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China Continues to Steal U.S. Trade Secrets Despite Agreement

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Following a series of massive cyber security attacks, including the theft of trade secrets from several U.S. companies and the personal information of more than 4 million U.S. federal employees, the relationship between China and the U.S. is a fragile one at best. In an attempt to quell the tension and guard against espionage, President Obama and China’s President Xi ...

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Halting Hacktivism

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Ashley Madison, the online service that helps married people coordinate affairs, is easy to villainize — as are the service’s clients, who are quite obviously planning or engaging in infidelity. So it’s easy for people to view the actions of the hacktivist group Impact Team – which recently carried out a cyber attack against Ashley Madison – as justified, or ...

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Where My Girls At? Why Women are Cyber Security’s Game-Changers

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There are currently more than 200,000 unfilled cyber security positions in the United States. And by 2020, the information security field is expected to have a deficit of 1.5 million professionals worldwide. Yet the cyber security industry doesn’t have to remain anemic. There is a way to boost our numbers and better protect our nation’s public and private institutions. The ...

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4 Consumer Security Tools That Won’t Make Your Head Hurt

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If the major data breaches at big-name retailers have made one thing abundantly clear, it’s that consumers need payment methods that more effectively protect their privacy. These incidents have put enormous pressure on payment vendors and banks, and spurred the quick adoption of new security technologies. The latest in these new security rollouts is a payment card rolled out by ...

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