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

We are recruiting master’s and doctoral students!

Are you interested in continuing your studies and contributing to the field of SmartHome security and privacy? If so, you’ve come to the right place! The SPLICE team is an interdisciplinary research team spanning seven institutions. Our researchers work in four main areas: Systems and networks; Internet of Things; Sociology, law and policy; and Human-Computer… Read More We are recruiting master’s and doctoral students!

Khir Henderson featured in Diversity in Action Fall 2021 Magazine

Khir Henderson, doctoral student at Morgan State University whose work focuses on designing and developing sustainable and scalable architectures to help protect some of the major security vulnerabilities in our nation’s critical infrastructures, was recently featured in the Fall 2021 edition of Diversity in Action. Khir’s work on the SPLICE team includes investigating hardware and software… Read More Khir Henderson featured in Diversity in Action Fall 2021 Magazine

Dr. Denise Anthony Confirmed as Health Management and Policy Department Chair at the University of Michigan

Dr. Denise Anthony, SPLICE PI at the University of Michigan whose work focuses on social dynamics of cooperation, trust, and privacy across social settings, has been approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents as the next Health Management and Policy department chair. Additional to her SPLICE work, Anthony has studied the effects of… Read More Dr. Denise Anthony Confirmed as Health Management and Policy Department Chair at the University of Michigan

New SPLICE paper on Engaging Underrepresented Students in Cybersecurity

To increase minority students’ participation, particularly African Americans in cyber fields, STEM engineering education requires a new approach to student learning. Students learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. The concept of gamification is an emerging alternative approach that adds game elements to traditional instruction, engaging students in learning engineering concepts.… Read More New SPLICE paper on Engaging Underrepresented Students in Cybersecurity

New SPLICE Position Paper: ‘Tussles in IoT Space: Crucial Considerations for Consumer Devices’

Executive Order 14028 issued in May of 2021 asked the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to “identify IoT cybersecurity criteria for a consumer labeling program,” as “the United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy.”… Read More New SPLICE Position Paper: ‘Tussles in IoT Space: Crucial Considerations for Consumer Devices’

New SPLICE paper on Security and Privacy Attitudes

Many studies of mobile security and privacy are, for simplicity, limited to either only Android users or only iOS users. However, it is not clear whether there are systematic differences in the privacy and security knowledge or preferences of users who select these two platforms. Understanding these differences could provide important context about the generalizability… Read More New SPLICE paper on Security and Privacy Attitudes

Finding and reporting a device vulnerability

*Posted on behalf of Adam Vandenbussche, Dartmouth ’22* My name is Adam and I’m a Dartmouth undergraduate researcher on the SPLICE project. I first became involved with SPLICE as a student in Professor Kotz’s COSC 89.26 SPLICE seminar course last fall. After spending the term reading and discussing papers considering a variety of security and privacy concerns in IoT, our… Read More Finding and reporting a device vulnerability

Kotz named Dartmouth interim provost

Dartmouth College recently announced that David Kotz, SPLICE PI, will be interim provost starting July 1st. Along with leading the SPLICE project, Kotz will support and advance the teaching and scholarship of Dartmouth faculties and schools, as well as student-related programs. Kotz previously held the position of interim provost in 2017-2018 and has served as executive… Read More Kotz named Dartmouth interim provost