As the number of connected devices continues to grow, the security of the networks that connect them all becomes even more important. In many cases, the adversaries are able to gain access to any number of devices through an unsecured network. Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers are working to advance the state-of-the-art of network security using both hardware- and software-defined methods, all towards ensuring connected technologies remain safe.
We have researchers working in the following subtopics of applications of security and privacy. Check out each of their research:
Provably-secure code incorporated into Linux kernel
This month, code from the provably correct and secure “EverCrypt” cryptographic library, which CyLab’s Bryan Parno and his team helped develop and release last year, was officially incorporated into the Linux kernel — the core of the Linux operating system.
CyLab researchers propose new rules for Internet fairness
Just weeks after a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers showed that Google’s new congestion control algorithm (CCA) was giving an unfair advantage to its own traffic over services using legacy algorithms, the same team has proposed new guidelines on how future algorithms should be developed.
CMU researchers find Google’s new congestion control algorithm does not treat data fairly
New research out of Carnegie Mellon shows that a new congestion control algorithm called BBR, developed by Google, can be unfair competing with other services in overloaded networks. Those findings are being presented this week at the Internet Measurement Conference in Amsterdam.
$5M Knight Foundation Investment creates center to fight online disinformation
Carnegie Mellon University today announced the creation of a new research center dedicated to the study of online disinformation and its effects on democracy, funded by a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The new center will bring together researchers from within the institution and across the country.
Malicious social media bots tried, but failed, to diminish NATO during its 2018 exercise
A new study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers illustrates how fake news was spread on Twitter by bots during NATO’s 2018 Trident Juncture Exercise. The study is being presented this week at the 2019 SBP-BRiMS conference in Washington, D.C.
First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced
CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.