University of Central Florida wins third straight collegiate cyber competition

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It was a three-peat for the University of Central Florida, as the school was once again crowned champion of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. More than 180 institutions from across the U.S. participated in the competition, with the top 10 battling again in the finals, held April 22-24 in San Antonio. There, each school was responsible […]

Study finds many computer science students lacking cyber security education

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Almost all the top American computer science programs fail to prepare their students for a cyber security attack, according to a recent study released by Cloud Passage. The study measured the computer science and engineering programs at 121 American institutions, including all 50 of the top ranked computer science schools in the 2015 edition of […]

Security group expands awareness campaign following White House announcement

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  The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) says it plans to expand educational programming conveying the importance of multi-tiered verification in cyber security, including expansion of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign. The announcement comes following a comprehensive plan announced by the White House aimed at enhancing cyber security. Dubbed the Cyberscurity National Action Plan (CNAP), President […]

Specialist from NIST shares small business cyber security fundamentals

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A computer security specialist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently addressed a gathering of small and mid-sized business people at the 2015 Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis. The speaker, Patricia Toth, told her audience that small businesses are vulnerable and are increasingly the target of malicious attacks from cyber hackers. In 2013, 31 percent of cyberattacks targeted […]

Air Force Association launches new program to teach youths Internet safety

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The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office is launching a new course designed to keep kindergarten through sixth grade students safe on the Internet. The program, called the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative, will feature several interactive modules designed to excite students and give them a fun activity while teaching them to stay safe online. […]

Nearly half of Americans lack critical cyber security knowledge, says AARP

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Forty-five percent of all American adults failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, according to an AARP study released this week. The report, which focused on users’ cyber security habits as well as knowledge, found that while most Americans have a general idea of good cyber security practices, a significant portion of respondents  to […]

Survey: Organization’s size doesn’t indicate its “security maturity”

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Regardless of size, nearly three-quarters of companies lack the maturity to address cyber security risks, according to the inaugural “Cybersecurity Poverty Index” released by RSA, The Security Division of EMC. The index compiled survey results from more than 400 security professionals across 61 countries. Participants self-assessed the maturity of their cyber security programs against the […]

President Obama delivers cyber security remarks at Stanford

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Earlier today, President Obama delivered remarks at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. During his speech, he also signed an executive order promoting information sharing on cyber security threats between the private sector and government agencies. “This is not a Democratic issue, or a Republican issue,” he said during his speech. “This is not a […]

New report predicts rise in targeted attacks, online banking crime

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In a new cyber crime report released last week, IT security provider Trend Micro makes a number of predictions for 2015 and beyond, including a rise in targeted attacks and an increase in the severity of online banking and other financially motivated attacks. “The growing risks online banking threats pose should motivate individuals and organizations alike […]

Andrew Borene Appointed to Chair 2015 Cyber Security Summit

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The 2014 Cyber Security Summit is less than two months away and will contain more actionable takeaways for attendees than ever before. (View this year’s agenda here.) However, with cyber threats showing no signs of slowing down, plans are already well underway for the 2015 Summit, beginning with today’s announcement of the 2015 Summit Chair: […]