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Preparing the Next Cyber Defenders
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Preparing the Next Cyber Defenders

The California State University system is working to address an estimated workforce gap of more than 700,000 cybersecurity jobs in the United States by accelerating...

Private Profiles Are Now Generally Available on GitHub
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Private Profiles Are Now Generally Available on GitHub

Private profiles are now generally available on GitHub, enabling users to turn their profile "private," giving them control over features that share user data across...

Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology
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Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology

A study published in Al and Ethics found that people in Japan, Germany, and the United States have different concerns over the use of artificial intelligence technology...

'Cybervetting' Job Candidates Can Have Negative Consequences
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'Cybervetting' Job Candidates Can Have Negative Consequences

Organizations should develop and implement clearly defined rules regarding how they use online and social media information about job candidates, according to research...

Fraudsters Pose Threat to Trusted LinkedIn Platform
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Fraudsters Pose Threat to Trusted LinkedIn Platform

Fraudsters who exploit LinkedIn to lure users into cryptocurrency investment schemes pose a "significant threat" to the platform and consumers, says Sean Ragan,...

Companies, Universities Are Building 'Cyber Talent Hub'
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Companies, Universities Are Building 'Cyber Talent Hub'

Cybersecurity companies, investors, and universities are collaborating to build a platform that aims to bolster the cyber talent pool by connecting students with...

Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap With New Candidate Pools
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Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap With New Candidate Pools

HR and security leaders must deploy new strategies to attract, hire, and retain cyber professionals. New talent pools could help narrow the talent gap.

AI-Generated Imagery Could Pose a Risk to Research Integrity
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AI-Generated Imagery Could Pose a Risk to Research Integrity

A team of researchers at Xiamen University has expressed alarm at the ease with which bad actors can now generate fake AI imagery for use in research projects. ...

Computer Code May Help Speed Up Airport Security
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Computer Code May Help Speed Up Airport Security

The challenge of moving passengers and flight crews through airport security quickly while keeping safety precautions in place led to the Open Threat Assessment...

U.S. Warns Against North Korean Hackers Posing as IT Freelancers
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U.S. Warns Against North Korean Hackers Posing as IT Freelancers

Skilled software and mobile app developers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are posing as "non-DPRK nationals" in hopes of landing freelance...

Survey Paints a Disheartening Picture of Cybersecurity Work
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Survey Paints a Disheartening Picture of Cybersecurity Work

A survey of 500 security professionals and software developers at companies in the United States with 2,000 or more employees shows how cybersecurity teams are...

IBM and HCBU Cyber Centers to Address Talent Shortage
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IBM and HCBU Cyber Centers to Address Talent Shortage

IBM will establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers at six historically Black colleges and universities in five southern U.S. states aimed at training underrepresented...

GitHub Will Require All Code Contributors to Use Two-Factor Authentication
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GitHub Will Require All Code Contributors to Use Two-Factor Authentication

The GitHub code hosting platform used by tens of millions of software developers worldwide will require all users who upload code to enable one or more forms of...

How a Shopping Mall Trip Inspired Me to Work in Neuro-Symbolic AI
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How a Shopping Mall Trip Inspired Me to Work in Neuro-Symbolic AI

I'll never forget the time — at just six years of age — when my father showed me a toy robot holding a tray and told me that very soon there will be actual robot...

Cyber Chiefs Try New Tricks to Attract Talent
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Cyber Chiefs Try New Tricks to Attract Talent

Cybersecurity and risk executives are using non-traditional means to attract talent, including seeking candidates without degrees or technology backgrounds.

Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys
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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys

Researcher Hanno Böck reports breaking cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus by using Fermat's factorization method...

IT Technician Jailed for Revenge Cyber Attacks
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IT Technician Jailed for Revenge Cyber Attacks

A resentful IT technician in the U.K. was sentenced to prison for launching cyber assaults against two of his former employers after he was dismissed by both.

Academic Publisher Embeds Unique Code in Every PDF Download
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Academic Publisher Embeds Unique Code in Every PDF Download

Elsevier says it helps prevent ransomware, but security researchers say the unique fingerprint the academic publisher adds to every download could be used to identify...

Crypto Talent Wars Fuel Sweeter Salaries, Better Perks
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Crypto Talent Wars Fuel Sweeter Salaries, Better Perks

Crypto startups are boosting pay and benefits as venture money floods the category and competition for talent soars.

The New Get-Rich-Faster Job in Silicon Valley: Crypto Start-Ups
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The New Get-Rich-Faster Job in Silicon Valley: Crypto Start-Ups

Tech executives and engineers are quitting Google, Meta, Amazon and other large companies for what they say is a once-in-generation opportunity with crypto.
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