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California to become first state with bill that protects children’s privacy online

California will be the first state to require online companies to put kids’ safety first by barring them from profiling children or using personal information in ways that could harm children physically or mentally.

Los Angeles school district hit by ransomware cyberattack over Labor Day weekend

“This was an act of cowardice,” said Nick Melvoin, the school board vice president. “A criminal act against kids, against their teachers and against an education system.”

Black Hat at 25: Why Cybersecurity Is Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Chris Krebs, the former director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, looked to the future of cybersecurity during his keynote speech at Black Hat USA.

Don’t Look Now, but Congress Might Pass an Actually Good Privacy Bill

A bill with bipartisan support might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law.

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit – July 24-28 – Calgary, Alberta

PNWER is recognized as the model for regional and bi-national cooperation, providing a platform for collaboration among public, private, academic, and non-profit stakeholders to work together as a region in pursuit of common goals. ​ 

Meta is getting data about you from some surprising places

There doesn’t seem to be a corner of the internet Meta isn’t tracking.

CyberMontana Bringing Critical Cybersecurity Training to Big Sky State

The philosophy at CyberMontana is that everyone, no matter their age or place in life, should be fluent in computer security.

Carnegie Mellon Program to Train Government How to Use Data

A new certification program aims to prepare public-sector technology leaders to make their organizations more data-driven, evidence-based and responsive, with a focus on data management, digital innovation and AI.

Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all.

Experts anticipated a Moscow-led cyber-assault; instead, unprecedented attacks by hacktivists and criminals have wreaked havoc in Russia

Google will now let people remove phone numbers, addresses from search results

The new policies now include contact information such as phone number, email address, or physical address, as well as information that could increase the risk of identity theft including log-in credentials.