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Monday, May 18, 2015

Confronting the widening infosec skills gap

FBI: Security researcher admitted to hacking planes 15 to 20 times while in-flight | Cisco CEO feisty til the end

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Confronting the widening infosec skills gap
The unemployment rate for information security professionals is essentially zero. For individuals with the right skills, that's probably enough to break out the champagne – a guarantee of lifetime job security at good wages. But organizations in general, both public and private, are stuck dealing with the very large cloud in front of that silver lining. Read More

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FBI: Security researcher admitted to hacking planes 15 to 20 times while in-flight
Security researcher Chris Roberts allegedly did much more than shoot off a joking tweet about hacking a commercial airliner; according to the FBI, Roberts hacked a plane while it was in-flight and caused it to 'climb.' Read More

Cisco CEO feisty til the end
John Chambers' last quarterly conference call as Cisco CEO this week was as bullish as it's ever been, especially on switching. Chambers left little doubt what he thought about prognostications that software-defined networking and whitebox switching would ultimately kill Cisco's switching dominance. Read More

Penn State yanks engineering network from Internet after China-based attack
Penn State's College of Engineering has disconnected its network from the Internet in response to two sophisticated cyberattacks – one from a what the university called a 'threat actor based in China' – in an attempt to recover all infected systems. Read More


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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts
The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane's engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned by the FBI on April 15 after he wrote a tweet that suggested he was probing aircraft systems on a United Airlines flight he took earlier that day. Read More


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