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

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Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing

A multinational team develops new tools to slow the spread of pandemics.

MIT Media Lab • mit
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 pandemic research apps privacy media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning technology-and-society

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data

Merging different types of location-stamped data can make it easier to discern users’ identities, even when the data is anonymized.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: data research privacy school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society mobile-devices

Protecting confidentiality in genomic studies | MIT News

Cryptographic system could enable “crowdsourced” genomics, with volunteers contributing information to privacy-protected databases.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  mathematics  medicine  genetics  biology  privacy  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  health-sciences-and-technology  crowdsourcing  cryptography

Private browsing gets more private | MIT News

New system patches security holes left open by web browsers’ private-browsing functions.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 22, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  research  cyber-security  privacy  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

LIDS Smart Urban Infrastructures Workshop highlights emerging research | MIT News

Speakers from academia, industry, and government discuss the evolution of smart urban systems.

Stefanie Koperniak | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 31, 2017 ~5 min

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Tim Berners-Lee wins $1 million Turing Award | MIT News

CSAIL researcher honored for inventing the web and developing the protocols that spurred its global use.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
April 4, 2017 ~4 min

Tags:  internet  history-of-science  invention  privacy  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  computer-science-and-technology  faculty  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

MIT experts urge Trump administration to take immediate action on cybersecurity | MIT News

Report warns of hacking risk to electric grid, oil pipelines, and other critical infrastructure.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
March 28, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  internet  policy  research  government  cyber-security  privacy  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  technology-and-society  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  security-studies-and-military  center-for-international-studies  shass

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