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Conference Focuses on Preventing High-Capacity Computer Data Theft

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At the recent International Conference on Applied Modeling and Information Security Systems, high-performance computing researchers cautioned that worldwide computer use puts a growing amount of digitally stored modeling, design, and supercomputer-processed projects at risk for theft by hackers and called for renewed vigilance in field-related data security. "Modeling and computing helps to solve the world's complex problems, but the information we process on the high-speed devices of our field can easily be abused if lost to those with ill intent," says Bharat Soni of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which hosted the conference. "That is why our conference has focused on securing the data we generate as researchers."

At the conference, applied modeling information security experts gave lectures on the strategies for securing high-performance computing data, with an overall theme of creating awareness for the threat of data theft.

"Now when we work to generate new information and data, we will know to protect it," says Eastern Illinois University professor and conference chair Suhrit K. Dey. "The information developed in computer modeling is the intellectual property of the researchers and designers, and we do not want it abused."

From University of Alabama at Birmingham
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