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postheadericon What’s the cost of a free lunch?

We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, or security product, so what’s the catch?

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postheadericon A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion

Lloyd’s of London have reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster.

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postheadericon A DDoS attack could cost businesses as much as $2.5 million

Businesses that fall victim to a DDoS attack could lose, on average, as much as $ 2.5 million in revenue, new research has suggested.

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postheadericon ISP privacy – how much should it cost?

ISPs have started to monetize customer information quietly while selling them bandwidth. The temptation is strong, as that kind of aggregate data has real value on the secondary market, but what about the customers’ privacy?

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postheadericon Average cost of cybercrime rises by 200% in just five years

Cybercrime is costing the global economy up to $ 450 billion annually, a new report by Hamilton Place Strategies reveals.

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postheadericon Phony web traffic to cost advertisers $7.2 billion in 2016

Fraudsters are set to hit online advertisers hard this year, costing them $ 7.2 billion globally as a result of phony web traffic generated by bots, new research has found.

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postheadericon Global cost of cybercrime ‘continues to rise’

A new report from the Ponemon Institute reveals that the global cost of cybercrime to businesses shows no signs of slowing down.

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postheadericon The human cost of phone hacking

Phone hacking ruined the lives of celebrities, and – in at least one case – almost drove a victim to suicide.

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postheadericon Brown University offers Office 365 to students at no additional cost through Microsoft Student Advantage

REDMOND, Wash. — April 22, 2014 — Brown University has selected Microsoft Office 365 for its students, and is using the Microsoft Student Advantage benefit to extend the service to its student body at no additional cost using their existing Brown credentials. Available since Jan. 1, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus gives Brown’s approximate 8,600 students the tools they need to complete coursework from any device while in school and compete in the job market after graduation.

Until now, students who wished to use Office had to purchase it for themselves or rely on third-party programs that didn’t always sync well with one another. Office on the Windows platform offers students a full enterprise experience, but many students use a variety of devices, such as iPhones, iPads, PCs and desktop computers, so Brown needed a unified solution that would provide students with the same, robust experience no matter what device they are using. Microsoft Student Advantage, which launched Dec. 1, 2013, enables academic institutions that license Office for staff and faculty to provide Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

“When our chief information officer heard about Student Advantage, he wanted us to make it available to students as quickly as possible, and we were able to extend the service to students in about one month,” said Geoffrey Greene, director of IT Support Services, Brown University. “Students have been champing at the bit for this, and faculty have frequently asked us to help students get the solution, so it’s a great benefit for everyone. Plus, a lot of our students use laptops, iPhones and other devices, so Office 365 was the perfect solution for us.”

Extending the Office 365 service to students helps Brown ensure that students have the technical tools they need to succeed in their classes, and that their software is always up to date. The Daily Herald student blog helped alert students to the new offering in time for the start of the new semester.

“The Microsoft Student Advantage is an incredible opportunity for all students to gain access to the Office programs,” said Sazzy Gourley, student at Brown University. “Especially for incoming first-years, or for those who are purchasing new computers, Microsoft Student Advantage makes accessible the technology students need to be academically successful.”

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