Carnegie Mellon to host NSA GenCyber experience for local high school teachers
The picoCTF for NSA GenCyber Teacher Program by Carnegie Mellon University is designed for local tri-state area high school computer science teachers in grades 10 through 12, demonstrating how to incorporate online cybersecurity Capture-The-Flag (CTF) problems and competitions into the classroom.
CyLab proposes improved, consumer-friendly broadband “nutrition” labels
CyLab researchers have conducted a large-scale user study of more than 2,500 participants, uncovering the information most important to consumers shopping for broadband internet service and determining what terminology and presentation formats make this information most understandable and useful.
picoCTF celebrates competition winners at annual award ceremony
Over 18,000 people hacked their way through Carnegie Mellon’s annual cybersecurity competition in 2022, including more than 6,000 middle and high school students. The event saw players from all 50 U.S. States and 169 countries, who worked through 65 increasingly difficult challenges as they looked to take home this year’s crown.
CMU hosts public hearing on cybersecurity and blockchain
Government officials, academics, and Industry leaders gathered at Mill 19 to discuss the impact of cybersecurity and blockchain on government operations. Associate Professor Ariel Zetlin-Jones explained how Carnegie Mellon’s Secure Blockchain Initiative is poised to lead the way in blockchain research and education.
iPhone security compromises prove difficult to detect
Mobile phones can be abused to enable stalking through methods like location tracking, account compromise, and remote surveillance. While experts can help victims detect and recover from this type of technology abuse, researchers at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute say typical users aren't equipped to identify and resolve these issues on their own.
Michelle Mazurek receives 2022 CyLab Distinguished Alumni Award
Michelle Mazurek, a CyLab alum, Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, has been selected to receive the 2022 CyLab Distinguished Alumni Award.
Algorand Foundation selects Carnegie Mellon to join ACE Program
The Algorand Foundation has selected Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as one of 10 global winners to join its Algorand Center of Excellence (ACE) Program. Over the next five years, Algorand's $50 million investment will support blockchain research and education hubs at each institution, aiming to grow a diverse and inclusive global community of blockchain researchers and educators.
VMware to sponsor CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative
VMware recently announced it will be a founding sponsor of CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative, which has a mission of rethinking security across enterprise ecosystems through innovations in artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, and human factors research.
World’s largest online hacking competition begins next week
picoCTF, the annual free online cybersecurity competition run by hacking experts in Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab, aims to introduce young minds across the nation to the world of cybersecurity and to build a pipeline of talent to a much-needed cyber workforce.
The (un)importance of online interview modes for security and privacy studies
In a rigorous new study just published in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of CyLab researchers show that that there is little evidence to suggest that interviews with crowd workers about sensitive topics are significantly impacted by the chosen online interview mode.
Why should we use password managers? We asked a security researcher.
The most common passwords in 2021 were (1) 123456, (2) 123456789, and (3) qwerty. We sat down with a CyLab researcher to better understand why password managers are such useful tools in securing our accounts, and why more of us should use them.