November 6, 2020
RIT receives Knight Foundation award to combat deepfakes
A cybersecurity research team was awarded $200,000 from the Knight Foundation to develop tools that help journalists detect deepfakes.
October 9, 2020
In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda
Essay by John Sohrawardi, computing and informational sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, professor of computing security, published by The Conversation.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How USC is Fighting to Stay Ahead of Misinformation
South Carolina Public Radio talks to Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research, and John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student.
February 21, 2020
Podcast: Using AI to Root Out Deep Fake Videos
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 32: Deep learning, part of artificial intelligence, is being used to create fake videos that look and sound like the real thing. Professor Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity Research, talks with John Sohrawardi, a Ph.D. student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, about software they are creating that uses AI to help journalists root out deep fake videos.
February 18, 2020
We've Just Seen the First Use of Deepfakes in an Indian Election Campaign
Vice talks to Saniat Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research, about the technology used to create and detect deepfake videos.
October 21, 2019
RIT cybersecurity research recognized at top computing conference in London
RIT researchers are heading to London in November to share four of their top cybersecurity research projects at an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) conference. The RIT research varies from studying new machine-learning cyberattacks to an analysis of Security Operations Center issues.
October 2, 2019
Blind Spots in AI Just Might Help Protect Your Privacy
Wired talks to Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity, about tweaking data to confuse machine-learning as a way to combat cyberattacks.
August 6, 2019
Global Cybersecurity Institute to open in 2020
Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent those attacks. To address this problem, RIT is creating the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), aimed at meeting the demand for computing security and artificial intelligence professionals, while developing future technologies, protocols and human understanding needed to address the global cybersecurity crisis.
April 23, 2019
RIT cyber fighters go deep on Tor security
Recognizing that the internet is not always secure, millions of people are turning to the Tor anonymity system as a way to browse the World Wide Web more privately. However, Tor has been found to have its own vulnerabilities. This has a team of faculty and students from RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity researching the extent of the problem and ways to address it.