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Texas promotes coding for girls through a new cybersecurity program – EdScoop News (press release) (blog)

Gov. Greg Abbott partners with SANS Institute on a program that encourages young women to become cybersecurity professionals. (Getty Images) Texas is offering its high school girls a new cybersecurity training program. The initiative, called Girls Go CyberStart, comes in the form of a free, online game that helps students …

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Cybersecurity – Business 2 Community

If you’re a small business owner who thinks that you don’t need to worry about about cyber security, think again. The Ponemon Institute’s 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity report surveyed 600 small businesses, finding not only that “no business is immune to a cyber attack or data breach,” but that …

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Small businesses still aren't acting on cybersecurity and most aren't ready for an attack – CSO Australia

New cybersecurity guidance from the Australian government offers a checklist for a small-business sector that is crying out for easier security solutions – and, if recent figures are any guide, knows it is hopelessly exposed to cybersecurity attack despite years of attempted education. Smaller businesses came up well behind their …

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Police give out infected USBs as prizes in cybersecurity quiz – Naked Security

Lisa Vaas I’ve been writing about technology, careers, science and health since 1995. I rose to the lofty heights of Executive Editor for eWEEK, popped out with the 2008 crash, joined the freelancer economy, and am still writing for my beloved peeps at places like Sophos’s Naked Security, CIO Mag, …

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Google, Intel, Microsoft, Others Scramble to Fix Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities – DesignNews

Hardware flaws may be the new big security gap in computers and phones. In the last few days, it has become apparent that Intel, Microsoft, and other leading electronics companies have been struggling for months to overcome security holes that affect billions of processors worldwide. Intel, Microsoft, and Google released …

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Don't be a victim: Beware these critical enterprise cybersecurity risks – TechGenix (blog)

The PwC Global Economic Crime Survey 2016 unleashed information on the business world that caused severe ripples, and made it obvious – cybercrime is a show stopper. The study showcased how cybercrime has affected as much as 32 percent of enterprises and is the second most-often reported economic crime. Attacks …

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Russian hackers: Cybersecurity firm warns of effort to penetrate Senate email system – USA TODAY

CLOSE The Russian group that hacked the DNC have repeatedly attempted to hack the US senate system – according to the cybersecurity firm tracking their movements. Buzz60 In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, the U.S. Capitol Building is illuminated during sunrise in Washington.(Photo: John Minchillo, AP) Pawn Storm, …

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Meltdown, Spectre, cybersecurity and you – Destructoid

Let’s be serious for a moment You’ve probably heard the terms “Meltdown” and “Spectre” a lot lately. Over the past few days the two security vulnerabilities have been everywhere in the news. Hell, you’re reading about them on a video game website right now, that’s usually a sign that something’s …

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OWI Welcomes Second Former White House Cybersecurity Advisor – Markets Insider

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, One World Identity (OWI), an independent strategy and research company focused on identity, is announcing Ross Nodurft as Vice President of Risk Management.  Nodurft most recently served as Chief of the Cyber and National Security team in the White House Office of Management …

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Mueller adds cybersecurity specialist to Russia probe team – Fox News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has added a cyber security specialist to his team investigating Russia’s attempted meddling in the 2016 election, Fox News has confirmed.  (Reuters) Special Counsel Robert Mueller has added a cybersecurity specialist to his team investigating Russia’s attempted meddling in the 2016 election, Fox News has confirmed. …

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