Cybersecurity

Civil liberties groups demand cyber veto

Civil liberties advocates are calling on President Obama to take a stand against cybersecurity legislation they fear would further embolden the National Security Agency.

Education clouds: Three things you need to know

Tapping into the cloud -- whether public, private, or hybrid -- can help IT teams serve their schools and organizations in an efficient, scalable, and cost-effective manner.

Apple denies Chinese report of location tracking security risk

US technology giant Apple is fighting Chinese claims that the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user’s location. The frequent locations function, which can be switched on or off by users, is available on iOS 7, the operating system used by the current generation of iPhones released in September 2013.

Chinese Man Arrested and Charged for Stealing U.S. Military Aircraft Data

Su Bin, a 39-year-old owner of a Chinese aviation company Beijing Lode Technology, was charged with industrial espionage for allegedly breaking into U.S. computers and stealing information about Lockheed's F-22 and F-35 fighter jets and Boeing's C-17 transport plane key. He allegedly passed the details to other companies in China saying that it would help China "stand easily on the giant's shoulders." He wrote in an email that the information would "allow us to rapidly catch up with U.S. levels."

Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. "CCTV has only just discovered this?" said one incredulous Chinese microblogger.

MIT Develops New System That Lets Users Decide What Data Is Shared

According to a report published in the journal PLOS ONE, openPDS would store personal data from a person’s devices in a single specific location, such as an encrypted server or a personally-owned computer. Any company or study team that wants to access this data would have to query the person’s database, which gives as little data as is necessary.

$10,000 prize offered to hack a Tesla car

The Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) has launched a hacking competition for security gurus attending its event. The competition’s goal is to examine the safety of a Tesla car, according to a note on the conference website, which says that the rules will be announced soon.

Hacking discussed at US-China talks

Mr Kerry said the loss of intellectual property through hacking has had a "chilling effect on innovation and investment" and said such activity is hurting US companies.

Intel panel approves cybersecurity bill

The bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, would encourage private companies to share information about cyber threats with the federal government and each other and give the companies liability protections for sharing information about and responding to cyber threats.

Air Force Association Hosts First Ever "CyberPatriot" Camp for Students

As an extension of its national cyber education program, the Air Force Association is launching a CyberPatriot camp to teach high school students about online safety and introduce them to education and career opportunities in cybersecurity.

US, European Energy Companies Under Attack By Russian Hackers

On Monday, Symantec Corp. reported that a group of Russian hackers – known as “Energetic Bear,” as well as “Dragonfly” – is now attacking energy companies in the United States and Europe. The group is reportedly capable of disrupting power supplies, the cyber-security researchers warned.

Survey Shows AFA's CyberPatriot Having Big STEM Impact

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program today announced the results of its survey of middle and high school students, assessing their growth in cybersecurity knowledge and career interest through participation in the program.

Universities to cooperate on cybersecurity

Kyushu University and the University System of Maryland exchanged memorandums of understanding on Tuesday to work together on cybersecurity education and research. It will be the first cooperation between a Japanese and U.S. university in the area of cybersecurity.

New concerns about cybersecurity workforce shortage in critical infrastructure sectors

It’s no secret that the nation suffers from a critical shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. From the Defense Department to the Fortune 500, the demand for educated and experienced cybersecurity pros has never been greater.

Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's 'Right to be Forgotten'

Google Inc. on Thursday started removing results from its search engine under Europe's new "right to be forgotten," implementing a landmark May ruling by the European Union's top court that gives individuals the right to request removal of results that turn up in Internet searches for their own names.

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