based on high-level deep features transferred from a VGG-19 neural network model pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset. While traditional automatic malware signature generation techniques rely on static or... more
  • Abstract: Cryptojacking (also called malicious cryptocurrency mining or cryptomining) is a new threat model using CPU resources covertly "mining" a cryptocurrency in the browser. The impact is a surge in CPU Usage and slows the system performance. In this research, in-browsercryptojacking mitigation has been... more