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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 #60 - From All Foreign and Domestic Cyber Enemies and Their Minions This Cyber Scene looks domestically as well as internationally at the last four weeks of brisk developments in the cyber world. Following an August recess of Capitol Hill denizens, the return to a jam-packed agenda/docket has Cyber Scene...
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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...
SoS Musings #50 - Moving Automotive Cybersecurity into the Fast Lane Connected and autonomous vehicles offer benefits, but they also introduce significant cybersecurity risks that can lead to the loss of life on the road. As vehicles increase in connectivity, they become more vulnerable to being hacked, manipulated,...
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)....
CMU launches new privacy engineering options Two new options make it easier for working professionals to receive privacy engineering training Daniel Tkacik NOV 23, 2020 As new privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act require companies to improve the way...
SoS Musings #52 - Passwords Are Still Here and in Need of Improvement Despite the rising popularity of biometric authentication, passwords remain a widely used way to verify a user's identity, allowing them to gain access to a device, application, or website. Passwords are still widely used because they do not have...

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