Education and Academia


  • Hungary increases its scientific cooperation with NATO

    October 12, 2018

    Scientists and other experts from NATO and Hungary discussed future projects of cooperation at the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day held in Budapest on 11 October 2018. ungary is currently leading an SPS project in the area of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence. The multi-year initiative aims to develop ...

  • OilRig APT Continues Its Ongoing Malware Evolution

    September 13, 2018

    The Iran-linked APT appears to be in a state of continuous tool development, analogous to the DevOps efforts seen in the legitimate software world. OilRig, an APT group believed to have ties to Iran, has been spotted in yet another campaign in the Middle East – this time targeting victims within an undisclosed government using an ...

  • Side-Channel Attack Allows Remote Listener to ‘Hear’ On-Screen Images

    August 27, 2018

    A stealthy side-channel tactic for digital surveillance has been uncovered, which allows an attacker to “hear” on-screen images. According to a team of academic researchers from Columbia University, the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Tel Aviv University, inaudible acoustic noises emanating from within computer screens can be used to detect the content displayed on ...

  • Researchers Disclose New Foreshadow (L1TF) Vulnerabilities Affecting Intel CPUs

    August 14, 2018

    Academics and private sector researchers have revealed details today about three new vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs. All three are Spectre-class attacks that take advantage of a CPU design feature named speculative execution —a feature found in all modern CPUs that has the role of improving performance by computing operations in advance and later discarding unneeded data. These flaws target ...

  • Researchers Developed Artificial Intelligence-Powered Stealthy Malware

    August 9, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been seen as a potential solution for automatically detecting and combating malware, and stop cyber attacks before they affect any organization. However, the same technology can also be weaponized by threat actors to power a new generation of malware that can evade even the best cyber-security defenses and infects a computer network ...

  • How to Steal Bitcoin Wallet Keys (Cold Storage) from Air-Gapped PCs

    April 23, 2018

    Dr. Mordechai Guri, the head of R&D team at Israel’s Ben Gurion University, who previously demonstrated various methods to steal data from an air-gapped computer, has now published new research named “BeatCoin.” BeatCoin is not a new hacking technique; instead, it’s an experiment wherein the researcher demonstrates how all previously discovered out-of-band communication methods can be ...

  • The cybersecurity skills gap caused 40% of IT pros to stall their cloud migrations

    April 15, 2018

    Though virtually all organizations are moving some assets to the cloud, a lack of cybersecurity talent is slowing migration for 40% of IT professionals, according to a Monday report from McAfee. Of the 1,400 IT professionals surveyed worldwide, 97% said their organization is using some type of cloud service—up from 93% last year. However, those with ...

  • Australian universities and NGOs targeted by Iranian and Chinese hackers

    February 27, 2018

    Australian universities have been targeted by hackers with connections to Iran in recent months, and “a number of investigations” are in progress, according to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. “There are a lot of things that are happening geopolitically that are driving a lot of attacks,” the company’s vice president for technology strategy Michael Sentonas told journalists in ...

  • Govt to help cyber security geeks commercialise their ideas with fresh funds

    January 18, 2018

    Cyber security academicians in the UK will soon be able to receive grants of up to £16,000 from the National Cyber Security Centre if they come up with innovative ideas that can be commercialised. Grants offered by the National Cyber Security Centre to academics in the field of cyber security will come from a £500,000 ...

  • Australian National University establishes interdisciplinary Institute to focus on cybersecurity and innovation

    October 29, 2017

    The Australian National University (ANU) announced the establishment of the nation’s first interdisciplinary Cyber Institute on October 29. The announcement was made during a visit to Israel by a major Australian cyber security and innovation delegation, led by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Dan Tehan. Mr. Tehan welcomed the announcement. The ANU Cyber Institute ...

  • Singapore to have new academy to train cybersecurity professionals

    September 19, 2017

    More needs to be done even as Singapore has made “good progress” in building up its cybersecurity capabilities, as it is more exposed than many other countries to cyberattacks, said Acting Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Tuesday (Sep 19). To address this, and as part of efforts to invest in its people, Mr Teo said the ...

  • Experts Unveil Cyber Espionage Attacks by CopyKittens Hackers

    July 25, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a new, massive cyber espionage campaign that mainly targets people working in government, defence and academic organisations in various countries. The campaign is being conducted by an Iran-linked threat group, whose activities, attack methods, and targets have been released in a joint, detailed report published by researchers at Trend Micro and Israeli ...

  • University College London Suffers Major Ransomware Attack

    June 16, 2017

    The University College London (UCL) has been hit by a major ransomware attack on June 15, with the infection reaching personal and shared drives in the network. UCL admins explained in updates posted on the official website that the infection was most likely possible because of a zero-day, pointing out that antivirus systems failed to detect ...

  • Cardiff cyber security research centre ‘first in Europe’

    April 24, 2017

    A new research centre to tackle cyber attacks has been set up in Cardiff. Launching the Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, Cardiff University and Airbus said it was the first of its kind in Europe. Their research will aim to protect corporate IT networks, intellectual property and critical national infrastructure. The university has also been awarded ...