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Topic: cybersecurity

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

News, Science & Research

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the rush to transition many aspects of our daily lives online — attending virtual lectures, working a full-time job from home and communicating over social media — one issue has risen to the forefront of local and global concerns: cybersecurity. 

Rhode Island targets election security

Metro, News

Rhode Island targets election security

September 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island has received $3 million of the $380 million doled out by the federal government in April 2018 to improve election security.

Vinh Nguyen, national intelligence officer for cyber issues on the U.S. National Intelligence Council, discussed implications of cybersecurity.

News, University News

Intelligence officer talks cybersecurity

April 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is no longer a “technical issue,​” but rather a concern that is​ “broad ranging,” with implications for a variety of fields, said Vinh Nguyen, the national intelligence officer for cyber issues on the U.S. National Intelligence Council.

Seny Kamara, associate professor of computer science, served on the committee that discussed cybersecurity issues in the 21st century.

News, Science & Research

Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the nation witnessed a new and unfamiliar debate when the FBI — in possession of the shooter’s encrypted iPhone 5c — tried to compel Apple to provide “exceptional access” to the phone’s encrypted contents.

Co-founder of CS department reflects on 50-year career

News, University News

Co-founder of CS department reflects on 50-year career

February 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled

John Savage has advised the Obama administration on cybersecurity and co-founded the computer science department at Brown.

Online voting proposal wins BrownThink

News, University News

Online voting proposal wins BrownThink

February 13, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Students and judges at the second annual BrownThink public policy competition analyzed proposals addressing cybersecurity issues Saturday and Sunday.

Science & Research

NYU professor questions big data collection

March 16, 2016 2 comments

The phrase “big data” — and the vast, daunting numbers it implies — is thrown around a lot these days.

University News

University’s new cybersecurity program to begin this fall

January 27, 2016 2 comments

The University announced the inauguration of its Executive Master in Cybersecurity program Jan. 20.

University News

Students fall victim to phishing despite University assistance

January 27, 2016 3 comments

As students return to checking their University email accounts daily, some will encounter phishing emails from hackers meant to steal private information.