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Students supported through California State University, San Bernardino's SFS program are being educated in cyber intelligence to deal proactively with cyber threats — to predict malicious behavior before it happens. Doing so draws not only on a background

Cybersecurity Not Just about Hackers

October 31, 2014 | by Maria Zacharias, The National Science Foundation | Comments

Students supported through California State University, San Bernardino's SFS program are being educated in cyber intelligence to deal proactively with cyber threats — to predict malicious behavior before it happens. Doing so draws not only on a background in computer and information science, but also on an understanding of human behavior and psychology and the political and economic environment.

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A Danish court has sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.

Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced for Hacking Danish Data

October 31, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Danish court has sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.        

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Only Top Legislators Informed of White House Cyber Breach

October 30, 2014 4:39 pm | by Mark Hosenball, Reuters | Comments

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IBM has developed new high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software that is designed to uncover hidden criminal threats buried deep inside massive volumes of disparate corporate data.

IBM Big Data Uncovers Criminal Cyber Activity

October 30, 2014 4:27 pm | by IBM | Comments

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Law Enforcement's High-tech Battle to Stop Cyber Crime

October 30, 2014 9:37 am | by Maggie Lake, CNN | Comments

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In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account.

Hackers Hiding Data in Gmail Drafts

October 29, 2014 10:39 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

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In its latest Emerging Cyber Threats Report, Georgia Tech warns about loss of   privacy; abuse of trust between users and machines; attacks against the   mobile ecosystem; rogue insiders; and the increasing involvement of   cyberspace in nation-state conf

Georgia Tech Releases 2015 Emerging Cyber Threats Report

October 29, 2014 10:30 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

In its latest Emerging Cyber Threats Report, Georgia Tech warns about loss of privacy; abuse of trust between users and machines; attacks against the mobile ecosystem; rogue insiders; and the increasing involvement of cyberspace in nation-state conflicts.

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FBI Raids Home of Suspected Second Whistleblower

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Researchers Identify Sophisticated Chinese Cyberespionage Group

October 28, 2014 12:09 pm | by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post | Comments

A coalition of security researchers has identified a Chinese cyberespionage group that appears to be the most sophisticated of any publicly known Chinese hacker unit and targets not only U.S. and Western government agencies but also dissidents inside and outside China.

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Trail of Stolen Military, Government, Contractor Info Leads to Russia

October 28, 2014 11:35 am | by Mathew Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

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UTSA Awarded DHS Grant to Study Biological, Digital Threats

October 28, 2014 10:51 am | by Kris Rodriguez, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio | Comments

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been awarded a two-year, $400,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a DHS Scholars program, aimed toward building a future workforce for federal and private organizations addressing biological and digital threats.

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IBM has a new high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software that is designed to uncover hidden criminal threats buried deep inside massive volumes of disparate corporate data.

Big Data Uncovers Cyber Crime at High Speeds

October 28, 2014 10:31 am | by IBM | Comments

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Samsung's Knox security software for Android devices handles passwords in a way that undermines encryption, an anonymous researcher says.

Researcher Says Knox is Weak

October 27, 2014 12:34 pm | by Thomas Claburn, Information Week | Comments

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Va Police Agencies Stockpile Private Phone Records

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Estonian Ringleader Gets 11 Years for ATM Hack

October 27, 2014 10:56 am | by Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

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