Cybersecurity

Industrial control 'honeypots' show systems are under attack

Recent research by Trend Micro shows ICS networks are frequently attacked -- and not by accident.

Data.gov pilots an easier way to manage agency APIs

The new service handles the routine, repetitive tasks of API management, letting agencies concentrate on building their interfaces.

Cybersecurity

After XKeyscore, is encryption the next big thing?

The latest reports on the NSA's surveillance could raise awareness on a practice that is regularly recommended but frequently ignored.

Cybersecurity

Yacht hijacking shows the potential power of GPS spoofing

Last year, a University of Texas professor's team took control of a drone in flight. This year, it was a super yacht on the Ionian Sea. But they’re also evaluating ways to prevent spoofing.

Cybersecurity

Stanford probes breach as attacks on university networks soar

The source of an apparent breach of Stanford University's network is unknown, but it comes as universities are seeing an exponential increase in attacks on their networks.

West Virginia U. brings Super Wi-Fi to campus

The free "white spaces" network is the first of its kind on a U.S. campus, and it could lead to more rural deployments.

Smart phone: 30 years in the making

The technology behind smart phones can be traced back to GCN's beginnings, and further, into government research projects. Here's a brief look at what's behind a smart phone's key components.

Emerging Tech

Using Wi-Fi signals to see through walls

MIT researchers' Wi-Vi system uses two transmitters and a single receiver to detect motion on the other side of a wall or door.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Ranking the world's best big data supercomputers

The Graph 500 ranks HPC systems not by petaflops, but on how well they handle data-intensive workloads. Livermore's Sequoia, an IBM Blue Gene Q system, leads the pack.

Emerging Tech

Tiny 3D printed battery could power devices of the future

A research team prints a lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand out of electrochemical inks, opening the door for microscopic medical implants, communications devices and other gear.

DARPA takes a smart-phone approach to Android ground sensors

The agency's ADAPT program is using reusable hardware and software and an open-source approach to app development in order to get new designs into the field more quickly.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Energy lab team explores new ways of analyzing social media

The SALSA tool developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory taps the lab's supercomputing power to pore over billions of posts in seconds.

Cloud & Infrastructure

New encryption method promises end-to-end cloud security

MIT researchers develop a new functional-encryption scheme that could process cloud data while keeping it encrypted.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why NSA will have the capacity for all that data it's collecting

The agency gets ready to fire up the world's third largest data center, with zettabytes of capacity, as it begins work on another new high-performance center.

Cloud & Infrastructure

FBI, Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet; the battle goes on

The joint operation cuts off more than 1,400 botnets used in the theft of $500 million worldwide, but it also shows how nimble cyber criminals are in distributing their malware.

Cybersecurity

BlackBerry Q10 features a real keyboard, smart ID card support

The company's new phone harkens to the days of old with a physical keyboard, while adding new functionality and security features with Version 10.1 of the OS.

Cybersecurity

Attacking the attackers: Can active cyber defense stay within the rules?

The growth in cyberattacks and the theft of intellectual property has prompted calls for more aggressive cyber defense. The Pentagon and an independent commission are taking up the cause.

Cybersecurity

Mobile authentication for CAC, PIV cards could get easier

A new app works with the cards on iOS and Android platforms, as will future versions of BlackBerry 10.

ONR develops one drone controller to rule them all

The Universal Character Set software works with any unmanned system on any platform, tying together air, ground, sea and undersea drones into a complete operational picture.

Cybersecurity

Universities get schooled on DNS amplification attacks

The open access policies at educational institutions can leave them open to being exploited as bots in large-scale distributed denial of service attacks. There are steps they can take to mitigate the problem.

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