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Special Edition: Cybersecurity

Carnegie Mellon Today Special Edition: Cybersecurity

This publication spotlights the many research projects and leaders at Carnegie Mellon University dedicated to meeting cyber-threats head on and stopping cyber-threats before they even happen. From the way your computer is built to the way you use your computer, Carnegie Mellon is leading the way in securing your cyber world.

President's Introduction

Carnegie Mellon recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first computer on campus in 1956, when an IBM 650 was installed in the basement of the business school.

Cyber Education

Want to know who’s the biggest threat to cybersecurity? The person most likely to infect your company’s computer system with a virus or unleash an Internet worm on your family’s personal computer?

The Survival Game

An invisible force from the Internet grabbed John Doe's laptop and wouldn't let go. He tried to download a software file that would help him remedy the problem, but the Internet worm kept rebooting his computer every two minutes. ...

Computer, Heal Thyself

The lumper was hardy, fast growing and clearly superior to any other potato grown in Ireland during the 19th century. By 1845, it had become so popular, it was virtually the only potato consumed by the Irish population. ...

Data Trail

It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your data is? As your day ticks by, it seems that everything you do can leave a data trail. From purchase online to the resumes you post, to healthcare transactions made with your insurance cards, you probably are exposing your own personal data to possible snooping, fraud, or identity theft. ...

Related Links:
Carnegie Mellon University
Data Privacy Lab
Information Networking Institute
Software Engineering Institute

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