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Military CyberSec Logistics,Playing to Win

Power Projection in the Digital Age: The Only Winning Move is to Play General Darren W. McDew, USAF, is the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the Command responsible for the transportation for the US Department of Defence. He provides an interesting insight into the importance of cybersecurity to the capabilities of the modern military. Information …

Trends in Privacy and Security research on the Semantic Web

Privacy, security and policies: A review of problems and solutions with semantic web technologies Sabrina Kirrane from The Vienna University of Economics,  Serena Villata from Université Côte d’Azur, and Mathieu d’Acquin from the National University of Ireland Galway provide a look at how Semantic Web technologies research is progressing with relation to privacy and security concerns. They …

2FA, I like it but I hate it.

When Pennsylviania State University decided to change their two factor authentication system Jake Weidman and Jens Grossklags took advantage of the situation to look at the transition from an organisational perspective. Their paper “I Like It, but I Hate It: Employee Perceptions Towards an Institutional Transition to BYOD Second-Factor Authentication” provides some interesting insights. They …

Vulnerabilities Introduced by Features for Software-based Energy Measurement

Heiko Mantel, Johannes Schickel, Alexandra Weber, Friedrich Weber from Technische Universität Darmstadin Germany look into potential security side effects of new energy management features in CPUs. Energy management is an issue of growing importance as the amount of resources required to process and store the massive amount of data the information society requires. Software based …

Cyberbullying among adults with intellectual disabilities: Some preliminary data

  How are those with intellectual disabilities affected by cyberbullying? The research team of Cristina Jenaro, Noelia Flores, Vanessa Vegab Maribel Cruz, Ma. Carmen Pérez, and Víctor A. Torres from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile, and the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in Mexico provide …

Can’t Touch This: Software-only Mitigation against Rowhammer Attacks targeting Kernel Memory

A rowhammer attack exploits a vulnerability created by the physical characteristics of modern computer memory. Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DRAM) is a high-speed memory circuit that stores information by creating an electrical charge in tiny capacitor; which is something like a battery.  A charged capacitor represents a value (i.e.”1”) as opposed to an uncharged capacitor (“0”).  …