GSI's executive director, Nadya Bliss spoke to ASU News about the recent Colonial Pipeline hack and says growing ransomware business model poses a threat to more than just information networks. Bliss shared some insights about who is vulnerable to ransomware and ways to protect data from attack.
The concept of disinformation is hardly a new one. Humans have likely tried to persuade each other through than honest approaches since the dawn of the species. But we’ve seen the power of that disinformation grow in the age of social media, and many would argue we have never seen a period quite like the one we just saw during the Trump administration.
The center's new leader, Scott Ruston, spoke to KJZZ about the new Center on Narrative, Disinformation, and Strategic Influence in response.
The Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University has always focused on how disinformation influences people, and it has now dedicated a new unit to that research — the Center on Narrative, Disinformation, and Strategic Influence.
Dr. Julie A. Adams, Professor and Associate Director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute at Oregon State University, will discuss the impact of algorithms, transparency, and resilience on human teaming with biologically-inspired robotic collectives.
The number of Americans — and Arizonans — who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to increase on a daily basis. And there is a measurable level of excitement, as being vaccinated makes it feel like we’re getting closer and closer to returning to the normal lives so many are longing for.
Nadya Bliss spoke with KJZZ regarding her response to seeing such selfies.
The Arizona Supreme Court task force refocuses on disinformation. One of the conclusions GSI's Scott Ruston and other scholars have drawn in studying disinformation is that disinformation actors seek out social wedge issues around which they can erode the public’s faith in political institutions, whether that’s the judiciary, the legislature, the education system, the press or the executive branch.
Jamie Winterton was added to The Network, a group of high-level digital security experts from across government, the private sector and security research community invited by The Washington Post to vote in surveys on the most pressing issues in the field. Our regular surveys will highlight insights from some of the most influential people in cybersecurity. They include members of Congress and the Trump administration, the country’s top security researchers and senior leaders at companies as varied as Facebook, General Motors and Visa. Their responses will be featured in The Cybersecurity 202 newsletter and elsewhere on The Post.
We are surrounded by news and information at all hours of the day. So, with all that content out there, how do we know what’s real or not?
Kristy Roschke, managing director of the News Co/Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Nadya Bliss, executive director of the Global Security Initiative at ASU, discuss the importance of media literacy and the impact of disinformation and misinformation — especially on our national security.
Nancy Cooke explores how an artificial intelligence agent can contribute to team communications failure, and how to improve those interactions, in her discussion at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
As part of News Literacy Week, ABC15 hosted a digital town hall on navigating misinformation in the digital age, speaking with Nadya Bliss and Kristy Roschke about how you can navigate misinformation online and tips for improving reliability of information that is consumed.
Communications manager says false information about virus and vaccine often come from a place of fear. Nadya Bliss, executive director Global Security Initiative, says people spreading misinformation online are often doing it unintentionally and "tapping into a sense of belonging."
The Semantic Forensics (SemaFor) program aims to create a revolutionary system to detect falsified information in news articles, social media, and technical documents. Kitware consists of a team of seven sub-contractors including Arizona State University.
Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Partner Research Manager of the Human Understanding and Empathy Group (HUE) at Microsoft Research, will discuss her research on creating technologies that can help us change our behavior to improve health and well-being.
Dr. Missy Cummings, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke University, will discuss current human-autonomous systems projects in her lab.
Dr. Danielle S. McNamara, ASU Professor of Psychology and Director of the Science of Learning and Educational Technology (SoLET) Lab, will discuss recently-published articles in the new APA journal, Technology, Mind, and Behavior, that relate to CHART's mission to better understand human-robot interactions, artificial intelligence, and misinformation, as well as recent research in her lab.
How can we stop the deluge of disinformation flooding the internet and social media? The use and spread of disinformation — false or misleading information intended to deceive people — is being amplified and accelerated at an alarming rate on the internet via social media.
Open-source curriculum from GSI's Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) aims to demystify the field and close big jobs gap. ASU Now speak to CEC project coordinator, Trista Zobitz on how Arizona State University has ramped up an initiative to draw young people to work in this critical field.
Innovation Quarter lasts through Jan. 8 immersing attendees in fun, intriguing topics and creative projects that explore new ideas, build connections and develop valuable professional development skills. Global Security Initiative put together several sessions, covering topics such as national security, cybersecurity, human-AI robot teaming, and disinformation.
GSI's executive director Nadya Bliss, has an arsenal of tools that can be deployed to negotiate what can be a minefield of dangerous misinformation on social media. Read more via this AZ Big Media article.
Staying current with reliable news about election security, pandemic mask effectiveness and vaccine safety is an overwhelming prospect for most people. In this informative Q&A, GSI's executive director Nadya Bliss speaks on an arsenal of tools that can be used to mitigate misinformation in social media.
Every four years the Computing Research Association, through its subcommittees, publishes a series of white papers called Quadrennial Papers that explore areas and issues around computing research with potential to address national priorities. As part of the 'Artificial Intelligence' thematic area, GSI's Nadya Bliss co-authored 'Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Society.'
Every four years the Computing Research Association, through its subcommittees, publishes a series of white papers called Quadrennial Papers that explore areas and issues around computing research with potential to address national priorities. As part of the 'Socio-Technical Computing' thematic area, GSI's Nadya Bliss and Scott Ruston co-authored 'An Agenda for Disinformation Research.'
Every four years the Computing Research Association, through its subcommittees, publishes a series of white papers called Quadrennial Papers that explore areas and issues around computing research with potential to address national priorities. As part of the 'Broad Computing' thematic area, GSI's executive director Nadya Bliss co-authored 'A Research Ecosystem for Secure Computing.'
Every four years the Computing Research Association, through its subcommittees, publishes a series of white papers called Quadrennial Papers that explore areas and issues around computing research with potential to address national priorities. As part of the 'Core Computer Science' thematic area, GSI's Daniel Bliss co-authored 'Computing Research Challenges in Next Generation Wireless Networking.'
GSI's director Nadya Bliss spoke to AZ Family on how to build resiliency to disinformation. “Computer science is critical to addressing this problem... there also has to be an understanding of the impact on people."
Drones are an important tool in homeland security operations but can also be a threat when used by malicious actors. CAOE partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and industry leader Boeing to examine this current homeland security challenge.
GSI has been tracking how misinformation spreads on social media and why, in recent years, it's spreading more rapidly. In order to avoid spreading misinformation or disinformation, Bliss urges everyone to be patient and fact-check with multiple legitimate sources.
GSI Executive Director Nadya Bliss and Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming Director Nancy Cooke organized workshops that informed the Computing Community Consortium’s recently released report “Assured Autonomy: Path Toward Living With Autonomous Systems We Can Trust.” The report is the result of a year-long effort by the CCC and over 100 members of the research community and outlines the challenges and shortcomings that need to be addressed so that autonomy can sustainably fuel a long-lasting transformation, and provides a set of recommendations moving forward.
The ASU News Co/Lab helps people juggle the relentless stream of information that bombards us daily and become smarter media consumers. By improving media literacy, they hope to stem the spread of disinformation.
An algorithm, called Defend, is being developed by GSI's ASU professor Huan Liu & doctoral student Kai Shu to scrutinize news being shared on social media and warn consumers of its potential falseness. Read this EdScoop article for more.
Disinformation increases social divisions and undermines our democracy. ASU Research Scientist Scott Ruston says that defending ourselves against this willful deception is part of our civic duty — and explains how to do so.
Anything connected to the internet is vulnerable to hacking. That includes hospital equipment, and that is of special concern as hospitals deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Arizona PBS talked about those concerns with Nadya Bliss, Executive Director of GSI.
NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering Speaker Series. GSI Executive Director Nadya Bliss joins esteemed speakers from across the nation, sharing their expertise in their field, discussing the grand challenges our world faces, and answering probing questions on what can be done.
Global Security Initiative integrated the Cybersecurity Education Consortium into the initiative's portfolio, complementing its current interests in cybersecurity research and workforce development projects.
How can we determine fact from fiction in this rapidly shifting information landscape? This American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) session was organized and moderated by CCC Council Member, and GSI Executive Director, Nadya Bliss.
Paulo Shakarian tells us how mining the dark web can throw light on cybercriminals and thwart their impending attacks. He likens his research strategy to that of a soldier running reconnaissance on the enemy.
Professor Umit Ogras is one of three DARPA Young Faculty Award winners at ASU this year. GSI's DARPA Working Group helps craft concepts and proposals to ensure they are meeting DARPA needs and matching proposal requirements.
Nadya Bliss, director of Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, talks about the Facebook congressional testimony and what questions she thinks should have been asked during the hearing.
GSI took a new approach to an old problem, using advances in big data and visualization technology to create a conservation planning tool that will help philanthropists, governments, and NGOs better prioritize conservation efforts around the world.
In Arizona, companies such as Waymo and Uber are testing self-driving vehicles. Learn more about the concept of swarm intelligence from ASU’s Autonomous Collective Systems Laboratory, and how it applies to self-driving vehicles and other technologies.
Teamwork extends beyond sports and can reshape productivity. Researchers at Human Systems Engineering at ASU’s Polytechnic School are examining how teams work under pressure. See how the team experiences of the Phoenix Rising Football Club are not so different from the medical field and other professions.
Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.
Technology is always moving fast. However, smart home devices have quickly accelerated into one of the top gifts to give this holiday season. Items such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc. are gifts many are asking for or receiving this year.
We’ve portioned out more of the Colorado River’s water than it can deliver. How do we navigate the rapids of water management without capsizing under growing demand? Dave White of ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City explains how to stay afloat.
Nadya Bliss, director of the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University, presents a talk titled "Computer Science and _____: Better Together, The Value of an Interdisciplinary Approach" at the annual symposium of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), Oct. 11, 2017.
Two of the largest marketplaces on the dark web have been shut down after an international investigation. AlphaBay and Hansa were shut down, with AlphaBay having more than 250,000 listing for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals. Paulo Shakarian, a Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor at Arizona State University, will tell us more.
As the Senate Intelligence committee meets to discuss Russian attempts to hack into local election systems, we’ll talk with Jaime Winterton to learn just how safe our system is. Local pollster Mike O’Neil will talk about the results and impact of the Georgia congressional race. The Kino Border Initiative is a binational effort to help those who are deported to Mexico at the border.
We’ve heard more about personal cybersecurity over the past several months than in the previous 20 years. (May we never hear the words “private email server” again.) You may not be high on Putin's to-hack list, but there are still good reasons to protect yourself online, and there is no better place to start than a Future Tense happy hour.
As the director of Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, she is resolved to tackling these “wicked” problems. To do so effectively, she suggests embracing complexity, not rejecting it out of fear of failure, and integrating understanding from a broad range of fields and disciplines.
Nadya Bliss, Director of the Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University, discusses the ubiquity of cyber vulnerabilities at an event on the cybersecurity skills gap in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.