Monthly Archives: February 2010


School Spies on Students Via Webcam

Posted on by Mary Brown

A school in Pennsylvania is reported to have used the webcams integrated into the school supplied laptop to spy on the activities of the students which has created a lot of discussion. Read more here. How many of you consider … Continue reading

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The United States Fails Simulated Cyber attack: Broad New Hacking Attacks Detected.

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

According to the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the organizers of Cyber Shockwave released a report today that the U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats. It was interesting to note that according to BPC, “…….that the U.S. defenders had difficulty identifying … Continue reading

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Simulated Cyber-Attack

Posted on by Mary Brown

The BiPartisian Policy Center has announced plans for a simulated cyber-attack next week, as a kind of incident response exercise for government officials who may be called upon (one day) to respond to a real attack. What do you think … Continue reading

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Cracking the Security of Computer Chips

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

Many system chips, like those used in identity cards, are protected by security processes including encryption. Research shows, however, that using microscopy has been able to, basically, bypass all these defenses — and it’s even able to read encryption keys. … Continue reading

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The Jihadist Next Door

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

Very interesting article from New York Times.com about a kid, no one would ever believe growing up, would become a terrorist. It’s begs the question: Can we ever understand what makes up the mind of a terrorist?

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49 Congressional Websites Hacked by Brazilian ‘Red Eye Crew’

Posted on by Dr. Steven Brown

Apparently 49 Congressional Websites were defaced by a Brazilian hacker group, the Red Eye Crew. Many are calling for for a more secured and trusted Web Infrastructure. Cisco and Microsoft are working on the next generation of Self-0defensing Web servers, … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunities

Posted on by Michelle Evans

Capella learners are eligible to apply for the annual U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program because Capella is one of a select group of institutions that have been designated as Centers for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance … Continue reading

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