UMass Lowell won CISSE 2016 best student paper award!

We are excited to win the best student paper award at The Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE) 2016 on June 14, 2016. "For 20 years The Colloquium for Information Security Education has supported Cyber Security educators, researchers and practitioners in their efforts to improve curricula and foster discussion of emerging trends."

NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence Certificate Presentation June 8th, 2016

University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) accepted its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) designation on June 8th, 2016 at Davidson Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville AL. The event was hosted at National Cyber Summit (NCS) 2016. Dr. Xinwen Fu led the application for the CAE-R designation and the application was approved in October 2016.

We are a designated CAE-R by NSA and DHS today on Oct. 8, 2015!!!

The University of Massachusetts Lowell has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R).

UMass Lowell hosting AFA Cyber Workshop 2015

On September 22-23, the Paul Revere Chapter of the Air Force Association will hold Cyber Workshop 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The workshop will address strategic cybersecurity issues by stimulating innovative thought, discussion, debate, research, and university-industry-government partnerships.

Prof. Yan Luo as the PI officially awarded a NSF grant for Secure Data Architecture on Sep. 3, 2015

Title: CICI: Secure Data Architecture: STREAMS: Secure Transport and REsearch Architecture for Monitoring Stroke Recovery
Award #: 1547428
Investigator(s): Yan Luo (PI), Martin Margala (Co-PI), Xinwen Fu (Co-PI), Yu Cao (Co-PI)
Amount: $499,858.00


Hackers can steal your passwords via your wireless mouse, study finds

Aaron Sankin wrote "Hackers can steal your passwords via your wireless mouse, study finds" on Mar 25, 2015. The report is based on our accepted TDSC (IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing) paper "Password Extraction via Reconstructed Wireless Mouse Trajectory".

CCTV 10 Broadcast!

CCTV 10 is the State Science and Education Channel of China. They broadcast a 25-minute program about our research at 8:34AM EST on June 4, 2015. They interviewed us in December, 2014. The program was broadcast in the China Cyber Security Awareness Week and is a jointed program between CCTV 10 and Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs.

Team UMass Lowell interviewed by CCTV

Team UMass Lowell, Ph.D student Qinggang Yue, Prof. Benyuan Liu and Prof. Xinwen Fu were interviewed by the science and education channel of the CCTV (China Central Television), i.e. CCTV 10, from Dec. 16 ~ 18, at Southeast University, Nanjing, China. The participants also included our collaborators, Dr. Zhen Ling from Southeast University and Dr. Bill Chen from University of Macau. A 25-minute program on mobile security and privacy will be produced from the 3-day interview.

10.25.06 Get Protected from Cyber Threats

10.25.06 Get Protected from Cyber Threats

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to make sure you’re protected from the latest dangers lurking in cyberspace.

Among the risks:
… Malicious code—viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.—that can disable and even take over your computer without your knowledge;
… Pedophiles who prowl the web, looking to exploit your kids;

10.04.06 10th Annual InfraGard Summit

10.04.06 10th Annual InfraGard Summit

The president of Shell Oil was there. So were high-ranking execs from across government—the Secretary of Agriculture, a top Department of Homeland Security official, and the FBI’s cyber chief, to name a few.

Not to mention hundreds of public and private sector professionals—business leaders, entrepreneurs, military and government officials, computer security experts, academics, and state and local law enforcement.