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Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree

Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industr

Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption

What happens when you tell two smart computers to talk to each other in secret and task another AI with breaking that conversation? You get one of the coolest experiments in cryptography I’ve se

Strengthening authentication through big data

The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a means

Fear and loathing at RSA: Hacking, security and the limits of protection

People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hacking in

Former heads of NSA and Homeland Security unlikely Apple supporters in encryption battle

At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and Homeland Security threw their support behind encryption techno

Microsoft’s Brad Smith stands with Apple while passionately defending encryption

Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, gave a passionate defense of encryption today, saying his company stood with Apple in its legal battle with the FBI. He made his remarks duri

Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security

Microsoft announced a new tool today called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection designed to help IT detect threats to Windows 10 machines after a threat has penetrated the network. While mos

IBM Adds Post-Cyber Attack Planning With Resilient Systems Acquisition

The RSA security conference is being held this week in San Francisco where security pros come together to discuss strategy. IBM made several security announcements this morning ahead of the conferen

Nadia Heninger Is Watching You

It's been a bad week for online security. An "<a target="_blank" href="http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2013/1/8/Rails-3-2-11-3-1-10-3-0-19-and-2-3-15-have-been-released/">extremely critical</a>" Ruby on