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Pro Domo Sua: Are We Puppets in a Wired World? Surveillance and privacy revisited…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/

Are We Puppets in a Wired World?

But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow is blocked), which serves us well, may serve others better. Whether this distinction turns out to matter may be the one piece of information the Internet cannot deliver.

 

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Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331”

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 30th May 2013

The prowess of these three crackers also underscores the need for end users to come up with better password hygiene. Many Fortune 500 companies tightly control the types of passwords employees are allowed to use to access e-mail and company networks, and they go a long way to dampen crackers’ success.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/how-crackers-make-minced-meat-out-of-your-passwords

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3 cyber bills passed in the House

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th April 2013

The House is passing 3 bills:

The House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which mandates strategic guidance for federal cybersecurity research and development. To establish that guidance, the bill calls for input from public and private stakeholders, and strengthens security automation standards and checklists for federal systems.

How this will impact education and academia? What input can SCSU contribute with?…

http://fcw.com/articles/2013/04/17/cyber-bills-explained.aspx?s=fcwdaily_180413

FISMA - Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Information_Security_Management_Act_of_2002

CISPA- Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Intelligence_Sharing_and_Protection_Act

 

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