Cybersecurity

UIT builds phishing awareness in Stanford community

A program expanded by Stanford University IT in May is teaching faculty and staff how to recognize, avoid and report malicious emails, which are considered the greatest threat to our privacy and cybersecurity.

New way of keeping data private

Many devices that are now a part of our daily lives collect information about how we use them. Computer scientists Dan Boneh and Henry Corrigan-Gibbs have created a new method for keeping that collected data private.

At Stanford, Alex Stamos discusses online security, safety

During a lecture Tuesday evening, Alex Stamos, a Stanford researcher and a former chief security officer at Facebook, encouraged technology companies, researchers and the government to work together to solve cybersecurity issues.

Friends of friends reveal our hidden online traits

Our online friends generally reflect our age, race or political views, but some traits, notably gender, have been easier to hide online – until Stanford researchers realized that our friends’ friends give our gender secrets away.

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Exploring cybersecurity, Capitol Hill-style

The Congressional Cyber Boot Camp taking place at Stanford this week offers panel discussions, role-playing exercises, informational sessions, and networking opportunities for congressional staffers.

Insider threats often go undetected

Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan says the evidence shows that while insider threats may be low-probability events on a day-to-day basis, over time they have a high probability of occurring.  

Stanford urges email security vigilance

Recent “spear phishing” emails targeting members of the Stanford community provide a reminder of the importance of good email security practices.