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Cybersecurity Expert Studies Novel Tools to Thwart Attacks

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California State University at Fullerton cybersecurity expert Mikhail Gofman points out that there is no "silver-bullet solution" to prevent cyberattacks from happening.

Credit: CSUF News Center

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) professor Mikhail Gofman says maintaining cybersecurity "requires constant work, commitment, and dedication," and he notes CSUF is researching new computer security tools.

Among the projects Gofman and his students are involved in are some concentrating on next-generation multi-biometric authentication for mobile devices.

Another solution his team is working on prevents sensitive information from reaching a computer's persistent storage.

"It is naive to presume that a tool alone can stop a gamut of highly sophisticated cyberattacks aimed at influencing elections--especially targeted attacks orchestrated by state-actors designed to steal information of high importance and strategically disrupt the target's system," Gofman says.

He also stresses effective election security solutions will demand "a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that is as adaptive and persistent as attackers themselves. It must address not only the technical aspects, but also the human aspect--a single irresponsible decision by one individual can be sufficient."

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