The University of Texas at San Antonio is collaborating on an $800,000 grant from the federal government for cyber security research.
The sizable contribution from the Federal Emergency Management Agency isn’t going to student programs, instead it's going to the National Cyber Security Preparedness Consortium, a joint venture between UTSA -- which is the lead -- Texas A&M, Memphis University, University of Arkansas and Norwhich University.
Last week saw the demise of support for arguably the most popular operating system that Microsoft will ever have. A full 27 percent of users today still use Windows XP, but the company that built the program 13 years ago is telling users to upgrade or risk the wild world of the web unprotected.
The Heartbleed bug may be old news by now, but companies with OpenSSL websites were still working over the weekend to determine their exposure.
Mention of the word 'heartbleed' early last week got an most a quizzical look, but by the end of the week people were cued in and some were a bit scared.
Security Service Federal Credit Union spokesman John Worthington said his organization was not affected by Heartbleed. He said several in-the-know customers telephoned SSFCU before the mainstream media had the story.
The Better Business Bureau is cautioning consumers about a new scam designed to capture the attention of those following the developing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 story.
The BBB reports the scam is turning up on social media, mainly Facebook and Twitter, and requires the user to click on a link to get the latest on the missing plane.
Cesar Alvarado in San Antonio, the regional public relations director for the BBB, said the process is known as “clickjacking” – using compelling information to get a user to click on something they otherwise might ignore.
Military cyber security specialists are becoming a welcome part of the civilian workforce, and now there's a training opportunity in San Antonio for veterans and military members who may be headed in an entrepreneurial direction.
It wasn’t so long ago that few had heard about cyber security, but it suddenly rocketed into reality for a broad cross section of shoppers after the recent data breach at Target stores.
But military cyber security specialists have done this work for decades, and their high level of expertise is highly marketable once they become veterans.
The United States will give up control of the Internet in September of next year, when its contract between the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) expires.
The U.S. will no longer be in the business of top-level domain names and IP numbering.
The change has prompted outcry from some like Newt Gingrich, former chairman of the House of Representatives, who tweeted Friday:
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was indicted last week, former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin is in court for 21 counts of corruption and Jesse Jackson jr. resigned last year, but what does Texas look like?
A report card from the Center for Public Integrity gives us a dismal D+ in terms of our risk of corruption, last month it gave us an F for our judicial financial disclosures.
The backlash from the non-discrimination ordinance continues to play out here in San Antonio. While anti-NDO advocates were unable to force a citywide vote for the policy -- failing to garner even half the required signatures -- recall efforts for the mayor and several council members who voted for the policy continue.
This afternoon state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is speculated to announce her run for governor of Texas. Yesterday, Texas Lyceum, a state nonprofit and nonpartisan leadership organization, released a poll that among other things showed only an 8 point difference between Davis and GOP frontrunner and Attorney General, Greg Abbott.
Half of the respondents were still undecided, so what can we take from the poll?