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Oct 29, 2019

Study Finds Companies May Be Wise to Share Cybersecurity Efforts

Study finds that companies benefit from being open about cybersecurity efforts. 

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Jun 27, 2019

Who Is Teaching the Next Generation of Cryptographic Hardware Experts?

One researcher's work to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts to use post-quantum cryptosystems. 

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Apr 29, 2019

Study Highlights How Little We Know About Women Terrorists

The first large-scale research project evaluating the characteristics of women involved in jihadism-inspired terrorism finds significant differences between men and women in both their backgrounds and their roles within terrorist groups. 

Apr 25, 2019

New Technique Uses Power Anomalies to ID Malware in Embedded Systems

A new technique uses power fluctuations to detect malware that uses a system’s architecture to thwart traditional security measures. 

Sep 25, 2017

Study: There Is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists

A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors. 

Nov 19, 2015

Athletics Adds Security Enhancements

Fans attending NC State's final two home football games are advised to arrive early, leave bags at home and plan on additional wait times for stadium entry as athletics announces enhanced security measures. 

Aug 27, 2015

Prof Briefs UN Security Council

NC State political science professor Mark Nance briefs the UN Security Council on weapons proliferation. 

Aug 24, 2015

Researchers Tackle Issues Surrounding Security Tools for Software Developers

Researchers are working to give computer programmers better tools to help them protect software from security vulnerabilities. 

Oct 27, 2014

The Science of Security: Project Explores Challenges Related to Intelligence Gathering

A multidisciplinary team of scholars at NC State is launching a new project with the goal of educating the public about national security – and possibly helping to develop a new generation of intelligence professionals. 

Oct 13, 2014

The Devil’s in the Details: More Research Needed to Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns

A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology, highlighting significant gaps in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of lab work in synthetic biology that can contribute to security risks. 

May 20, 2014

Researchers Test Distributed Computing as Defense Against Cyberattacks on Power Grids

Imagine a cyberattack that does serious damage to the U.S. power grid. The results wouldn’t be pretty. The power grid is complicated, divided up into sections that cover everything from a single municipal area (like New York City) to large regions (like the entire state of California). But each of those sections is controlled by… 

Nov 4, 2013

Many Android Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced to Manufacturer Modifications

Computer security researchers have found that Android smartphone manufacturers are inadvertently incorporating new vulnerabilities into their products when they customize the phones before sale, according to a recent study. On average, the researchers found that 60 percent of the vulnerabilities found in the smartphone models they evaluated were due to such “vendor customizations.” A paper… 

Nov 2, 2012

Researchers ID ‘Smishing’ Vulnerability in Android

Mobile security researchers have identified a new vulnerability in popular Android platforms, including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The vulnerability has been confirmed by Google, and will be addressed in a future Android release. Specifically, Xuxian Jiang’s research team at NC State has identified an SMS-phishing (“smishing”) vulnerability. If an Android user downloads an… 

Sep 28, 2012

Researchers Unveil New Technique to Detect Bots in Casual Online Games

Casual online games, such as FarmVille and Fantastic Contraption, have thousands of enthusiastic followers – but the use of automated “bots” to give some players an advantage is short-changing the companies behind the games. Now researchers from NC State have developed a new technique to help companies identify these bots, and take action against them. Casual… 

May 22, 2012

Announcing the Android Malware Genome Project

Mobile security researchers are announcing a global effort to share data on malware targeting the Android platform, in an effort to improve our ability to defend against such attacks. The Android Malware Genome Project is the brainchild of Xuxian Jiang, a researcher at NC State who has already collected over 1,200 pieces of Android malware. The…