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Chinese President Xi Jinping is spearheading a crackdown on the flow of digital information in a campaign that could reshape the cybersecurity relationship between China and the U.S.

US Ensnared in China's Digital Crackdown

April 29, 2015 10:17 am | by Cory Bennett, The Hill | Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping is spearheading a crackdown on the flow of digital information in a campaign that could reshape the cybersecurity relationship between China and the U.S. 

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Bipartisan legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk phone records collection program has been introduced in Congress.

Bill Would End NSA Bulk Collection Program

April 29, 2015 9:52 am | by Eric Chabrow, Gov Info Security | Comments

Bipartisan legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk phone records collection program has been introduced in Congress.  

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Within 48 hours of the slayings of David and Nicholas Pence, investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana had identified suspects in the brutal shotgun execution of the Metairie father and son and taken those believed responsible

How Investigators Cracked Seemingly-Random Double Murder Case

April 28, 2015 12:57 pm | Comments

Within 48 hours of the slayings of David and Nicholas Pence, investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana had identified suspects in the brutal shotgun execution of the Metairie father and son and taken those believed responsible into custody.

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A note of caution to anyone who works on the security team of a major automobile manufacturer: Don’t plan your summer vacation just yet. At the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences this August, security researchers have announced they plan to wireles

Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer

April 28, 2015 12:27 pm | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

A note of caution to anyone who works on the security team of a major automobile manufacturer: Don’t plan your summer vacation just yet. At the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences this August, security researchers have announced they plan to wirelessly hack the digital network of a car or truck.

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Romanian authorities have detained 25 people who are suspected of being members of an international gang of cyber thieves who hacked into banks, cloned payment cards and used them to steal over $15 million.

Romanian Police Breaks Up Cyber Gang That Stole Over $15M From Banks

April 28, 2015 11:49 am | by Lucian Constantin, CSO Online | Comments

Romanian authorities have detained 25 people who are suspected of being members of an international gang of cyber thieves who hacked into banks, cloned payment cards and used them to steal over $15 million.  

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There are six men. All dressed in black like the ones in the famous movie. They have black cases too but they are not using their technology to erase your memory. Their name: NATO Rapid Reaction Team, or RRT. Their aim: to provide assistance to NATO natio

NATO's Cyber Men in Black

April 28, 2015 11:21 am | by NATO | Comments

There are six men. All dressed in black like the ones in the famous movie. They have black cases too but they are not using their technology to erase your memory. Their name: NATO Rapid Reaction Team, or RRT. Their aim: to provide assistance to NATO nations or facilities suffering a cyber attack.

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Yet another biometric authentication mechanism has proven to be fallible. It turns out that a flaw in the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Android smartphones allows hackers to steal fingerprint data and clone prints for further attacks.

Galaxy S5 Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal and Clone Fingerprints

April 28, 2015 11:01 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Yet another biometric authentication mechanism has proven to be fallible. It turns out that a flaw in the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Android smartphones allows hackers to steal fingerprint data and clone prints for further attacks.

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The falling price of Bitcoin is forcing ransomware masterminds to convert the crypto-currency as soon as they can. Rather than holding on to their ill-gotten BTC, criminals are simply laundering the ransom money as soon as possible.

Ransomware Thieves Ridding Themselves of Bitcoin Loot Quickly

April 28, 2015 10:51 am | by Iain Thomson, The Register | Comments

The falling price of Bitcoin is forcing ransomware masterminds to convert the crypto-currency as soon as they can. Rather than holding on to their ill-gotten BTC, criminals are simply laundering the ransom money as soon as possible.

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This study’s goal was to integrate Akonni’s Biosystems, Inc.’s patented sample   preparation (TruTip), thermocyling, and gel drop microarray (TruArray™) technologies   for the typing of SNPs in forensic applications. An Akonni integrated system would   ai

A Low Cost Microfluidic Microarray System for Typing SNPs

April 28, 2015 10:37 am | by Jennifer Reynolds, Christopher Cooney, Alex Kukhtin, Steve Garber, Nitu Thakore, Peter Qu, Jennifer Parker, Arial Bueno, Maria Belgrader and Phillip Belgrader, NIJ | Comments

This study’s goal was to integrate Akonni’s Biosystems, Inc.’s patented sample preparation (TruTip), thermocyling, and gel drop microarray (TruArray) technologies for the typing of SNPs in forensic applications. An Akonni integrated system would aid in rapidly apprehending a perpetrator or identifying a victim.

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Police forces across the UK are testing technology that allows officers to analyse DNA samples in custody suites, amid fears that civil liberties could be infringed and evidence compromised.

Hi-tech DNA Machines Cause Concern

April 27, 2015 2:59 pm | by Oscar Quine, Independent Online | Comments

Police forces across the UK are testing technology that allows officers to analyse DNA samples in custody suites, amid fears that civil liberties could be infringed and evidence compromised.

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One of the national organizations that governs DNA laboratories has ordered   Washington D.C.'s new crime lab to immediately suspend all DNA case work after   concluding that the lab’s procedures are “insufficient and inadequate.”

National Board Suspends All DNA Testing at DC Crime Lab

April 27, 2015 2:47 pm | by Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post | Comments

One of the national organizations that governs DNA laboratories has ordered Washington D.C.'s new crime lab to immediately suspend all DNA case work after concluding that the lab’s procedures are “insufficient and inadequate.”

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A newly-released document from the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) own internal watchdog found that the government’s controversial warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program was so secretive that the agency was unable to make “full use”

Most CIA Analysts Didn’t Know About NSA Spy Program

April 27, 2015 1:03 pm | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

A newly-released document from the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) own internal watchdog found that the government’s controversial warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program was so secretive that the agency was unable to make “full use” of its capabilities even several years after the September 11 attacks. 

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Champlain College has been recognized for the second time as winner of the Professional Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program at the 2015 SC Awards. The award was presented during the 2015 SC Awards Gala held in San Francisco.

Champlain College Awarded for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program

April 27, 2015 12:46 pm | by Champlain College | Comments

Champlain College has been recognized for the second time as winner of the Professional Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program at the 2015 SC Awards. The award was presented during the 2015 SC Awards Gala held in San Francisco.

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This project generated a national isotope database derived from the WBDSC and the other donated skeletal collections. The study also provided forensic anthropologists and criminal investigators a comparative isotopic database of known residence from vario

Isotopic and Elemental Analysis of Donated Skeletal Collections

April 27, 2015 8:50 am | by Nicholas Herrmann, Zheng-Hua Li and Monica Warner, NIJ | Comments

This project generated a national isotope database derived from the WBDSC and the other donated skeletal collections. The study also provided forensic anthropologists and criminal investigators a comparative isotopic database of known residence from various sampled tissues. In addition, the authors evaluated the effectiveness of implementing multiple isotope analyses to estimate the movement histories of modern humans for forensic cases.

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The cybersecurity workforce gap has been well-documented — and cultivating the next generation of cyber workers, the Millennials, from an early age has been widely seen as a mandate for continued industry viability.

Recruiting the Next-Generation Cyber Workforce

April 24, 2015 12:58 pm | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The cybersecurity workforce gap has been well-documented — and cultivating the next generation of cyber workers, the Millennials, from an early age has been widely seen as a mandate for continued industry viability.

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