After recent attacks threw the rampant insecurities of internet-connected cameras, video recorders, and other gadgets into sharp relief, Washington lawmakers and officials are urging tech firms to do more to secure the Internet of Things. At a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last month, lawmakers said the attacks raised national security concerns and questions about the need… Read More »
A recent article published in Communications of the ACM examines the chronology of medical device security. The paper is the result of an interdisciplinary project, known as Trustworthy Health and Wellness, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. Peter Honeyman, U-M research professor of computer science and engineering, collaborated on the article. Learn more.
The networked electronics found in modern vehicles provide many useful and cool benefits, such as fuel savings, parking assist, and collision avoidance. Most of these features involve passing data among vehicle systems and human drivers. This connectivity also offers hackers new potential exploits. According to research presented last month by U-M researchers Kyong-Tak Cho and Kang Shin at… Read More »
An interview exploring the technology underlying home device security and the Internet of Things (IoT) was recently broadcasted by CBC Radio. Atul Prakash, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, spoke about why many IoT devices are vulnerable. “The technology is relatively new,” said Prakash. “Hardware is probably a little bit ahead of the software at this point,… Read More »
When Mark Zuckerberg posted a picture of himself on Facebook last June, a sharp-eyed observer spotted a piece of tape covering his laptop’s camera. The irony didn’t go unnoticed. Even those of us who don’t control large corporations have reason to be concerned about the next frontiers in surveillance. For example, today many security cameras are easy to… Read More »
Tuesday, November 1; 6:30–7:30 p.m.; Michigan League Ballroom. Both U.S. presidential candidates have shared their thoughts and concerns that foreign actors may be taking steps to influence or disrupt the election. Join U-M Professor Alex Halderman (Computer Science & Engineering, EECS) and Professor Walter Mebane (Political Science, Statistics, LSA) in a panel moderated by Doug Tribou (host of… Read More »
Michigan IT staff have asked for IT security training, and implementation of U-M’s revised information security program, as outlined in the proposed revision to the U-M IT Security Policy, depends on knowledgeable staff. IIA has purchased a limited number of seats in several Merit training courses throughout the 2016-17 academic year. U-M’s Cyber Security Training by Merit Professional… Read More »