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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.

Researchers Propose Cyber Protections Against 'Logic Bombs'
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Researchers Propose Cyber Protections Against 'Logic Bombs'

Cybersecurity researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology have proposed new ways to protect 3D printed objects from...

Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit
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Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims he invented bitcoin, was told by a U.S. jury to pay $100 million in damages over claims that he cheated...

White House Accelerates Efforts to Fill Vacant Cybersecurity Positions
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White House Accelerates Efforts to Fill Vacant Cybersecurity Positions

The Biden administration is accelerating efforts to fill nearly 600,000 vacant cybersecurity positions in the public and private sectors, openings that bog down...

Which Developers Were Paid the Most in 2021?
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Which Developers Were Paid the Most in 2021?

Some developer jobs command higher salaries than others. Which positions are better paid on average than their colleagues?

DHS Announces Program to Attract and Retain Cybersecurity Talent
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DHS Announces Program to Attract and Retain Cybersecurity Talent

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a program to find and hire cybersecurity professionals.

Microsoft to Work with Community Colleges to Fill 250,000 Cyber Jobs
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Microsoft to Work with Community Colleges to Fill 250,000 Cyber Jobs

Microsoft plans to work with community colleges across the United States to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs over the next four years.

Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes
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Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes: It's a Fun Career

In 1963, the British government decided to make the world's most powerful computer. The manufacturer, Ferranti, asked would-be buyers to send their best programmers...

U.K. Schools Are Using Facial Recognition for Student Lunch Payments
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U.K. Schools Are Using Facial Recognition for Student Lunch Payments

Nine schools in North Ayrshire in the U.K. are using facial recognition technology to take lunch payments, citing the lack of touch for COVID safety and increased...

'Capture the Flag' Competition for Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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'Capture the Flag' Competition for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Purdue University will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a variety of activities in October, including a "Capture the Flag" computer security competition...

Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers
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Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers

China's state security ministry is recruiting from a vast pool of private-sector hackers who often have their own agendas and sometimes use their access for commercial...
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