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postheadericon Adventures in cybersecurity research: risk, cultural theory, and the white male effect – part 2

Armed with the cultural theory described in part one as a possible explanation for why some people do not heed expert advice, we fielded a survey that queried US adults about their attitudes to 15 different technology hazards, including six that were cyber-related.

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postheadericon Adventures in cybersecurity research: risk, cultural theory, and the white male effect

Again and again we have seen security breaches occur because people did not heed advice that we and other people with expertise in security have been disseminating for years, advice about secure system design, secure system operation, and appropriate security strategy.

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postheadericon Shooting In Gainesville FL Following White Nationalist Speech At College

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA — Three people hailng from Texas, and at least two of them having ties to “extremist groups”, were arrested Friday following a shooting after white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida.

The speech was protested, and the Florida Governor even declared a state of emergency for the county so that they could prepare for any violence that followed.

As reported by msn.com;

The Gainesville Police Department said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Tyler Tenbrink, 30-year-old William Fears and 28-year-old Colton Fears, all from Texas, were arrested on attempted homicide charges.

Police say the three were in a vehicle Thursday after Spencer’s speech and began making Nazi salutes and shouting Hitler chants at a group of people at a bus stop.

Police say Tenbrink showed a handgun while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot.

That’s when Tenbrink shot a single round towards a crowd of people, luckily missing everyone and instead striking a building.

I’m not sure what Tenbrink was trying to accomplish here, but it sure didn’t work out in his favor.

I’m all for freedom of speech, regardless of how ridiculous most people may find it, but I’m not for reckless and stupid behavior, especially fueled by hate. These people come from a whole other world though, and there isn’t a whole lot of reasoning with them.

But if we take a look a little further into the details, there are others at fault here as well.

As abc.com reports;

Police say the incident happened about 5:30 p.m., about an hour after Spencer’s speech, which had attracted thousands of protesters, ended. Police say the victims were at a bus stop not far from the event, when a Jeep with four men inside pulled up and started yelling at them.

A report released Friday says one of the victims hit the Jeep’s rear window with a baton. Police say the Jeep drove about 10 feet and stopped. The report says both Colton and William Fears threatened to kill the victims and told Tenbrink to shoot.

And that’s when the shot was fired.

This situation could have been avoided if the group of people at the bus stop didn’t feed into the people inside the Jeep. Letting these idiots go on their way would have been a better outcome, potentially. There was no reason to retaliate by hitting the Jeep with anything.

It seems from reports that the gun wasn’t produced until the window was hit with the baton, and that wasn’t a smart move on that person’s part. It’s a way to invite trouble from the initial instigators, and it’s something that should always be avoided.

I’m not siding with the people in the jeep, obviously. I am, however, pointing out that we should be making good decisions when faced with people who are filled with so much hate. They’re unstable, as we can see from this shooting.

If I were there with that group at the bus stop and carrying my gun, I would have likely been sucked into a gun fight because my idiot friend decided to hit their Jeep.

That’s not how I want my day to go.

Tenbrink was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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postheadericon 10 gadgets every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit

Here’s a list of the 10 tools every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit, says ESET’s Lucas Paus.

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postheadericon Microsoft joins Team Red, White and Blue to kick off annual cross-country flag relay in support of our nation’s veteran heroes

REDMOND, Wash. — June 29, 2015 — Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, today announced that it will be conducting the second annual Old Glory Relay presented by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft is committed to leading and challenging the technology industry to inspire and develop veterans for robust job opportunities.

Registration is now open for the relay, which will celebrate Old Glory at every stop, and raise awareness and critical funds for the organization and the veterans it supports. Along the route, Team RWB will bring together local communities, Veteran Services Providers, corporate partners, student veterans groups, and local Team RWB Eagles to connect and strengthen the networks that work with veterans to inspire empathy, create action and have impact toward closing the civilian-military divide.

Supported by the local communities along the course and by virtual supporters from across the nation, 59 teams will move Old Glory throughout the 3,400 mile course. The relay will be held over approximately 60 days, commencing in San Francisco on Sept. 11 at sunrise, and concluding in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8 at sunset.

Each day will begin with the American flag being unfurled and entrusted to the day’s first runner and will end with the last runner folding the flag and storing it for safekeeping overnight. During the relay, the flag will be passed from runner to runner along a pre-determined route, with no less than 50 miles traveled each day. Teams of runners will carry the flag for a day, as well as choose how many runners to use and how far each runner will run. A celebration will be held every day of the relay, to allow towns along the route to participate in meaningful way.

The route cuts directly through the heartland of the country. Route decisions are made based on safety, appropriateness for running, landmarks, and interest in key cities and areas.

“We believe that the Old Glory embodies all of the characteristics we embrace from teamwork and camaraderie to perseverance and sacrifice,” said Blayne Smith, executive director of Team Red, White and Blue.

“We are proud to partner with Team Red, White and Blue as we cross our great nation together in the Old Glory Relay. We strongly admire their organization as it enriches the lives of veterans and their families through inclusive and healthy connections in local communities,” said Chris Cortez, vice president, Military Affairs, Microsoft. “We hope that by engaging our entire Microsoft community in the Old Glory Relay we’ll inspire the IT industry to join us in our mission to open doors to IT careers for the next greatest generation and to embrace the amazing talent veterans have to offer.”

To register as a relay team or as an individual, visit OldGloryRelay.org, click the red Sign-Up Today button, and follow the prompts to set up a team.

Team RWB also invites nonrunners from across the country to participate as virtual supporters of the 59 relay teams. Supporters can contribute to relay teams by providing a team care package, purchasing a team shirt, or making a donation in any denomination toward team fundraising goals at OldGloryRelay.org. Incentives will be awarded to teams that achieve their fundraising goals.

About Team Red, White & Blue

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Team RWB’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. There are currently 115 Team RWB chapters across the United States. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Microsoft joins Team Red, White and Blue to kick off annual cross-country flag relay in support of our nation’s veteran heroes

REDMOND, Wash. — June 29, 2015 — Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, today announced that it will be conducting the second annual Old Glory Relay presented by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft is committed to leading and challenging the technology industry to inspire and develop veterans for robust job opportunities.

Registration is now open for the relay, which will celebrate Old Glory at every stop, and raise awareness and critical funds for the organization and the veterans it supports. Along the route, Team RWB will bring together local communities, Veteran Services Providers, corporate partners, student veterans groups, and local Team RWB Eagles to connect and strengthen the networks that work with veterans to inspire empathy, create action and have impact toward closing the civilian-military divide.

Supported by the local communities along the course and by virtual supporters from across the nation, 59 teams will move Old Glory throughout the 3,400 mile course. The relay will be held over approximately 60 days, commencing in San Francisco on Sept. 11 at sunrise, and concluding in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8 at sunset.

Each day will begin with the American flag being unfurled and entrusted to the day’s first runner and will end with the last runner folding the flag and storing it for safekeeping overnight. During the relay, the flag will be passed from runner to runner along a pre-determined route, with no less than 50 miles traveled each day. Teams of runners will carry the flag for a day, as well as choose how many runners to use and how far each runner will run. A celebration will be held every day of the relay, to allow towns along the route to participate in meaningful way.

The route cuts directly through the heartland of the country. Route decisions are made based on safety, appropriateness for running, landmarks, and interest in key cities and areas.

“We believe that the Old Glory embodies all of the characteristics we embrace from teamwork and camaraderie to perseverance and sacrifice,” said Blayne Smith, executive director of Team Red, White and Blue.

“We are proud to partner with Team Red, White and Blue as we cross our great nation together in the Old Glory Relay. We strongly admire their organization as it enriches the lives of veterans and their families through inclusive and healthy connections in local communities,” said Chris Cortez, vice president, Military Affairs, Microsoft. “We hope that by engaging our entire Microsoft community in the Old Glory Relay we’ll inspire the IT industry to join us in our mission to open doors to IT careers for the next greatest generation and to embrace the amazing talent veterans have to offer.”

To register as a relay team or as an individual, visit OldGloryRelay.org, click the red Sign-Up Today button, and follow the prompts to set up a team.

Team RWB also invites nonrunners from across the country to participate as virtual supporters of the 59 relay teams. Supporters can contribute to relay teams by providing a team care package, purchasing a team shirt, or making a donation in any denomination toward team fundraising goals at OldGloryRelay.org. Incentives will be awarded to teams that achieve their fundraising goals.

About Team Red, White & Blue

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Team RWB’s goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. There are currently 115 Team RWB chapters across the United States. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Facebook rewards ‘white hat’ hackers with $1.3m bounty

Facebook has announced that it paid out $ 1.3 million last year to ‘white hat’ hackers, as part of a bounty initiative that rewards developers for spotting flaws in the social network.

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postheadericon White House seeks 10% increase in cybersecurity spend

President Obama’s budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year includes a projected 10 percent increase in cybersecurity spend, reports Reuters.

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