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Mary Crowson

Mary Crowson is a program operations specialist for the Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative within George Mason's School of Business.

Shuffling May Be Best Cybersecurity Defense

A team of George Mason researchers proposes a “moving-target” defense against distributed denial-of-service attacks. The defense works by repeatedly shuffling client-to-server assignments to identify and eventually quarantine malicious clients. Denial-of-service attacks, which work by overwhelming a target system thereby forcing it to shut down and deny service to legitimate users, are increasing in severity as […]

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Jean-Pierre Auffret Speaks about Technology in Ageing Societies at United Nations

Jean-Pierre Auffret participated in a panel discussion titled “The Ageing Society and the Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Applications” at the United Nations headquarters in New York in February. Auffret’s remarks begin about 17 minutes into the YouTube video above. Auffret spoke as a representative of George Mason’s School of Business and Volgenau […]

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Researcher Spotlight: Amit Dutta

Amit Dutta, area chair of information systems and operation management, sat down for a Q&A session as the subject of a Researcher Spotlight feature. Dutta talks about his current and future projects, while offering insights gleaned after many years of research. What type of research have you been doing recently? One stream of my research […]

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Mason-IBM-NSF Partnership Yields Second Cyber Report

The Mason–IBM–NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Smart Grid Conference happened in April 2015 as part of a multi-year research project on chief information security officers (CISOs), cybersecurity executive leadership, and securing the next generation smart grid. The conference, which built upon a summer 2014 workshop, brought together more than 200 attendees from across the United States. […]

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Workshop Offered Tips to Further Research with Funding

A recent School of Business grants workshop hosted a panel of speakers including: Mike Laskofski, associate vice president for research operations, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Donna Senator, assistant director, pre-award, OSP Eileen Gallagher, associate director, contracts, OSP Diane Vermaaten, associate dean, School of Business Laskofski offered an overview of Mason’s push to become one […]

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