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out what happened, and then how it happened and who did it. To aid in the process, which is unfortunately no longer a rare scenario, ISACA has issued a new set of guidelines that outline the digital forensics process and identify the key steps for organiz

ISACA Lays Out Forensics for the Data Breach Era

March 25, 2015 12:27 pm | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

When faced with a data breach, the first order of business for companies is to find out what happened, and then how it happened and who did it. To aid in the process, which is unfortunately no longer a rare scenario, ISACA has issued a new set of guidelines that outline the digital forensics process and identify the key steps for organizations to consider when dealing with attacks.

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U.S. intelligence agencies in June will stop bulk collection of data documenting calls by U.S. telephone subscribers, unless Congress extends a law authorizing the spying, U.S. officials said.

US to Stop Collecting Bulk Phone Data if Congress Lets Law Expire

March 25, 2015 12:14 pm | by Mark Hosenball, Reuters | Comments

U.S. intelligence agencies in June will stop bulk collection of data documenting calls by U.S. telephone subscribers, unless Congress extends a law authorizing the spying, U.S. officials said.

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Italy's high court took up the appeal of Amanda Knox's murder conviction Wednesday, considering the fate of the "very worried" American and her Italian former boyfriend in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate. A decision had been expected as

Italy High Court Deciding Fate of 'Very Worried' Amanda Knox

March 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Comments

Italy's high court took up the appeal of Amanda Knox's murder conviction Wednesday, considering the fate of the "very worried" American and her Italian former boyfriend in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate. A decision had been expected as early as Wednesday, but with a full caseload Wednesday and other court matters Thursday, the presiding judge said a ruling may not come down until Friday.

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House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked, without fear of

House Unveils Cyber Bill and Signals Bipartisan Compromise

March 25, 2015 10:39 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | Comments

House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked, without fear of being sued.

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The Army says it's investigating an Islamic State group call to harm U.S. troops at home. The militant organization occupying parts of Iraq and Syria reportedly posted the names, photos and home addresses of 100 American service members accused of partici

Army Investigating Islamic State Threats

March 25, 2015 10:28 am | by Kyle Jahner, Army Times | Comments

The Army says it's investigating an Islamic State group call to harm U.S. troops at home. The militant organization occupying parts of Iraq and Syria reportedly posted the names, photos and home addresses of 100 American service members accused of participating in bombing missions against it.

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The roles of cultural anthropologists as expert witnesses gets a national hearing of its own, as researchers examine how cultural anthropology is applied in the courtroom.

Challenges for Anthropologists When They’re the Expert Witness

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati | Comments

The roles of cultural anthropologists as expert witnesses gets a national hearing of its own, as researchers examine how cultural anthropology is applied in the courtroom. 

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A Florida businessman accused of falsifying his death overseas was located and then arrested by federal authorities after facial recognition software returned a match to his face in passport records. Jose Salvador Lantigua now faces one federal count of p

Biometrics Finds Man Thought Dead

March 25, 2015 9:25 am | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

A Florida businessman accused of falsifying his death overseas was located and then arrested by federal authorities after facial recognition software returned a match to his face in passport records. Jose Salvador Lantigua now faces one federal count of providing a false statement on a passport application.

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Egypt's forensics authority has dismissed a doctor who said last weekend that a female protester killed by police in January died because she did not have enough body fat to protect against shotgun pellets.

Egypt Fires Forensics Official Over Comments on Killed Woman

March 25, 2015 8:21 am | by Brian Rohan, Associated Press | Comments

Egypt's forensics authority has dismissed a doctor who said last weekend that a female protester killed by police in January died because she did not have enough body fat to protect against shotgun pellets.

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The Boston Marathon bombers fired 56 bullets at police during a violent confrontation days after the 2013 attack, a ballistics expert testified during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Gun Expert Says Marathon Bombers Fired 56 Bullets at Police

March 25, 2015 8:20 am | by Denise LaVoie, Associated Press | Comments

The Boston Marathon bombers fired 56 bullets at police during a violent confrontation days after the 2013 attack, a ballistics expert testified during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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The UK government has released a major new report designed to highlight the role insurance and insurers can play in reducing cybersecurity risk

UK Government Gets Serious About Cyber Insurance in New Report

March 24, 2015 11:03 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The UK government has released a major new report designed to highlight the role insurance and insurers can play in reducing cybersecurity risk

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Unable to Confirm Rape at UVa, Police Suspend Investigation

March 24, 2015 10:44 am | by Larry O'Dell, Associated Press | Comments

The article titled "A rape on campus" traced the story from a student identified only as "Jackie," who said she was raped at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on September, 28, 2012. It also described a hidden culture of sexual violence fueled by binge drinking at the college. Police said they found no evidence of that either.

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Teller: Hernandez Sent $15K to Man Accused of Selling Guns

March 24, 2015 10:36 am | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Comments

Testimony in the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck from the New England Patriots to a Florida man. Prosecutors say the money was used to buy guns.

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DNA Convicts Man in 1983 Rape, Murder

March 24, 2015 10:21 am | by Dave Brooksher, Bay City News | Comments

Christopher Holland, 59, was on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Cynthia Munoz, who was found raped, strangled and stabbed in her disabled boyfriend’s Campbell home Aug. 7, 1983. Holland was charged in 2007 after investigators linked him to a sperm sample taken from Munoz’s body, according to prosecutors.

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Talyor Swift joins Harvard and Microsoft in buying up domain names that have their names ending in .adult and .porn.

Taylor Swift's Premptive Strike at Porn

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Talyor Swift joins Harvard and Microsoft in buying up domain names that have their names ending in .adult and .porn.

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Another popular Yoast Wordpress plugin has been found sporting a critical vulnerability that can be exploited by attackers to take over control of the site.

WordPress Plugin Used by Millions Sports Critical Site-Hijacking Flaw

March 23, 2015 12:37 pm | by Zeljka Zorn, Help Net Security | Comments

Another popular Yoast Wordpress plugin has been found sporting a critical vulnerability that can be exploited by attackers to take over control of the site.

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