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Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

A trio of students from St Petersburg State University in Russia have been dubbed world champions in the 40th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finals.

NSA's GenCyber Camps to triple number of summer camps offered

NSA's GenCyber Camps to triple number of summer camps offered

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The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans for 2016 to triple the number of GenCyber Camps offered.

Japanese teen's DoS attack takes out 444 school websites

Japanese teen's DoS attack takes out 444 school websites

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A Japanese teenager was charged May 11 for allegedly launching a DoS attack which shut down 444 school websites.

DHS issues alert over old SAP vulnerability after 36 organizations infiltrated

DHS issues alert over old SAP vulnerability after 36 organizations infiltrated

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The DHS yesterday issued its first-ever US-CERT security alert pertaining to the active exploit of an SAP application, after a security vendor determined 36 organizations were infiltrated via an SAP vulnerability that was disclosed over five years ago.

Facebook making its CTF platform available

Facebook making its CTF platform available

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Facebook is making its Capture the Flag, or CTF, gaming platform available to teach cyber skills.

Educating C-suites and corporate boards on security risks

Educating C-suites and corporate boards on security risks

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C-suites and boards of directors are increasing their knowledge of IT security risks and needs - before a breach happens.

Three-peat for UCF in college cyber challenge

Three-peat for UCF in college cyber challenge

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For the third year in a row, The University of Central Florida has come out on top in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Educating boards

Educating boards

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C-suites and boards of directors are increasing their knowledge of IT security risks and needs - before a breach happens. Larry Jaffee reports.

Singtel opens unique cyber-security institute in Asia-Pacific

Singtel opens unique cyber-security institute in Asia-Pacific

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has opened a new facility to help enterprises enhance cyber-security skills and test their networks in dealing with cyber-threats.

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

A team from Gibraltar won the final round of the CyberCenturion 2016 competition held at Bletchley Park's National Museum of Computing today.

Talos: 3.2 million machines vulnerable to malicious JexBoss exploit tool

Talos: 3.2 million machines vulnerable to malicious JexBoss exploit tool

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A deeper probe into the JBoss server vulnerabilities linked to recent Samsam ransomware attacks has uncovered 3.2 million unpatched machines that are potentially susceptible to this attack vector.

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

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The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and IDT911 said that to date, the financial services, business, education, government and healthcare industrial sectors have experienced over 6,000 data breaches since 2005.

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

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Georgetown University confirmed it was hit with a cyber attack last week but school officials said no data was compromised.

Data on 1K staffers and students at Kentucky State University exposed

Data on 1K staffers and students at Kentucky State University exposed

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Kentucky State University was hit with a data breach on March 22 when an employee, responding to an email supposedly from the school's president, sent off W-2s for employees and students.

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

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The University of Central Florida released figures for how much it will cost to notify potential victims of a data breach it experienced last month.

Concordia University discovers keylogger security incident

Concordia University discovers keylogger security incident

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Concordia University discovered keylogger devices on computer workstations used by students in two university libraries.

Only 17 percent of surveyed U.K. students 'genuinely concerned' about cybersecurity

Only 17 percent of surveyed U.K. students 'genuinely concerned' about cybersecurity

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Among higher and continuing education students, 77 percent recognize cyberattacks as a burgeoning threat, yet only 17 percent are "genuinely concerned" over cybersecurity, according to a new U.K.-based survey study.

Obama to pitch IT security recruitment at SXSW

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President Barack Obama is keynoting at South by Southwest (SXSW) today in Austin, Texas, where he is expected to pitch job recruitment in the IT security sector.

Direct deposits rerouted after Illinois State University data breach

Direct deposits rerouted after Illinois State University data breach

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A data breach at Illinois State University (ISU) allowed an attacker to divert direct-deposit payroll payments.

Financial system breached at UC Berkeley campus, exposing 80K records

Financial system breached at UC Berkeley campus, exposing 80K records

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The University of California, Berkeley, is in damage-control mode after discovering that cyberattackers breached a system containing the Social Security and bank account numbers of 80,000 students, faculty members and vendors.

Alumni, deceased students among 1,100 affected in Montana school breach

Alumni, deceased students among 1,100 affected in Montana school breach

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Of the more than 1,100 students affected by a breach at a Montana high school nearly 200 are alumni and at least two are deceased.

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

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In an oft-repeated tale, a senior at Panther Creek High School was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for hacking into a school computer and changing grades.

Student SSNs exposed in University of Central Florida breach

Student SSNs exposed in University of Central Florida breach

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The University of Central Florida today publicly acknowledged a data breach in which the Social Security (SSN) numbers of 63,000 current and former students were illegally accessed.

Cybersecurity laws needed, FTC exercises authority, AALS panel notes

Cybersecurity laws needed, FTC exercises authority, AALS panel notes

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A panel of experts at the Association of American Law School conference, that included the FTC's Lesley Fair, discussed how the law can and should respond to data breaches.

U.K. school tries to improve cyber hygiene after memory stick lost

U.K. school tries to improve cyber hygiene after memory stick lost

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The third-oldest school in the U.K. is working to improve cyber hygiene after an employee lost a memory stick that belonged to the school while on public transport.

FDIC offers additional cybersecurity resources

FDIC offers additional cybersecurity resources

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New online educational tools to assist bank executives in defending against cybercrime have been added to the website of the FDIC.

Trust, privacy and security issues to grow with IoT, new report

Trust, privacy and security issues to grow with IoT, new report

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The Georgia Institute of Technology found that devices and sensors are increasingly finding their way into industry and consumers' lives.

U.K. business school study finds students 'safer users' on social media

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For all the knocks millennials take for being less cyber aware, some, at least those currently in college, are "safer users" of the internet than their slightly older counterparts, recent college grads, a study by the U.K.'s Kingston Business School revealed.

Thwart email phishing

Thwart email phishing

While there is a regular discussion of how to prevent successful phishing attempts, one of the most successful approaches is ongoing employee training, says Colin McKinty, VP Cyber Security Strategy at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

13 year olds "more tech-savvy" than their parents, says new report

13 year olds "more tech-savvy" than their parents, says new report

A new report from Kaspersky labs says that teens are more handy with technology but not prepared to defend themselves from online threats

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