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Article ID: 567094

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity and Its Impact on Innovation

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Commerce Department has published a Notice of Inquiry on 'Cybersecurity, Innovation, and Internet Policy.' The department seeks comments from all stakeholders, including the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, on measures to improve cyber security while sustaining innovation.

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4-Aug-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 566704

Data Mining Made Faster: 'Squashing' Multidimensional Info

University of Utah

To many big companies, you aren’t just a customer, but are described by multiple “dimensions” of information within a computer database. Now, a University of Utah computer scientist has devised a new method for simpler, faster “data mining,” or extracting and analyzing massive amounts of such data.

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21-Jul-2010 11:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 566561

Online Images Can Carry Location Data, Leave Users Vulnerable to “Cybercasing”

International Computer Science Institute

ICSI researchers show how information about where videos and photos were captured can be quickly extracted, leaving those who post images online vulnerable to attacks in the real world.

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19-Jul-2010 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 566260

Updated Computer Security Publication Focuses on Security Assessment Plans

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has published an updated set of guidelines for developing security assessment plans and associated security control assessment procedures that are consistent with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

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7-Jul-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562990

Searching for Answers: Ethical Considerations of Google's Presence in China

Saint Joseph's University

When Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., an expert in computing and telecommunications technology ethics, heard of Google’s recent struggles in China, he knew he’d need to update the curriculum for the Technology, Society and Christian Ethics course he teaches at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa. The Internet heavyweight recently rerouted all searches from its heavily censored mainland China search engine to its more open Hong Kong engine in the wake of a massive hack on its system in December, which some have attributed to the Chinese government. “Not a lot happens on the Web in China that the government isn’t aware of, and it’s hard to believe they didn’t know about the hacking that happened over the winter,” said Caccamo, who is an associate professor of theology.

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2-Apr-2010 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 561042

Cyber Security Expert Available to Discuss New Threat Warnings

University of New Hampshire

Andrew Macpherson, research assistant professor of justice studies at the University of New Hampshire Justiceworks program and director of the Technical Analysis Group, is available to discuss new warnings about the increased threat of cyber attacks.

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3-Feb-2010 10:30 AM EST

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Article ID: 560652

Software to Test Cybersecurity Systems for Flaws

Clarkson University

A Clarkson University professor is developing software programs that will test cybersecurity systems for flaws before they become operational. The National Science Foundation is funding the $1.2 million project, which also involves four other research centers.

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25-Jan-2010 11:00 AM EST
Newswise: Indiana University Expert Available to Discuss Ongoing Impact of Google/China Dispute

Article ID: 560532

Indiana University Expert Available to Discuss Ongoing Impact of Google/China Dispute

Indiana University

International discussion and diplomacy continues in light of Google's announcement last week that it may pull out of China over concerns about censorship and security. Today (Jan. 21). a top Chinese official announced that the threat should not affect China's relations with the United States. Scott Kennedy, director of the Research Center on Chinese Politics and Business and an associate professor of political science and East Asian languages and cultures, is available for comment.

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21-Jan-2010 11:55 AM EST
Newswise: Cybersecurity Expert Stays Creative Baking Bread

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Cybersecurity Expert Stays Creative Baking Bread

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Is there a recipe a scientist might follow to spur creativity and cook up new discoveries? Cyber security expert Kevin Fu says experimenting with flour, salt and yeast to bake artisanal bread helps him keep creative juices flowing and creates space in which to mull over thorny research problems.

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20-Jan-2010 11:00 AM EST

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