A better kind of cybersecurity strategy

New model shows why countries that retaliate too much against online attacks make things worse for themselves.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Saurabh Amin: Striving to make our infrastructure safer

The systems engineer focuses on making transportation, electricity, and water infrastructure more resilient against disruptions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Helping companies prioritize their cybersecurity investments

By securely aggregating sensitive data from cyber-attacks, the SCRAM platform from MIT CSAIL can quantify an organization’s level of security and suggest what to prioritize.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Algorithm quickly simulates a roll of loaded dice

Approach for generating numbers at random may help analyses of complex systems, from Earth’s climate to financial markets.

Steve Nadis | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Bluetooth signals from your smartphone could automate Covid-19 contact tracing while preserving privacy

A system that enables smartphones to transmit “chirps” to nearby devices could notify people if they have been near an infected person.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
April 8, 2020 ~10 min

Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance

System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck

Routing scheme boosts efficiency in networks that help speed up blockchain transactions.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 30, 2020 ~8 min

Using machine learning to hunt down cybercriminals

Model from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory identifies “serial hijackers” of internet IP addresses.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 8, 2019 ~7 min

How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy

Study offers models for preserving the privacy of citizens while using their data to improve government services.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 25, 2019 ~8 min