New SPLICE Paper: ‘Users Can Deduce Sensitive Locations Protected by Privacy Zones on Fitness Tracking Apps’

Fitness tracking applications allow athletes to record and share their exercises online, including GPS routes of their activities. However, sharing mobility data potentially raises real-world privacy and safety risks. One strategy to mitigate that risk is a “Privacy Zone,” which conceals portions of the exercise routes that fall within a certain radius of a user-designated… Read More New SPLICE Paper: ‘Users Can Deduce Sensitive Locations Protected by Privacy Zones on Fitness Tracking Apps’

New SPLICE Publication: ‘The Role of Product Reviewers in Evaluating Security and Privacy’

As consumers adopt new Internet-connected devices, apps, and other software, they are often exposed to security and privacy vulnerabilities that they likely do not have time, expertise, or incentive to evaluate themselves. Can professionals and institutions help by evaluating the security and privacy of these products on behalf of consumers? As a first step, we… Read More New SPLICE Publication: ‘The Role of Product Reviewers in Evaluating Security and Privacy’

New SPLICE Paper: ‘SoK: Cryptographic Confidentiality of Data on Mobile Devices’

Mobile devices have become an indispensable component of modern life. With high storage capacity, these devices can store large amounts of sensitive personal data, making them a high-value target for data theft, and a valuable source of forensic data for law-enforcement agencies. Over the past several years, device and cloud service providers have deployed a… Read More New SPLICE Paper: ‘SoK: Cryptographic Confidentiality of Data on Mobile Devices’

IBM partners with MSU to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Center

In a recent press release, “IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna pledged for IBM to partner with HBCUs to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers, with the goal of building a more diverse U.S. cyber workforce.” Morgan State University (MSU) is one of the first six of more than 20 Cybersecurity Leadership Centers. “Participant universities will have access to a… Read More IBM partners with MSU to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Center

Recap: Workshop on IoT Policy Issues

*Posted on behalf of Dr. Susan Landau (Tufts) and Dr. David Choffnes (Northeastern; ProperData faculty)* The workshop began with a discussion of privacy principles, first the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), which undergird both US privacy regulation (especially states) and also Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. At the national level, US privacy law is sectoral… Read More Recap: Workshop on IoT Policy Issues

Upcoming Seminar on Embedded Cybersecurity by Kevin Kornegay

SPLICE PI, Kevin Kornegay, will present at the UCSF-Stanford CERSI-FDA Distinguished Speaker Series on Cybersecurity for Biomedical Engineering on Thursday February 17th, 2022 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST. Abstract: Biomedical engineering students learn how to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical products ranging from medical devices to pharmaceutical products. Today, that advanced degree skill… Read More Upcoming Seminar on Embedded Cybersecurity by Kevin Kornegay

Morgan State University – a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Morgan State University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the academic year 2027. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the CAE-CD program. The program serves as a catalyst to protect the country’s National Information Infrastructure, by promoting higher education and… Read More Morgan State University – a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense