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U.S. universities race to contain WannaCry ransomware, officials say

by Cassandra Stephenson • 1 month ago

At least five American universities have been impacted by the global ransomware virus known as “WannaCry,” CyberScoop learned today. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity College, University of Washington and North Dakota State University confirmed Tuesday that computers connected to university networks were infected by the virus, while University of Maine denied widespread infection on the Orono campus.

Inside the NSA's CDX, a high-tech competition pitting cadets against elite attackers

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

Professional hackers from the NSA, U.S. Cyber Command and foreign militaries are launching a barrage of cyberattacks this week — against teams of students.

DOJ, FBI officials say there's been a surge in teenage hackers

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Government lawyers are seeing such a spike in adolescent cases that it reminds some of the late 1990s.

How academics are helping cybersecurity students overcome Trump's immigration order

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Amid a cybersecurity workforce shortage, thousands of people who were planning on contributing to the U.S. cybersecurity community now have a very uncertain future.

Meet the man responsible for teaching some of the NSA's best young hackers

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Underlining the NSA's race to hire the best and brightest is a list of universities that offer myriad of computer security training programs, each providing a stepping stone into the secretive agency. In this context, Carnegie Mellon University is to the NSA what the University of Alabama is to the NFL.

GWU Law School launches new cyber center

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

The new center will organize lectures and conferences and may eventually offer a specialized cybersecurity LLM masters degree.

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