Auburn University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

Auburn University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University is a nonpartisan think tank that works to develop innovative strategies to address current and future threats to the United States.

This Thursday, please join us for a forum on securing elections featuring global experts on policy and operations from t...
09/23/2019
Securing Elections – Global Lessons Learned

This Thursday, please join us for a forum on securing elections featuring global experts on policy and operations from the public and private sectors. The discussion will address risks, vulnerabilities, best practices and what needs to be done to secure elections worldwide. This event is being convened in partnership with the Center for Internet Security and the Estonian Embassy in Washington. Learn more and register for the event below. #SecuringElections

Join us for a forum on securing elections featuring global experts on policy and operations from the public and private sectors.

ICYMI: Last week we hosted a dialogue with all of the former Senate-confirmed Deputy Secretaries of the Department of Ho...
09/19/2019
Former Deputy Secretaries of Homeland Security Look Back and Ahead

ICYMI: Last week we hosted a dialogue with all of the former Senate-confirmed Deputy Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security. The discussion focused on the evolution of the Department and its priorities over time, as well as what can and must be done to enhance the workings of the Department from an operational standpoint. The conversation was informed by the experience and insights amassed by the Deputies in their previous capacities as Chief Operating Officer of DHS. Watch the live stream below. #DHS

Join us for a dialogue with former Senate-confirmed Deputy Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security.

Our director, Frank Cilluffo, is excited to speak today at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's #CISAS...
09/19/2019

Our director, Frank Cilluffo, is excited to speak today at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's #CISASummit on Assistant Director Brian Harrell’s panel discussing insider threats with Cathy Lanier, Stan Partlow, Mark Weatherford, and Randall Trzeciak.

Auburn University's McCrary Institute is hosting Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secu...
08/20/2019
The Future of CISA featuring Chris Krebs

Auburn University's McCrary Institute is hosting Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Chris Krebs on August 22 to discuss the agency's long term goals, priorities, and path to success. See below to learn more and register. #cybersecurity

The McCrary Institute will host the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs on Thursday, August 22 for a discussion on CISA's long term goals, priorities, and path to success.

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06/25/2019
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Auburn University

#Auburn's Frank Cilluffo, director of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, is testifying before Congress’ House Homeland Security Committee today at 1 p.m.

Watch #live as he discusses the cybersecurity challenges that state and local governments face and how the federal government can help⤵️

E&E News cites our work on mission assurance and our Director's remarks on information-sharing and the threat environmen...
06/20/2019
SECURITY: More utilities share a foxhole on cyber front

E&E News cites our work on mission assurance and our Director's remarks on information-sharing and the threat environment, at the Edison Electric Institute conference.

Intensifying cybersecurity threats against the U.S. electricity industry from state-backed hackers are pushing grid operators to share more information with other companies and federal agencies about dangerous intrusions, according to experts.

SecurityInfoWatch.com
06/18/2019
SecurityInfoWatch.com

SecurityInfoWatch.com

New study from Auburn University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the International Security Management Association (ISMA) finds that today's CEOs are prioritizing cybersecurity over physical security:

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05/16/2019
Auburn University

Auburn University

#Auburn's Frank Cilluffo, director of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, is testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today at 9 a.m.

Watch #live as he discusses the threats to our national transportation and critical infrastructure networks⤵️

Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
04/09/2019
Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Are you #GINNing? On this week's podcast Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University's McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, joins the show to discuss some of the most pressing threats our nation faces on the cyber front. The podcast is available on iTunes/Podcast, Spotify and Google Play by searching #GINNing.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/firewalling-future-consequences-for-americas-cyber/id1457109185?i=1000434164192&mt=2
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1mTO9EvFqFUEfEUvnXBUzC?si=6TMpUNKsSQSSYEshb_k6yg
Google Play:
https://play.google.com/music/m/Decarndddf7r73o5cezhexuddoi?t=Firewalling_the_Future_Consequences_For_Americas_Cyber_Aggressors-GINNing_Podcast

Auburn University
04/04/2019

Auburn University

At #Auburn, we’re guarding the “net” both on and off the court.

Did you know we have the Auburn University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security?

We’ve got Jared, Frank Cilluffo and our guy Bryce Brown! 🎶 #AuburnInspires

🔸 http://www.auburn.edu/auburninspires 🔹

"#FBI warns of global ATM #cyber crime spree" https://t.co/DFDlDEKx5H "Cyber criminals are planning to steal millions in...
08/14/2018
FBI warns of global ATM cyber crime spree

"#FBI warns of global ATM #cyber crime spree" https://t.co/DFDlDEKx5H "Cyber criminals are planning to steal millions in a coordinated worldwide attack on cash machines"

The FBI has issued a warning to banks that cyber criminals are planning to steal millions in a coordinated worldwide attack on cash machines.

08/14/2018

“Currency is a symbol of a country’s sovereignty. This business helps build trust and even monetary alliances.” ... "As China becomes bigger and more powerful, it will challenge the value system established by the West. Printing money for other countries is an important step...”

"Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers" https://t.co/J3zAYVc1vd "On May 27, Justice ...
08/13/2018
Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

"Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers" https://t.co/J3zAYVc1vd "On May 27, Justice Department officials asked Americans to reboot their routers to stop the attack. Afterwards, the world largely forgot about it. That’s a mistake..."

In May, the Justice Department told Americans to reboot their routers. But there's more to do — and NSA says it's up to device makers and the public.

08/13/2018
Millions of businesses vulnerable to fax-based cyber attack

"Millions of businesses vulnerable to fax-based #cyber attack." ... "Many companies may not even be aware they have a fax machine connected to their network, but fax capability is built into many multifunction office and home printers." https://t.co/kuZRClEQ5P

Hackers could exploit security vulnerabilities in fax machines to launch cyber attacks in millions of organisations around the world, researchers warn, underlining the need for cyber resilience.

"#Russia's new hypersonic missiles were reportedly leaked to Western spies, infuriating the Kremlin" https://t.co/P6CBws...
08/07/2018
Russia's new hypersonic missiles were reportedly leaked to Western spies, infuriating the Kremlin

"#Russia's new hypersonic missiles were reportedly leaked to Western spies, infuriating the Kremlin" https://t.co/P6CBwsn0Pc

With nuclear weapons, like the kind Russia and China want on their hypersonics, accuracy doesn't matter. But the US wants hypersonics for precision-strike missiles, and it may have just acquired some technical secrets about how to train a missile raging at mach 10 to hit a target.

"#China Conducts New #Hypersonic Weapon Test; ... is moving rapidly to develop new 'leap ahead' military technology, esp...
08/07/2018
China Tests New Hypersonic "Boost Glide" Weapon

"#China Conducts New #Hypersonic Weapon Test; ... is moving rapidly to develop new 'leap ahead' military technology, especially weapons that the U.S. has no established defense against" https://t.co/VbzDoJDOeW

Beijing hopes hypersonic weapons will help it leap to parity with the U.S. military.

#Australia #Japan #UnitedStates Trilateral Strategic Dialogue Joint Ministerial Statement. Ministers expressed concern t...
08/06/2018
Australia-Japan-United States Trilateral Strategic Dialogue Joint Ministerial Statement

#Australia #Japan #UnitedStates Trilateral Strategic Dialogue Joint Ministerial Statement. Ministers expressed concern that states and their proxies are increasingly willing to pursue objectives by undertaking malicious #cyber activities https://t.co/18R2tQnB1J (from @StateDept)

The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.Note: documents in Portable Doc...

Computer #virus hits production & shipments of #Taiwan iPhone #chipmaker #TSMC https://t.co/yeC95aWUjU @AppleNews
08/06/2018
Computer virus hits shipments of Taiwan iPhone chipmaker

Computer #virus hits production & shipments of #Taiwan iPhone #chipmaker #TSMC https://t.co/yeC95aWUjU @AppleNews

TAIPEI (Bloomberg) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which makes chips for the iPhone and other devices, is recovering from a debilitating computer virus but warned of delayed shipments and reduced revenue because of the impact on its factories.

Alert over #Iran #cyber attacks, hackers target key sectors in the #Gulf region. Targeted countries included in the list...
08/06/2018
Bahrain News: Alert over Iran cyber attacks, hackers target key sectors in the region

Alert over #Iran #cyber attacks, hackers target key sectors in the #Gulf region. Targeted countries included in the list are #SaudiArabia, the #UAE, #Qatar, #Kuwait, #Bahrain, #Egypt, #Israel, and #Afghanistan https://t.co/LPu2N4X7IC #Leafminer @symantec

A GROUP of “highly active” hackers based in Iran has been trying to steal vital information from governments in the Middle East, including Bahrain, it has emerged.

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