cyber security

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Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio are slated to receive more than $10 million to help the federal government establish cyber-security standards.

Dr. Gregory White is the Director for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA. He says his center was tasked with the job by the Department of Homeland Security. The group at UTSA will lead a team of other security companies to establish voluntary standards for information sharing.

Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the phone's number.

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Views & Brews: Who's Tracking Your Digital Footprint?

Jul 24, 2015

With every step you take online, you're leaving tracks. Experts can piece together a picture of you based on your use of websites, social media, smartphones and online commerce.  At this Views & Brews event, a panel of local experts shares their knowledge and opinions about the benefits and drawbacks of life in the digital age. [See links at the bottom of this page for further reading] 

 

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Nearly 4 million past and current federal employees may have fallen victim to the latest cybersecurity attack against the Office of Personnel Management.

The federal agency said in a statement that it discovered the breach in April, during a recent push to update the its "cybersecurity posture." OPM says people's names, social security numbers, dates and places of birth, and current and former addresses were hacked.

As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

When President Obama took office back in 2009, "cybersecurity" was not a word that everyday people used. It wasn't debated. Then, mega-breaches against consumers, businesses and the federal government changed that.

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