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Article ID: 569192

Expert Who Helped Track Zeus Botnet Case Is Available for Interviews

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gary Warner, Director of Research in Computer Forensics at UAB, is available to comment on the breaking story about the financial and cyber crimes related to the Zeus botnet.

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4-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 568759

Researchers Design Tool to Improve Wikipedia Accuracy

University of Iowa

A team of University of Iowa researchers has developed a new tool that detects potential vandalism on Wikipedia and can help improve the accuracy of the online encyclopedia's entries.

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23-Sep-2010 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 568477

NIST Finalizes Initial Set of Smart Grid Cyber Security Guidelines

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has issued its first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, including high-level security requirements, a framework for assessing risks, an evaluation of privacy issues at personal residences, and additional information for crafting strategies to protect the modernizing power grid from attacks, malicious code, cascading errors and other threats.

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16-Sep-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 567721

New Model to Help Organize, Keep Private 'Vast Ocean' of Social Network Data

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Professors and a Ph.D. student from UALR --the University of Arkansas at Little Rock -- developed a new model to manage the "vast ocean" of data being generated by users of growing social websites. The model allows Internet sites to automatically adjust privacy needs of consumers or organizations to the context in which the data is accessed.

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23-Aug-2010 5:00 PM EDT
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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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