Southeast Missouri State University Cyber Defense team members are forced to fend off a dizzying array of hacks during competitions. Southeast’s team did just that recently, winning a competition against other 11 schools in the state of Missouri. The team advanced to the Midwest Regional competition for the fifth consecutive year, according to a university […]

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If President Trump seeks to bring a businessman’s perspective to government, one of his top priorities should be cleaning up the clumsy and error-prone use of information technology (IT) by government agencies. A recent inspector general’s report from the Government Services Administration (GSA) suggests how big a job this will be. The Obama administration experienced […]

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Four of the major issues underlying any future U.S. National Cybersecurity policy are increased foreign surveillance, upgrading of our Federal information systems technologies, reducing our informational deficit, and actively promoting education. The administration’s executive order on cybersecurity was delayed in part because it appears now that Trump will likely push for an end to the […]

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Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news Boeing worker shared 36,000 people’s data with spouse Sometimes breaches aren’t the result of hacks by a malicious outsider – sometimes it’s an employee’s error. That’s what happened at the Seattle-based aerospace company Boeing, which has notified Washington State attorney-general of a breach […]

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Russian hackers interfered with the U.S. presidential election, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked a cabinet minister with ensuring nothing similar happens in Canada – but it’s not governments who should be most concerned about security online, it’s individuals, says Scott Jones, who is tasked with defending the federal government’s networks. “When you look […]

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Waldman, who is a Miami Valley native, said Secure Cyber Defense now has clients in several states including Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Nebraska and Kentucky. Companies seeking input on cyber security come from nearly all industries — ranging from manufacturers and financial advisers to insurance firms and government entities. … read more […]

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BULLHEAD CITY — Nathan Blakey had some direct advice for people who want to ensure their internet-linked devices are safe from intrusion. He doubts that many people will follow it, however. “Wrap them in tinfoil … and put them in a closet,” he said. “You’ll… read more at: http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/public-gets-tips-about-cyber-security/article_1f5359c6-fbf2-11e6-b9af-079586706fdf.html

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Governors from states across the country put the spotlight on cybersecurity at an annual gathering in Washington on Saturday. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) hosted a session at the National Governors Association winter meeting to discuss the “serious cybersecurity issues” facing the nation and how states need to improve their defenses against cyber threats. “Cybersecurity […]

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