WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita school district is taking steps to keep its computer network safe after last year’s attempted hack of its district-wide system. The Wichita school board meets Monday night and will decide whether to move forward with a cyber security update. The board will hear a recommendation from Superintendent John Allison and the […]

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Australia first update to cyber security policy since 2009 has been leaked  It categorises the country’s new strategy in to five key areas Strengthening cyber defences, and education are two of these areas Partnerships, research and development and awareness are other three  Also looks at dealing with the country’s cyber security skills ‘crisis’  By Freya […]

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We all want to make money. Discounting ways that end with you behind bars, here’s some friendly advice: become an expert in a field everyone knows is important, but that very few fully understand. If you actually know your stuff, you’ll have employers lining up to hire you – and offering to pay you handsomely […]

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SINGAPORE: There will be a new, standalone Cybersecurity Act that will be tabled in Parliament next year, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim on Monday (Apr 11). Speaking on his ministry’s portion of Budget 2016 in Parliament, Dr Yaacob said the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) will review the policy and legislative […]

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Buy Photo The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) building in Tigard.(Photo: GORDON FRIEDMAN / Statesman Journal)Buy Photo The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System is moving forward on plans to upgrade the technology behind the state pension system — and the digital security systems that keep member data safe. Oregon’s pension system is lagging behind the […]

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The debate in Parliament on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016, is quite revealing. Concerns expressed that the Bill contained certain provisions [Section 29(iv) and Section 33] that provide avenues for ‘surveillance’ of citizens require a discussion to remove any lingering suspicion about the government’s intentions. The parliamentary debate reminds us of concerns expressed in the United […]

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Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets? China has denied these allegations for years. But a recent report by cybersecurity firm Mandiant thoroughly documents the activities of a team in China that has apparently ransacked terabytes of data from U.S. corporations. Our technology commentator, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson, has been warning us about […]

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The Justice Department and federal prosecutors have portrayed that individuals linked to the Iranian government have attacked U.S. infrastructure, including a small dam 20 miles north of New York. Reportedly, this is not the first time that the Islamic Republic has been attempting to infiltrate the online infrastructure (from the US banking systems, New York […]

When U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe held a field hearing of the congressional subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies in Sherman Thursday to talk about cyber security, some of the people who came to listen were very aware of the problems associated with protecting sensitive information from computerized attack. Ken Miller, who is in […]

THE UTILITY INDUSTRY isn’t happy about the idea of mandatory standards, but federal regulators are weighing rules designed to deal with security vulnerabilities posed by technology installed throughout bulk power transmission networks. This winter, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a technical conference to begin to map out where new federal standards for utility supply-chain […]