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7th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium September 22-24, 2020 | Virtually hosted by the University of 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...
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...
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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...
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...
NSA is looking for colleges and universities to apply to enter in Educational Partnership Agreements with NSA to increase participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM as part of its OnRamp II program. The deadline is April 10, 2020. Full details on the OnRamp II program can be found on the NSA website: https://www...
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) - Call for Papers HFES is looking for submissions of research and practice related to the human and cybersecurity! HFES is interested in building a broad community between human and cyber experts. The HFES society has added a CyberTechnical Group which will be accepting papers...
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...





  • Abstract: Location sharing applications are becoming increasingly common. These applications allow users to share their own locations and view contacts’ current locations on a map. Location applications are commonly used by friends and family members to view Global Positioning System (GPS) location of an... more
  • Abstract: Prior work on mobile app reviews has demonstrated that user reviews contain a wealth of information and are seen as a potential source of requirements. However, most of the studies done in this area mainly focused on mining and analyzing user reviews from the US App Store, leaving reviews of users... more
  • Abstract: While enjoying the convenience brought by mobile phones, users have been exposed to high risk of private information leakage. It is known that many applications on mobile devices read private data and send them to remote servers. However how, when and in what scale the private data are leaked are... more
  • Abstract: iOS is one of the most secure operating systems based on policies created and enforced by Apple. Though not impervious or free from vulnerabilities, iOS has remained resilient to many attacks partially based on lower market share of devices, but primarily because of tight controls placed on iOS... more
  • Abstract: In this paper, we propose the first traffic monitoring and labeling system for iOS devices, named iMonitor, which not just captures mobile network traffic in .pcap files, but also provides comprehensive APP-related and user-related information of captured packets. Through further analysis, one can... more