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Students learn computer security essentials at UB Lockdown competition

UB News Center - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
UB students Issac Choi, computer science; Jashonda Williams, business administration; and Jihoon Park, computer science; defend against simulated computer attacks at the 2016 UB Lockdown competition.

Govt urged to improve computer security

The Standard - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Following the hacking of the Commission on Elections' computerized voters' records, a private computer systems provider called on all government agencies and other entities to improve security measures to protect their data. Accent Micro Technologies Inc.

Top US universities failing at cybersecurity education

CIO - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Cybercriminals are only getting better at what they do, which means the skills gap is growing between the people who hack and the people who stop them.
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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

Computerworld - ‎3 hours ago‎
The proposed move had been criticized by civil rights groups and companies like Google that said it threatened to undermine the privacy rights and computer security of Internet users. The top court has approved changes to the Federal Rule of Criminal ...
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Remove Apple QuickTime from your PC now, warn security researchers and US government

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Microsoft Windows users who still have Apple QuickTime installed should ditch the program now that Apple has stopped shipping security updates for it, warns the US Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

Has market consolidation killed VC investment in cyber security startups?

Computer Business Review - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
451 Research figures show that the number of security acquisitions has increased by 41 percent in the past two years. According to 451 Research's survey of technology investment bankers in December 2015, cybersecurity had displaced mobility as the area ...

Uptake raises its game in cybersecurity

Crain's Chicago Business (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Uptake, the fast-growing data analytics startup founded by Brad Keywell, has snatched up another high-profile Chicago tech veteran.
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Cyber Security Company SecureWorks Prices Year's First Tech IPO

Fortune - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Dell's cybersecurity unit, SecureWorks, is finally going public in an important test of investor appetite for newly public tech companies amid a cooling market.

Recto wants to hire 'bored' Pinoy hackers to ensure cybersecurity

Philippine Star - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Recto seeks to hire Filipino IT experts as white hackers or what Techopedia describe as computer security specialists who break into protected systems and networks to test and assess their security with permission from their employers.
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Ensure that your employment contracts are fit for purpose for cyber-security

SC Magazine UK - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Our biggest observation when we discuss 'cyber-security' is often not 'computer security' but 'people security'.
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Cyber-security firm says Cruz and Kasich phone apps aren't secure enough

WILX-TV - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Washington, D.C. (AP) Another computer-security firm is raising concerns about the potential for hackers to glean users' personal data from phone apps released by the campaigns of Republican presidential contenders Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

10 UK cyber security degree courses approved by GCHQ

Computer Business Review - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
There are a huge range of cyber security skills required to protect the data and systems of a modern enterprise. Many universities across the UK now offer cyber security courses, but there are all sorts of factors that might guide a budding cyber ...

Govt. cyber security team formed

Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In order to address such issues and provide support and enhance cyber security in the country, the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) launched the Bhutan Computer Incidence Response Team (BtCIRT) on April 21.
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Global IoT security spending to top $348m in 2016

Computer Business Review - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In organisations, by 2020, IoT will be in the middle of at least 25% of indentified cyber attacks, "although IoT will account for less than 10 per cent of IT security budgets," Gartner said. Security vendors will be challenged to provide usable IoT ...
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Security Alert: You Should Uninstall QuickTime From Your Computer Now. Here's How.

KTLA - ‎Apr 15, 2016‎
Chances are, if you have a Windows computer, you have Apple's popular QuickTime program installed. Back in the day, it used to help you play all kinds of video files, but standards have changed and now it's rarely needed.
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Alarming Security Defects in SS7, the Global Cellular Network—and How to Fix Them

IEEE Spectrum - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The global network that transfers calls between mobile phone carriers has security defects that permit hackers and governments to monitor users' locations and eavesdrop on conversations.

IEEE Computer Society's Rock Stars of Cyber Security to Premiere in Singapore and Address Top Singapore Cyber ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
In response to Singapore recognizing Cyber Security as a top concern, with organizations like Singapore's Cyber Security Agency (CSA) currently taking steps to raise standards and introduce the Cyber Security Bill in Parliament later this year, the ...

Study finds many computer science students lacking cyber security education

Cyber Security Business - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Almost all the top American computer science programs fail to prepare their students for a cyber security attack, according to a recent study released by Cloud Passage.