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  • coding prints

    Dusting for Cyber Fingerprints: Computer Scientists Use Coding Style to Identify Anonymous Programmers

    February 26, 2015

    A team of computer scientists, led by researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, have devised as way to lift the veil of anonymity protecting cybercriminals by turning their malicious code against them. Their method uses a parsing program to break down lines of code, like an English teacher diagraming a sentence, and then another program captures distinctive patterns that can be used to identify its author.

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  • Masked man holding an assault rifle with social media icons nearby.

    Drexel Students Join Anti-Extremism Cyber Fight

    February 20, 2015

    To fight the spread of extremism on social media, a class of Drexel students is consulting with the U.S. State Department on new, online anti-radical strategies.

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  • Norman Balchunas, retired Air Force colonel and director of cybersecurity programs at Drexel's Cybersecurity Institute

    Drexel Cybersecurity Institute Director Receives Veteran Award

    February 13, 2015

    Despite moving 51 times, Drexel’s Norman Balchunas always called Philadelphia home. Now the retired Air Force colonel is receiving a Philadelphia Business Journal Veterans of Influence Award for his work in the city.

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    Drexel Cybersecurity Institute And U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'

    February 10, 2015

    Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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