Systems & Security Research

Systems & Security

Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World
New encryption methods strengthen current cybersecurity efforts and establish a platform for the secure communication of quantum computers.

Cybersecurity has transformed into an everyday reality for all users of Internet-connected devices. Joining wireless networks, shopping or paying bills online, logging into password-protected Web accounts, and toting always-connected mobile devices presents a constant security challenge. Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology are planning for an even bigger challenge to cryptography and cybersecurity: quantum computing.

Engineering Resilient Ports
DHS National Center of Excellence is partnering with the Weirton Area Port Authority to enhance port performance.

The maritime supply network is very complex, involving the smooth interaction of various components and disruption at any point in the chain has cascading effects, impeding the flow of cargo and reducing efficiency. To sustain an acceptable performance level despite disruptions, the Weirton Area Port Authority (WAPA) turned to the experts at the Stevens School of Engineering and Science and Howe School of Technology Management to create a resiliency plan in the event of an emergency.

Mobile App Security Research
Dr. David Naumann takes steps to analyze mobile Apps and prevent malware access.

Mobile applications are quickly becoming the new Web, assuming many of the tasks that a few short years ago could only be carried out on a desktop or laptop computer. Unfortunately, apps are the most common way through which smartphones and the data stored on them are compromised. In the face of this looming threat, Dr. David Naumann, Professor of Computer Science, develops tools that cost-effectively evaluate the trustworthiness of mobile apps on the Android platform.