Law enforcement agencies have been relying on forensics tools not well suited to today’s digital world. To provide a modern, cost-effective solution, a research team led by Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, assistant professor of computer and information technology, is building File Toolkit for Selective Analysis & Reconstruction (File TSAR) for Large Scale Computer Networks.
Students working in the Department of Computer and Information Technology have discovered “Ring-Road,” a software bug which could make it easier for hackers to breach popular services like Google’s Gmail.
Darien Huss, a 2015 graduate of Purdue Polytechnic’s computer and information technology program, helped stop a worldwide cyberattack Friday (May 12).
The ransomware attack, dubbed “WannaCry” by security researchers, affected hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows-based computers in 150 countries by exploiting a flaw in the operating system.
Spam has advanced from being a recurring annoyance to a significant geopolitical concern, according to Marcus Rogers, professor and head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology and director of the Cyber Forensics Lab.
Computer viruses and malware are obsolete scams for the latest wave of increasingly aggressive computer criminals, says a top cyber forensics expert at Purdue University.
Marcus Rogers, director of Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, said past reports of cyber attacks - allegedly by foreign nations - have opened the floodgates for computer criminals to launch their own illegal efforts.
Marcus Rogers, professor of computer and information technology, has been providing background and advice for consumers who have been affected by the Target security breach announced earlier this week.
Director of the Purdue University Cyberforensics Lab within the College of Technology, Rogers talked with several media outlets, including:
Cory Nguyen, a graduate student in computer and information technology, has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. More than 3,000 people applied, but only 200 are chosen each year.
The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) and is intended to increase the number of U.S citizens and nationals specializing in science and engineering aimed at military applications. Nguyen received his fellowship in the area of computer and computational sciences for his research in cyber and information security.