Blog Posts Tagged with "Education"

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Infosec and the Death of the Rabbi

May 17, 2012 Added by:Carter Schoenberg

What is more valuable, a SCADA security pro that understands a plant with such detail that his knowledge may never be rivaled, or a person who can also understand the organizations mission need and business drivers and can translate security into quantified risk measurements...

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National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC)

May 01, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

"The Department of Homeland Security is proud to be one of the sponsors of this competition that took place over the course of three days and focused on the operational aspects of securing and defending a 'commercial' network infrastructure..."

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Hacking-Kung Fu: Aims and Objectives

April 15, 2012 Added by:Quintius Walker

Understanding Kung Fu-Hacking enables you to realize that there is more to it than merely learning form or exploits. Understanding will lead you, if you are still not able to defend yourself in real world situations or compromise systems outside lab environments, to ask why...

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National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition 2012

April 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Our nation is under constant attack... from individuals stealing personal financial information to sophisticated terrorist networks seeking to hack into our electrical grid and be a detriment to our way of life. Our nation continues to seek out and employ the best and brightest..."

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CyberPatriot Announces National Championship Winners

March 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“CyberPatriot has introduced the area of cyber defense to tens of thousands of students across the country, and they’ve embraced the opportunity to learn and develop the skills to be successful in a field critical to America,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner...

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Pitting Education Against Cyber Attacks

March 26, 2012 Added by:Frank Kim

In the relentless struggle to protect against cyber attacks, companies must identify vulnerabilities before hackers have an opportunity to exploit them. With software applications, a logical path to the early identification of vulnerabilities begins at the development stage...

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The Differences Between Security Certifications

February 17, 2012 Added by:Joshua Lochner

It seems like certifications have always been a source of contention for IT professionals. What are “The Right” certifications to get? Are they needed? Which ones would someone reap the most benefit from? Who cares?

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NIST Hosts Federal Infosec Educators Conference

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

FISSEA is responsible for promoting cybersecurity awareness, training and education. The annual meeting is geared toward both new and seasoned security officers, IT managers, information security educators and researchers, cybersecurity trainers and teachers...

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Hacking, Children, and Ethics

January 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anarchists who want nothing more than to just sow chaos for their own nihilistic animus produced what I call the “Monkeys with guns effect”: Scattershot and useless hacks and pranks that further no other agenda than the Lulz or to sow chaos anywhere they strike...

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NICE Seeks Feedback on Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

December 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Establishing and using a unified framework for cybersecurity work and workers is not merely practical but vital to the nation's cybersecurity. Much as other professions have defined their specialties, it is now time to forge a common set of definitions for the cybersecurity workforce..."

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Public-Private Partnership to Promote Cybersecurity Education

November 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

NIST, the Department of Education and NCEC will work with state and local counterparts to enhance cybersecurity education programs for kindergarten through 12th grade, higher education and vocational programs to provide skilled cybersecurity workers for both the private sector and government...

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Consumers: Just Looking for a Digital McDonalds

October 10, 2011 Added by:Javvad Malik

Unlike the comparatively simple topic of world politics, information security is not just the responsibility of the government or companies. Users need to be educated so that they are best equipped to protect their own data and to allow them to put pressure on companies who don’t protect data...

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Security Awareness Education Begins with the Youth

August 29, 2011 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

DefCon Kids follows the trend towards developing cybersecurity skills in youth, so that these young professionals will one day be prepared to tackle the increasingly advanced cyber attacks that constantly threaten today’s enterprises...

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The Art of Cyber Warfare - Educational Fail

April 04, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

Is there a solution to the ever continuing FUD machine? Cyberwarfare is over-hyped and misrepresented. The fact is, even responsible individuals get it wrong consistently. This is how and why we fail, and will continue to fail, to defend against "computer related" attacks...

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Social Media Privacy Implications for Teens

March 26, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

On Guard Online states that 22% of 16-24 year olds using social networking do not know who they are sharing their information with. It is that exact age range that is most at risk for invasion of privacy. This age group needs more education about the dangers of sharing too much information...

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K-12 Schools Hit by Multiple Security Events Yearly

March 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Forty-five percent of K-12 schools suffered network downtime from malware outbreaks between two and five times per year, while another thirteen percent are impacted between six and ten times per year, and six percent experience more than ten incidents in the same period...

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