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Expert Available to Comment on the FCC’s Data Privacy Rule

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Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2017

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Rapid prototyping aids small manufacturer; accelerated method could separate CO2 from flue gases; EBM technique controls microstructure, locates properties in 3-D printed parts; open-source, user-friendly software monitors, controls energy use; drones to aid electric utilities to enhance safety, system reliability; ORNL cyberspace conf.

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DHS S&T Welcomes First Canadian Exchange Officer

DHS S&T welcomed its first Canadian Exchange Officer today as part of a partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science.

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UW Security Researchers Show That Google’s AI Platform for Defeating Internet Trolls Can Be Easily Deceived

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University of Washington researchers have shown that Google’s new machine learning-based system to identify toxic comments in online discussion forums can be bypassed by simply misspelling or adding unnecessary punctuation to abusive words, such as “idiot” or “moron.”

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Virginia Cyber Range Names Amazon Web Services as Preferred Partner

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AWS will join the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support scalable cloud infrastructure and collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises, competitions, and other simulations.

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Nationwide Teen Bullying and Cyberbullying Study Reveals Significant Issues Impacting Youth

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In one of the latest and most ambitious studies on bullying and cyberbullying in middle and high school students, researchers found that 1 in 5 students said that they had been threatened with a weapon at school, 73 percent of students reported that they had been bullied at school at some point in their lifetime, and 70 percent of the students said that someone spread rumors about them online.

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Hacking the Way to Safer, Brighter City Streets

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Team Wingin' It, a five-member team of UNLV students and alumni, won the $10K grand prize at the Consumer Electronics Show life-hack competition for their clever approach to tracking City of Las Vegas streetlight outages. The city is now looking to implement their invention.

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Turning Back DDoS Attacks

To counter DDoS attacks, the S&T Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) is funding several research projects that will help defenders turn away attacks.

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Simulated Ransomware Attack Shows Vulnerability of Industrial Controls

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Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that can take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access, they were able to command programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to shut valves, increase the amount of chlorine added to water, and display false readings.

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Protecting Bulk Power Systems From Hackers

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Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. Understanding that system's vulnerabilities and reliability is a crucial step towards improving its security.







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