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2015

CyLab's Dr. Lorrie Cranor Speaks at White House Cybersecurity Summit
Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Director of CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Lab will be one of four participants in a panel on "Improving Authentication: Moving Beyond the Password," led by NIST Undersecretary Willie May.

CyLab Technical Director David Brumley Wins Carnegie Science Award
The Carnegie Science Center has announced that David Brumley, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jeanne VanBriesen, professor of civil and environmental engineering, have been awarded Carnegie Science Awards.

CMU International Privacy Day: FTC Commissioner Joins CyLab Researchers in Articulating Challenges and Solutions
Every year, CMU observes International Data Privacy Day with events showcasing the university’s current research. Privacy Day keynote speakers offer some key insights into the world of privacy and the conception of its overall decline.

New CMU Study Highlights Challenges of Complex Trade-Off in Privacy Decision-Making
In "Privacy and Human Behavior in the Information Age", CyLab's Alessandro Acquisti and a team of fellow CMU researchers have detailed the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and offered some perspectives on what should be done about privacy at a policy level.

What Does Privacy Look Like? CyLab's Dr. Lorrie Cranor Explores Public Attitudes, Concerns Using Drawings
What is privacy? People sometimes have a hard time putting it in words. So Lorrie Cranor, a leading authority on Internet privacy at Carnegie Mellon University, has explored the meaning of privacy by asking people to draw pictures.

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill keynotes 2015 CMU Privacy Day, Participates in Panel with CyLab Researchers
CyLab is honored to be one of the sponsors of Carnegie Mellon University’s 2015 Privacy Day to be held on Jan. 28. This year's keynote speaker will be Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who will discuss the challenges to personal privacy posed by the growing list of household appliances, cars and other devices that are now linked to the Internet.

CMU CyLab's Dr. Lorrie Cranor named ACM Fellow
Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor in the Institute for Software Research and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, is one of 47 computer scientists named as 2014 Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.

2014

CyLab’s David Brumley and Two Student-Run CMU Teams Host PicoCTF, A National High School Cyber Security Contest
Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Technical Director David Brumley and two student-run teams will host the second annual PicoCTF competition, a nationwide computer security contest aimed to help high school students learn the basics of hacking in the context of a story-driven game. Nearly 2,000 teams from 1,000 schools participated in last year’s event. This year’s competition will be held October 27 to November 7 at http://picoctf.com.

NSF Awards CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) to Carnegie Mellon University
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $5.6 million grant through the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS), a federal program that aims to strengthen the workforce charged with protecting the nation’s critical information infrastructure. This $5.6 million grant is funded through Carnegie Mellon University CyLab.

CMU CyLab Researchers Wins USENIX Security 2014 Best Student Paper Award; Seven Other CMU Papers Delivered
As with other leading conferences in the vital fields of cyber security and privacy, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) CyLab researchers distinguished themselves at USENIX Security 2014, the 23rd USENIX Security Symposium, held in San Diego, California, 8/20/14-8/22/14.

CMU CyLab PPP and CUPS teams win “Capture the Flag” and “Crack Me If You Can" contests at DEFCON 22
Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated its cyber prowess at DEFCON 22 by winning the “Capture the Flag” and “Crack Me If You Can” contests.

A Decade Into Its Vital Work, A Savory SOUPS, A Report from the 10th Annual Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
The CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) 10th Annual Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) was hosted by Facebook at its headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Director Lorrie Cranor welcomed the attendees, with the record-breaking numbers in both attendance and papers submitted.

CyLab Researchers In 5-Year NSF-Funded Project to Overcome Challenges in Synchronizing Time for Cyber-Physical Systems
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced "a five-year, $4 million award to tackle the challenge of synchronizing time in cyber-physical systems (CPS)--systems that integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure."

Carnegie Mellon Recognized for Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research
Carnegie Mellon University has been issued designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research for academic years 2014 through 2021.

IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium 2014: Another Challenging Year, Another Compelling IEEE SPS, and Another Significant Contribution from CMU CyLab
Another challenging year in cyber security and privacy means another compelling IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium, and another compelling IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium means another significant contribution from Carnegie Mellon University CyLab.

White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Keynotes CMU Data Privacy Day
Nicole Wong, a veteran of Google and Twitter who last year became a Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the White House, was keynote speaker for Carnegie Mellon University's Data Privacy Day program on Jan. 29.