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Staying ahead of cyberattacks

Above: During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ASU's Paulo Shakarian shares how he and other researchers are using cybercriminals' weaknesses against them. Photographer: Deanna Dent/ASU Now

Cyberattacks make the headlines seemingly every week, with few untouched by the breaches. But there is positive news as researchers take aim at malicious hackers.

Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor Paulo Shakarian talks about how mining the dark web can throw light on these cybercriminals and thwart their impending attacks during an ASU KEDtalk. He likens his research strategy to that of a soldier running reconnaissance on the enemy.

Shakarian, an Arizona State University assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, explains that like all of us, malicious hackers have their limitations and weaknesses. He and his collaborators are taking advantage of both to head off cybercriminals at the pass.

Iti Agnihotri, media projects manager, ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, contributed to this article

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