Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers aren’t only studying the fundamental principles of security privacy, they are applying those principles to real world applications. From the safety of autonomous vehicles to the integrity of elections, CyLab researchers are working to make the world around us—the apps we use on a daily basis, the energy supplied to our homes, our workplaces—one in which technology can be trusted.
We have researchers working in the following subtopics of applications of security and privacy. Check out each of their research:
- automotive and transportation security and privacy
- cyberphysical systems security and privacy
- elections security
- embedded systems security
- emerging applications security
- energy and critical infrastructure security
- IoT security and privacy
- manufacturing security
- mobile and app security and privacy
- social networks security and privacy
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.
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.
CMU and Pitt launch center dedicated to combating extremist hate
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are jointly launching a new center to study extremist hate. Scholars at both universities will partner through the Collaboratory Against Hate—Research and Action Center to develop effective tools that inhibit hate’s creation, growth, and destructive consequences.
Security and privacy need to be easy
In 2005, Carnegie Mellon hosted a first-of-its-kind conference that brought together researchers from dozens of universities and companies around the world with one mission: make privacy and security tools easier to use. That conference, the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), is holding its 15th annual meeting next month. SOUPS, as well as the entire usable privacy and security field, have deep roots at CMU.
$5M Knight Foundation Investment creates center to fight online disinformation
Carnegie Mellon University today announced the creation of a new research center dedicated to the study of online disinformation and its effects on democracy, funded by a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The new center will bring together researchers from within the institution and across the country.
Malicious social media bots tried, but failed, to diminish NATO during its 2018 exercise
A new study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers illustrates how fake news was spread on Twitter by bots during NATO’s 2018 Trident Juncture Exercise. The study is being presented this week at the 2019 SBP-BRiMS conference in Washington, D.C.
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First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced
CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.
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