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About half of all cyberattacks are coming from Russia or China

November 01, 2018

According to the world’s top incident response (IR) professionals, politically motivated cyberattacks from nation-state actors have contributed to an ominous increase in destructive attacks: attacks that are tailored to specific targets, cause system outages, and destroy data in ways designed to paralyze an organization’s operations.

Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students, and the Bottom Line

November 01, 2018

Today, the concept of a paperless classroom is more than just a trend. Schools across the country are now opting for apps and other software as a replacement for traditional pen and paper. And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students. Here are the most compelling reasons to go paperless.

Positive Signs for STEM Education in Federal FY19 Budget

November 01, 2018

With the passage into law of the FY19 (10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019) spending bill that will fund Department of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services, President Trump committed federal dollars to key budget line items SWE has been advocating for since the proposal of the FY18 budget in early 2017 and the FY19 budget earlier this year, respectively.

China Is Secretly Enrolling Military Scientists in Western Universities

November 01, 2018

In a strategy described by the PLA as “picking flowers in foreign lands to make honey in China,” the Chinese military deliberately obscures the connections of those it sends to study overseas, which are different from transparent military-to-military exchanges that also take place between China and other countries.

Microsoft defends working with the US military: "They will have access to the best technology that we create"

October 31, 2018

Company president and chief legal officer Brad Smith penned an article distilling a company Q&A involving himself and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. "We believe in the strong defense of the United States and we want the people who defend it to have access to the nation’s best technology, including from Microsoft," Smith said.

Rethinking the Purpose of Education

October 31, 2018

If most politicians -- on both left and right, “liberal” and “conservative,” Democrat and Republican -- could have their way, “education” would mean little more than training docile cogs to enter the “workforce.” Recall Marco Rubio’s quip three years ago that “[w]e need more welders and less [he meant ‘fewer’] philosophers.” (He 

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