Half the battle in security and privacy research is often developing the right tools to measure and analyze—whether that’s accurately measuring human behaviors online, analyzing and quantifying the risk associated with certain data sharing practices, or measuring the economy of anonymous online marketplaces, among other examples. Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers are working towards developing these measurement and analysis tools to help others in the field of business risk management identify the status of products or services, and where the problems are that need to be addressed.
We have researchers working in the following subtopics of applications of security and privacy. Check out each of their research:
CyLab researchers propose new rules for Internet fairness
Just weeks after a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers showed that Google’s new congestion control algorithm (CCA) was giving an unfair advantage to its own traffic over services using legacy algorithms, the same team has proposed new guidelines on how future algorithms should be developed.
CMU researchers find Google’s new congestion control algorithm does not treat data fairly
New research out of Carnegie Mellon shows that a new congestion control algorithm called BBR, developed by Google, can be unfair competing with other services in overloaded networks. Those findings are being presented this week at the Internet Measurement Conference in Amsterdam.
New tool gives researchers a better look at online anonymous marketplaces
In a study presented at the Knowledge Discovery and Data (KDD) Mining Conference, Xiao Hui Tai teamed up with two other researchers to develop an algorithm that will help law enforcement agencies crack down on illicit products being sold on online anonymous marketplaces.
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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