Security & Privacy


Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

Report: InfoSec Spending to Grow 7 Percent in 2017

Global spending on information security is expected to hit $86.4 billion in 2017, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.



U West Florida to Build Cyberattack Simulator

The university is partnering with Metova CyberCENTS, which will provide its Cyber Operations Enhanced Network and Training Simulators portfolio of tools designed to simulate cyberattacks.

New AWS Service Uses Machine Learning to Protect Data

Amazon Web Services today introduced Amazon Macie, a security service that uses machine learning to automatically discover, classify and protect sensitive data housed within AWS.

Stanford Hosts Cyber Bootcamp for Congressional Staffers

Stanford University is hosting its third annual cyber bootcamp for congressional staffers this week in an effort to bring policy makers up to speed on a group of thorny and accelerating issues with myriad ramifications.

New Tech Taps Blockchain to Secure Student Data

Blockchain records and keeps information safe by creating a decentralized record of data that can be confirmed and validated without relying on a single authority.

Student Loan Data Targeted in Instances of Credential Abuse; No Prosecutions Planned

Employees at a private firm are alleged to have tampered with a federal student loan database, but prosecutors are not bringing charges against the individuals involved.

Bill Aims to Re-Train Blue Collar Workers for Security Jobs

Three Democratic representatives have introduced a bill intended to promote retraining of industrial workers to enable them to take cybersecurity jobs. The "New Collar Jobs Act" would include loan forgiveness for students, tax credits for employers and other perks.

Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

Average Cost Per Record of US Data Breach in Ed: $245

The average cost of a data breach in the United States rose for the fourth straight year.

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