Cybersecurity

CyberPatriot Having Big Impact on STEM Education and Career Choices, Data Shows

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program Office released today results of its first comprehensive survey assessing current education and career pursuits of past participants of AFA's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program.

Rep. Issa takes aim at FTC ‘inquisitions’

In a hearing over the agency’s enforcement powers, Issa accused the commission of making “often erroneous inquisitions” into small businesses doing their best to protect people’s data.

9/11 panel: ‘History may be repeating itself’

Ten years after releasing a landmark report on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the members of a former government commission are raising new alarms about the threat of cyberterrorism.

Russia Is Now Preparing Rules To Reduce The Usage Of Microsoft And Other US Tech Products

After China, now Russian government is trying to reduce the reliance on Microsoft and other US based tech companies in governmental agencies. The reason seems to be the same security issues cited by China. They fear that the backdoors and bugs in software will allow suppliers access to confidential data.

Chamber backs Senate cyber bill

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pressuring the Senate to take up and “expeditiously” pass a Senate cybersecurity bill that would encourage companies to share information about cyber threats with each other and the federal government.

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.

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