Reducing the Nation’s Cyber Risk – White House Insights on the President’s Critical Infrastructure Framework

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering / Sloan Foundation Cyber Security Lectures With the ever-increasing scale of interconnected information systems, concerns about cyber security dangers and threats increase daily. Formerly known as Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), NYU Polytechnic …

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Blocking SQL Injection Would Stop Many Password Disclosures…

A recent study by researchers at NYU Poly has uncovered several underlying trends through analyzing 34 recent password database compromises.   One such discovery was that SQL injection is the most prevalent attack vector (when the breach notification included this …

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L-3 Partners with NYU-Poly to Speed Innovative Research in Cybersecurity

RESTON, Va., December 13, 2012 – L-3’s National Security Solutions (NSS) Group announced that it has formed an agreement in cybersecurity research and development with the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). NYU-Poly is designated as a National Security …

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Thanksgiving Parade: How to Compromise Identities Big Time!

The scene of the crime is the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade. According to this article, ” … [Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade] This year was spectacular — great entertainment with many new balloons and floats. Fall was in the …

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Computer Viruses Are “Rampant” on Medical Devices in Hospitals

According to Technology Review, “Computerized hospital equipment is increasingly vulnerable to malware infections, according to participants in a recent government panel. These infections can clog patient-monitoring equipment and other software systems, at times rendering the devices temporarily inoperable.”. Read more …

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NYU-Poly and AT&T Issue First Call for Entrants to 2012 Cyber Security Awareness Week Games

As reported by the NYU-Poly website, the countdown has begun toward the biggest gathering of the best young minds in cyber security, the 9th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week(CSAW) games at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly).  In …

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Second CRISSP/Sloan Foundation Cyber-Security Lecture on Sep. 7th

NSA Official to Call for Stronger Partnerships, Greater Focus to Enhance U.S. Cyber Security In response to escalating cyber attacks on the nation’s security, infrastructure and business, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) in alliance with the Alfred P. …

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NSF Lecture on Deception and Cybersecurity

On July 19, 2012 @ 12:00pm – NSF is hosting a lecture on Deception and Cyber-Security by Jeff Hancock. The event will be held at NSF, Room 110. Contacts: Keith Marzullo, (703) 292-8950 kmarzull@nsf.gov. From the NSF website: Abstract Deception …

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US-CERT Warns of Intel CPU Flaw

According to this article, << the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has released an advisory note warning users that Intel CPUs are vulnerable to a privilege escalation hack when running 64-bit operating systems>>. Also, it seems that AMD processors …

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Malware from Middle East Appears to be State-Sponsored

According to this article, Flame, massive targeted malware which is designed to steal stored files and information about targeted systems, appears to be state-sponsored, Kaspersky Labs says. The virus is about 20 times the size of Stuxnet, malware that targeted …

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