On the Internet of Things, Computer Security Experts Aim to Keep Malware in Check

By Aditi Risbud Bartl

Networks of electronic information are embedded in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. From transportation and utility systems to telecommunication, everything from personal privacy to national security depends on maintaining the integrity of information in cyberspace.

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As the Internet of Things expands, UC Davis computer security experts Matt Bishop and Sam King are looking for ways to checkmate hackers and intruders. (Getty Images)

Cybersecurity in 2017: What next after the 2016 Election hack?

2016 saw an unprecedented use of cyberattacks during a U.S. presidential election. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Russian government directed theft of emails and release of information in an apparent attempt to influence the election.

What does this mean for the coming year? I asked Professors Karl Levitt, Matt Bishop, Hao Chen, and Felix Wu of the UC Davis¬†Computer Security Laboratory¬†for some thoughts about cybersecurity in the wake of the 2016 election hack. Here’s what they had to say.