CIS@UAB’s Work Cited by Congressman PalmerGary Warner’s and his students' work has been cited by Congressman Palmer in his recent Facebook Post.posted a while back 4562 viewsUAB Startup Malcovery Security Acquired by PhishMeMalcovery Security LLC — the Birmingham cyberintelligence company founded from technology developed at UAB — has been acquired by one of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in America, PhishMe Inc.UAB Research Studies Cyberattacks Through the Lens of EEG and Eye TrackingUAB researchers have conducted a study that provides new insights on users’ susceptibility to, and capability to detect, cyber-criminal attacks such as malware and phishing attacks.UAB Research Finds Automated Voice Imitation Can Fool Humans and MachinesResearchers from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research have found that automated and human verification for voice-based user authentication systems are vulnerable to voice impersonation attacks.UAB Rolls out New Technology to Help Users Combat Mobile Malware AttacksUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones.Swagger Security: How Your Smartphone Style Could Keep Your Digital Assets SafeNitesh Saxena and his students spend their time figuring out how criminals are abusing new technologies — or, often, how they could abuse them — and developing countermeasures.The Center Featured at Cybersecurity ConferenceTo address the myriad factors companies face in the battle against cyber attacks, UAB’s Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (The Center), will be a partner in the upcoming Connected World Conference, presented by Connected World magazine.posted a while back 2922 viewsUAB Will Showcase New Way to Secure Mobile Devices at DHS ConferenceUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, led by Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences will demonstrate their technology for secure location provenance for mobile devices at the 2014 Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Showcase in Washington, D.C., this week.Wiretapping via MimicryUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are explaining why there are concerns with the end-to-end security of an increasingly popular means of communication, and what users can do to defend against potential threats.UAB to Serve on Council to Support a New Federally Funded Cybersecurity CenterThe University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of nine universities chosen by The MITRE Corporation to serve on the Academic Affiliates Council, formed to support the company’s operation of the nation’s first federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) solely dedicated to enhancing cybersecurity and protecting national information systems.Saxena Awarded Nearly $75,000 to Study CAPTCHA MechanismsNitesh Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Computer and Information Sciences, has been awarded a $74,991 grant, an unrestricted gift, from the Comcast Technology Research and Development Fund.New Directors Announced for UAB Cyber CenterJohn Sloan, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, CIA|JFR. Puri Bangalore, Ph.D., will assume Sloan’s former position of assistant director of CIA|JFR.posted a while back 2629 viewsDr. Solorio Wins GHC Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE AwardUAB Computer and Information Sciences assistant professor Thamar Solorio has been named the winner of the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award. The award recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity.posted a while back 2629 viewsUAB Information Security Expert Gives Tips for Protecting Your IdentityUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham information security expert Gary Warner believes all consumers can benefit from learning the basics of how to report suspected identity theft.Top National Security Agencies Recognize UAB’s Cybercrime ResearchFor the second year in a row, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research.posted a while back 2647 views
Passwords? Soon You May Log in Securely without ThemPasswords are a common security measure to protect personal information, but they don’t always prevent hackers from finding a way into devices. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to perfect an easy-to-use, secure login protection that eliminates the need to use a password — known as zero-interaction authentication.Research Improves Ease and Security of Password ProtectionsIn a paper presented at the 2014 Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers offered innovative options to improve the security of two-factor authentication systems while also ensuring the systems’ usability.posted a while back 2411 viewsStartup Co-Founded by Warner named on Inc's Best Industry Startups listMalcovery Security, a startup co-founded by UAB researcher and Center member Gary Warner, has been named on Inc.'s 2014 Best Industry Startup list.posted a while back 2286 viewsFacebook Cybersecurity Capture the FlagA Facebook-sponsored game of cybersecurity “Capture the Flag” was held March 22nd from 9am -3pm at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB joined Stanford University as the first U.S. universities to host the Facebook event designed to test the skills of up-and-coming cybersecurity programmers as they try to penetrate peers’ online security while defending their own.posted a while back 2866 viewsUAB to Host Facebook-sponsored Cybersecurity CompetitionA Facebook-sponsored game of cybersecurity Capture the Flag will be held March 22 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in which teams will try to penetrate peers' online security while defending their own.