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Jan. 19: Cryptography, coding, cyber attacks discussed

Nathan-HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Providing security and defense against hacking of next-generation quantum computers will be discussed by Washington State University researcher Nathan Hamlin at the informal Science Pub 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Paradise Creek Brewery, 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman. » More …

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery

Carl-HauserPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will participate in a new, five-year $28.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve computer/communication networks for energy delivery systems like power grids and pipelines. » More …

Mathematicians build code to take on toughest cyber attacks

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. » More …

Cyber firm goes undercover to invade, protect businesses

Ben Caudill, Rhino Security Labs

Ben Caudill at work.

SEATTLE – Businesses beware: If a stranger wearing an immaculate business suit and engaged in “techie-talk” on his cellphone shows up and says he’s the new IT guy, don’t fall for it. He could be your worst nightmare – a professional cyber-saboteur like recent Washington State University business graduate Benjamin Caudill.

On the outside, Caudill looks like an innocent, young business professional. But in reality, he is a deadly force that could easily penetrate and exploit a firm’s most private files. Fortunately, he’s what the computer … » More …