Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"The Science of Cyber Security"

US News and World Report's article, "The Science of Cyber Security" by Marlene Cimons gives an overview of the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST). Dean Shankar Sastry is quoted:

"“We no longer can afford to be reactive in our attitudes about cyber security,” ...

“Our current approach is bolt-on, rather than built-in patches, bolted on, like an afterthought. We need to be proactive.”

Erika Chin: "Seven ways to hang yourself with Google Android"

The research work of Erika Chin, an EECS graduate student studying smartphone security was featured in a Consumer Reports online magazine article titled "Def Con 19: Android apps ask for too much power". Erika and principal researcher Yekaterina Tsipenyuk O’Neil reported that after studying dozens of Android apps, 30 percent of them were over privileged and creates a larger security risk to your personal information and phone.
(Based on text by Miyoko Tsubamoto)