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Security expert says no backdoors and let the government do its best to break in. 
Privacy expert Susan Landau makes the case for keeping smartphones backdoor free, and for the FBI developing 21st century capabilities to conduct electronic surveillance.
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Avoid FDIC mistakes when it comes to losing sensitive data.
Don't wait until a breach occurs--fine-tune your company's security policy today to keep data safe from internal and external threats.
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Researcher rethinks power infrastructure, looks to save lots of money.
When it comes to power, companies are paying for infrastructure they need, but then not using it to its full potential. Get tips on making your data center more cost efficient.
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SmartHomes may be smart, but they are vulnerable too.
See how hackers can unlock smart home door lock codes and more in these proof-of-concept attacks.
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Learn why managing vulnerabilities is untenable and consequence management using the Risk Equation is preferable according to Former NSA and CIA director Hayden.
Michael Hayden believes managing vulnerabilities is untenable and consequence management using the Risk Equation is preferable. Read about the equation's components.
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It seems we cannot stop the bad guys, so assessing the fallout of a data breach is the next best thing.
IT risk assessments are crucial to minimize the fallout from cyberattacks. Experts explain why and suggest what questions to consider to assess your company's risk.
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With so many data breaches, the digital underground is moving more stolen data than ever.
The online black market is becoming a well-oiled and lucrative machine, thanks to the massive amount of stolen data flowing through the underground.
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What are the consequences if a decision-making algorithm is making bad decisions?
Is it wise to trust important decisions to an algorithm that might not been validated by independent parties?
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Fort Myers is using high tech to protect lives and property in this year's hurricane season.
In the heart of Florida's hurricane country, Lee County's Emergency Operations Center uses cutting-edge networking and communications solutions to prepare for any emergency.
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A new cooling technique might allow more transistors to be packed into a micro-chip.
Micro-drops of water channeled through the chip silicon looks like a promising way to keep chips cool and increase their performance.
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Can data-driven analytics slow the healthcare PII leak?
An Information Security manager makes the case for an analytical approach to stem the staggering number of data breaches suffered by the healthcare industry.
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Not exactly cyber bombs, but cyber weapons have the same status as weapons that blow up.
Researchers look at what it means when cyberweapons have the same status as traditional weapons of war.
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Freelance wordsmith and journalist
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Communicating technology in an understandable manner
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  • Michael P. Kassner
    Wordsmith, 1998 - present
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Information is my field. Writing is my passion. Coupling the two...My Mission
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Michael P. Kassner: A veteran reporter of technology, wordsmith, and aspiring essayist.
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Selected to ASJA membership
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  • University of Wisconsin
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