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"Some of those 'phone books' are open for anybody to use," says Paul Royal. "Unfortunately that means that attackers can abuse those 'phone books' by asking a question in a way that generates a very large response and targets a victim of their choice." Source: Marketplace

 

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It's important to be aware of the threats to enterprise security that are coming over the horizon and heading this way. It's a question the Georgia Institute of Technology addresses in its Emerging Cyber Threat Report 2013, in which researchers identify at least six threats that all security professionals should know about. Source: E-Security Planet

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Most of those on track to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have job offers two months before May, when they leave, said Jasmine Lawrence, 21, a computer science major who has been hired by Microsoft Corp., where she had an internship last summer. Source: Bloomberg

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On Monday, March 4, Nobel Laureate Ken Arrow delivered the College of Computing’s Distinguished Lecture titled “Health and Wealth.” Addressing a standing-room-only crowd, Arrow discussed longevity and other aspects of health as commodities, as well as their trade-off with more usual goods as important measures of the well being of nations.

Researchers Wei Meng and Ruian Duan, working under the supervision of Wenke Lee, studied the botnet's remediation efforts, which began early last year, and found that phone contact, billing notices, and redirecting infected users to special Web pages are the best ways to alert them to their infections. Source: Dark Reading

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Cedric Stallworth, along with other computer science professionals, discusses why it is imperative for the field to embrace a diversity of perspectives to address today's global challenges. Source: National Science Foundation

 

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Nick Feamster (Comp Sci) discusses data caps and tiered broadband pricing. Source: BroadbandBreakfast 

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This spring, Georgia Tech will offer a comprehensive free, 6-week online course about software-defined networking, one of the hottest topics in enterprise IT. The MOOC (massive open online course) is being offered via Coursera and is being led by Nick Feamster (Comp Sci). Source: Computerworld

 

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Sixty-six Georgia high school girls were honored for computing-related achievements at the 2012-13 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards, held Feb. 24 in Atlanta and cosponsored by the College of Computing and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

Researchers Wei Meng and Ruian Duan, working under the supervision of Wenke Lee, announced Tuesday the results of a study based on the industry’s response to the DNS Changer Trojan and shared recommendations to help curb future malware outbreaks at a presentation during the M3AAWG 27th General Meeting in San Francisco. Source: MAAWG

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