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Malware Crackdown

Over the past two months, the FBI has cracked down on multiple fraud scams and Internet malware programs.   In late April 2014, the FBI brought to our attention that retailers in nine states across the country had been affected by a group of Nigerian criminals

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What Is a Jerk, Exactly? More Important, Why Does the FTC Care and What Does the Internet of Things Have to Do With All of This Attention?

Fernando M. Pinguelo and Sarah Austin   For starters, merriam-webster.com defines “jerk” as "a stupid person or [one] not well-liked or who treats other[s] . . . badly."

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April 1, 2014: Internet Scam Day – no joke . . .

By Fernando M. Pinguelo and Sarah Austin   April Fool’s Day is meant to be one of the most light hearted days of the year, but pranks and jokes turn sinister when hackers and scammers online trick innocent people into sharing their private information. This year, fraudsters use tricks both old and new to collect private information, steal money, and infect systems with malware.

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Cyber Policy and the State of the Union

By Sarah Austin - President Obama’s speech to the American people during his State of the Union address took a much different tone toward technology and cyber policy than we’re used to seeing.   While we may be used to the President focusing on the need for technological advancements and calling for a larger investment in Information Technology, he only briefly mentioned the recent success of these efforts.

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The White House is taking steps to encourage young people to study and pursue careers in cybersecurity and eventually train a new force of security personnel. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and the upcoming National Cybersecurity Challenge are two such programs the White House hopes will increase interest in security careers.

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