Monthly Archives: March 2014

Summary of 2013 Malware Development

HackSurfer just released a summary on malware development for 2013 based on the formal report from Panda Labs. Here are some of the key points from the summary: Almost 32% of computers across the world found infected with malware. There were … Continue reading

Speaker Series- Mr. Hanni Fakhoury: 25 March 2014

25 March 2014: Mr. Hanni Fakhoury, Staff Attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), provided a guest lecture entitled, “The Law of Hacking: A Legal Perspective for the World of Cyber.” His presentation focused on the many legal issues surrounding … Continue reading

Key-Leader Engagement- 16 – 22 March 2014

16 – 22 March 2014: Dr. Itamara Lochard, Director of MIIS CySec, facilitated and participated the first Macedonian delegation’s engagement in Estonia related to building cyber partnerships between the two countries and indeed the two regions. The trip was hosted … Continue reading

Turkey Thrashes Twitter, Leaks put Gov in a Twist

Amid deepening corruption scandals in Turkey, the Turkish Government has shut down access to a number of social media outlets, most recently Twitter, after Twitter failed to comply with their demands to censor links to wiretapped conversations of the inner … Continue reading

Commerce Dept. Cans ICANN

The US Government is winding down their participation in the Internet Corporation for Assisgned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN’s duties include setting policies for domain names, top level domains, and controlling the root nameservers that are the backbone of the … Continue reading

Additional Activities – 19 March 2014

19 March 2014: MIIS CySec Research Assistant and Outreach Coordinator Ben Volcsko was interviewed by CNN’s Tech Fortune on the future of cyber security education. Please find the article here.

Executive Education – 10 – 14 March 2014

10 – 14 March 2014: Dr. Itamara Lochard, Director of MIIS CySec, presented on “Terrorists’ Use of Cyber and Technology” at the NATO Center of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism (CoE-DAT) in Ankara, Turkey. Participants included political/military officers from NATO, Partnership … Continue reading

Speaker Series- Nico Sell: 11 March 2014

11 March 2014: Nico Sell, co-Founder and CEO of Wickr and organizer for DEFCON, provided a guest lecture titled, “Protecting Your Privacy: Nico Sell and Wickr’s Mission of Personal Security.”

Additional Activities – 5 – 9 March 2014

5 – 9 March 2014: MIIS CySec Research Assistants Dan Gifford and Ben Volcsko, along with members of the MIIS Cyber Security Working Group, attended the 2014 SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Conference (DFIRCon) in Monterey, California. This unique … Continue reading

Speaker Series – Shawn Kumagai: 6 March 2014

6 March 2014: Shawn Kumagai, Managing Partner of Lingua Brava and Preferred Adviser at Gilfus Adviser’s Group, presented on “Language Applications in Cyber.”