USMC and DoD Rapid Reaction Technology Office Seeks Info On Six Categories of Technology: Please review and engage

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Friends at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies recently brought this to our attention and since a high number of our readers live their lives studying or working with advanced technologies we wanted to get this to you right away. The threat of improvised explosive devices (IED) has proven very difficult to mitigate. This strategic threat poses […]

Domestic “Drones” Are the Latest Object of Threat Inflation

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Recently, several news outlets reported on a supposed plot by a Moroccan national to use remote controlled model airplanes as flying bombs. The story seems to lend credibility to speculation that model airplanes could be the next terrorist threat. In reality, however, these fears are part of a larger pattern of threat inflation about domestic […]

Creating The New Cyber Warrior: Eight South Carolina Universities Compete

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When Defense Secretary Hagel announced that he was going to expand his cyber workforce by more than 6,000 by the end of 2016, I think most of us in the industry collectively wondered: “Where the heck is he going to FIND these cyber warriors?” While almost every University is paying attention to this career enhancing […]

This is the End: Windows XP

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We knew this day would come – when Windows XP, the twelve-year-old operating system for Windows, stops receiving technical support from Microsoft. While the transition does not mark the death of Windows XP necessarily, as you can still choose to use whatever operating system you want, it does mean that Microsoft will no longer provide […]

Statistician Believes Kill Switch Could Save Americans $2.6 Billion per Year

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Kill Switches – the technology to remotely render stolen smartphones unusable – have recently received attention for their potential to protect smartphone owners. According to an FCC report, cell phone thefts constitute 30-40% of all thefts in major U.S. cities. Senators in California and in Congress have introduced bills that would make installing the Kill […]

Cyber Insecurity: A Boon for Insurers

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We’ve written plenty about data breaches. Within the last year, valuable data has been stolen from Target, the University of Maryland at College Park, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Internal Revenue Service. Retailers and reputations have suffered immensely from the negative publicity following thefts, and the frequency of breaches is increasing. But […]