Expanding the Breadth and Impact of Cybersecurity and Privacy Research

July 31, 2014

Today, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace(SaTC) program announced a major grant in the form of a new "Frontier" award for the establishment of a Center for Encrypted Functionalities (CEF). The center is a collaboration among researchers at UCLA, Stanford University, Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Johns Hopkins University. ...

UT’s Center for Identity to Establish Public Resource Center on Identity Theft and Fraud

April 10, 2014

“The Texas Legislature has given us the opportunity to grow the Center for Identity into an international center of excellence and an unparalleled resource for Texans and beyond,” said Dr. Suzanne Barber, director for the Center for Identity. “We will equip individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to manage, protect and value their identity in today’s ever-connected world.” ...

Fighting Back Against Click-Spam

August 20, 2012

Remember that time, a decade or so ago, when spam was the scourge of the Internet, when the sheer volume of junk email threatened to engulf legitimate correspondence and short-circuit the promise of the digital revolution? ...

Brent Waters Wins Packard Fellowship

November 14, 2011

Brent Waters has won a Packard Fellowship. Only sixteen Packard Fellowships were awarded this year across all of science and engineering. ...

New Digital Security Program Doesn't Protect as Promised

September 28, 2009

University of Texas at Austin scientists have shown that they can break "Vanish," a program that promised to self-destruct computer data, such as emails and photographs, and thereby protect a person's privacy. ...

Professor Fred Chang Teams with US Navy on Cybersecurity Project

April 13, 2005

The Center for Information Assurance and Security at the University of Texas has joined forces with the United States Navy on a project that will help improve the protection of Navy defense data systems. ...

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