Professionals under 30 today will make up three quarters of the cybersecurity workforce by 2025
Understanding the global information security workforce is a necessary first step to growing and building the field.
So-called 'bug bounty' programs, which pay ethical hackers anywhere in the world for reporting security flaws, are the ticket for one Indian security researcher to study in the US.
Designers, artists, and students around the world are creating accessories and clothing meant to hide wearers' identities from mass surveillance.
The federal government is finally beginning to embrace hackers, but it should do more put their talents to work fixing the nation's cybersecurity. Their help is sorely needed.
A young New Yorker started her own business to sell secure passwords.
A startup in Denver and an initiative in Chicago are using cybersecurity boot camps to quickly prepare workers to fend off digital attacks.
The scope of the breach is a harsh reminder how everyone on the web needs to be vigilant about protecting their data in an era of widespread criminal and government hacking.
What are the tools and tricks of internet tracking in the home, and why building a domestic surveillance state is worth it for one family.
An exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act allows hackers to conduct good will research into medical devices, automobiles, and other internet-connected devices without threat of lawsuits from manufacturers.
Kryptina is one of the world's youngest users of the digital currency bitcoin. Her dad gives her a bitcoin allowance as a lesson in online security and money management.
The Social Security number is overused and abused by hospitals, banks, and even retailers, putting millions of Americans at risk of identity theft. But experts say it doesn't have to be this way.
While politicians, pollsters, and the public will look for lessons in this historic presidential election, one of the biggest takeaways is everyone needs to do a better job when it comes to protecting their data.
One striking theme from Passcode's profile of 15 hackers under 15 years old: The kids all had a strong sense of ethics – and a desire to create a safer digital future for their peers – rather than create chaos online for pranks.
A new generation of cybersecurity prodigies breaks into networks – just to make them safer. Meet the young hackers trying to keep the web from tilting to the dark side.
At a hacking competition Passcode hosted in Washington, Phyllis Schneck said threats against critical infrastructure "keeps us up at night" – and encouraged young security researchers to partner with the government to help curtail the threat.
The notion that the government needs to lower personnel standards to attract cybersecurity researchers just perpetuates stereotypes of hackers as basement-dwelling slobs.
After a four-hour hacking competition organized by Passcode on Friday, October 21, the team from the University of Virginia emerged as the winners.
At the inaugural Passcode Cup capture the flag challenge, competitors raced through hacking challenges that ranged from password-cracking to compromising a mock water treatment facility.
Lisa Wiswell was the driving force behind the Defense Department's first-ever bug bounty program, which rewarded outside security researchers for finding vulnerabilities in its websites. Now, the Pentagon is expanding the effort.
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