Current CyLab News
CyLab's Alessandro Acquisti & Co-Authors Release 7 Year Study on Evolution of Facebook Privacy and Disclosure
In his latest study, Silent Listeners: The Evolution of Privacy and Disclosure on Facebook, Acquisti, an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's John Heinz III College, together with Heinz College co-authors Ralph Gross and Fred Stutzman, focuses on "the tension between privacy choices as expressions of individual subjective preferences, and the role of the environment in shaping those choices."
CyLab Researchers Virgil Gligor and David Brumley Receive Honors
CyLab Director Virgil Gligor, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected as one of five researchers to receive the 2013 Technical Achievement Award. CyLab researcher David Brumley, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members awarded a prestigious 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship.
CMU Privacy Day Highlights Challenges and Showcases Research
At CMU, Data Privacy Day was recognized with a CyLab-sponsored panel discussion and poster session. Moderated by CyLab researcher Norman Sadeh, the panel included CyLab researchers Lorrie Cranor and Jason Hong, along with computer science faculty Travis Breaux.
CyLab Researchers Make Major Advances in Audit Technology for Privacy Protection
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University led by Dr. Anupam Datta, Assistant Research Professor at CyLab and Electrical & Computer Engineering, has developed algorithms that can help protect individual privacy by checking that organizations such as hospitals and banks are disclosing personal information about their customers to third parties in compliance with privacy regulations.
Carnegie Mellon CyLab Awarded DHS Contract for Research into Understanding and Disrupting the Economics of Cybercrime
Based on the realization that focusing on a particular attack, or a specific set of attacks, is unlikely to provide the detailed level of understanding necessary to design meaningful intervention policies against cybercrime, the methodology developed by Christin and his colleagues holistically combines network measurements with behavioral and economic analysis.
Strong Influence of CyLab Privacy Research Highlighted in the Future of Privacy Forum's Annual Privacy Papers
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a Washington, DC based think-tank has announced the contents of its third annual “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” journal, and once again, it underscores the profound impact of CyLab's privacy research. Two CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Lab papers were among the six papers selected for inclusion in this year's publication, and a third CUPS paper was one of four papers selected for "notable mention." (And it's not the first time, in 2010, three CyLab papers were selected.)
CyLab's Alessandro Acquisti and Fellow CMU Researcher Christina Fong Win IAPP Privacy Law Scholars Conference Award
The ongoing research for which Acquisti and Fong have been recognized by IAPP looks into hiring discrimination patterns through the use of social networks by employers. Using a two-pronged approach, Acquisti and Fong have utilized survey and field research to uncover current hiring practices in a Web 2.0 world, which suggest that regulatory frameworks are being outpaced by technological developments.
9th Annual CyLab Partners Conference Highlights Compelling Research on Vital Issues in Cybersecurity and Privacy
A valued benefit of CyLab's corporate partners program, this annual event allows attendees to immerse themselves in numerous CyLab research projects, which offer compelling insights into vital issues, and it also allows them to establish deeper connections with CyLab faculty and students who are not only striving to build the future of cyber security, but may come to embody it as well.
CyLab Hosts Panel Discussion and Screenings of CODE 2600, A New Feature Length Documentary on Cyber Crime and Security
On Friday, October 12th, 2012, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab will host two screenings of CODE 2600, an award-winning full-length documentary on the societal implications of cyber security and cyber risk; and these evening screenings will be preceded by an afternoon panel in which some CyLab experts will join the filmmaker for a discussion of the film and the important issues it highlights.
Three New YouTube & iTunes Videos Showcase CyLab Seminar Series
Fueled by the support of corporations and government agencies looking for both answers to difficult questions and the probing minds that articulate those answers, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab is one of the world's premier academic research programs in the fields of cyber security and privacy. With over fifty faculty members and over one hundred graduate students drawn from several colleges within CMU, CyLab research explores seven main research areas and seven cross-cutting research thrusts.
CyLab’s New Smartphone app, SafeSlinger Empowers Users’ to Strengthen Their Own Security and Privacy
CyLab researchers have developed and released a new smartphone app to provide users with a free and easy to use means for secure messaging and file transfer. With SafeSlinger, a user can establish secure communications directly with trusted individuals and groups in ten seconds, with nothing more than the smartphone in their hand.
CyLab Research, Again, Has Big Impact on IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy
The 33rd annual IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy will be held from May 20th to May 23rd, 2012, in San Francisco, California. This event is one of the respected venues in the field, and once again, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab research will be prominent on the agenda. Seven papers authored or co-authored by CyLab researchers will be presented in the course of the three-day program ...