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LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign targets the security industry

LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign targets the security industry | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
A LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign has been using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the professional networks of IT security experts.
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U.S defense giants are hiring the best hackers they can find (with a ...

U.S defense giants are hiring the best hackers they can find (with a ... | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Boeing, Raytheon, Northrup Grumman and other big U.S. defense contractors are now sort of comfortable hiring hackers for defense. Trouble is, they want geeks who don't smoke weed and can pass polygraph tests.
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Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Net passwords

Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Net passwords | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Security researchers say a Russian crime ring has pulled off the largest known theft of confidential Internet information including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than
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NSA Used Facebook to Plant Malware on User PCs, Report Says

NSA Used Facebook to Plant Malware on User PCs, Report Says | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
According to a new report, the NSA used Facebook to gain access to users' computers around the world.
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Fugitive and whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak from Russia at SXSW

Fugitive and whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak from Russia at SXSW | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak remotely from Russia at South by Southwest Interactive Festival, the festival says.
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What Does Social Media Growth Look Like? [Infographic] - MarketingProfs.com (subscription)

What Does Social Media Growth Look Like? [Infographic] - MarketingProfs.com (subscription) | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
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What Does Social Media Growth Look Like? [Infographic]
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Marketers often talk about how social media is growing... but what does that mean exactly?
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What Facebook knows about you - CNN

What Facebook knows about you - CNN | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
CNN What Facebook knows about you CNN The trick for Facebook -- which makes 90% of its money by selling ads -- is figuring out how to use this information to capture more of the $500 billion-plus spent on advertising each year, and to do it without...
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Hackers access 800000 Orange customers' data - ZDNet

Hackers access 800000 Orange customers' data - ZDNet | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Hackers access 800000 Orange customers' data
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Hackers accessed the personal data of three percent of Orange's customers in France, the company confirmed, using the 'My Account' section of orange.fr.
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The Growth of Big Data in the Finance & Accounting Profession

The Growth of Big Data in the Finance & Accounting Profession | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
The Big Data market is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 40% or about 7 times that of the overall information and communications technology market.
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Feds pave the way for cars that can talk to one another - PCWorld (blog)

Feds pave the way for cars that can talk to one another - PCWorld (blog) | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Feds pave the way for cars that can talk to one another PCWorld (blog) The DOT said it believes that the signal this announcement sends to the market will significantly enhance development of this technology and pave the way for market penetration...
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SOCIAL BIG DATA: What We Look Like To Each Of The Social Networks And ... - Business Insider

SOCIAL BIG DATA: What We Look Like To Each Of The Social Networks And ... - Business Insider | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
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The average global Internet user spends two and a half hours daily on social media, and their activity reveals a great deal about what makes them tick.
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ITU members agree on new standards on cybersecurity, cloud ...

ITU members agree on new standards on cybersecurity, cloud ... | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed on new international standards on cybersecurity, cloud computing security and Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) encoding rules for time-critical ...
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This Father-and-Son Cyber Security Firm Is Now Valued at $3.5 Billion

This Father-and-Son Cyber Security Firm Is Now Valued at $3.5 Billion | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
The company, founded in 2007, raised $120 million in its latest funding round.
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Multi-layer security to combat social media attacks

Multi-layer security to combat social media attacks | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Enterprises are vastly underestimating the risk of social media, says Fortinet distributor Networks Unlimited. (- Biztechafrica - Multi-layer security to combat social media attacks: Enterprises are vast...
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NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
The Heartbleed bug just went from bad to worse to truly, utterly terrifying.

The National Security Agency knew of the existence of the catastrophic bug for at least two years and kept it a secret from the public and the cybersecurity community in ...
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Study Finds Flaw in RSA Implementation of Encryption Standard | MIT Technology Review

Study Finds Flaw in RSA Implementation of Encryption Standard | MIT Technology Review | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
If the NSA did have the keys to the backdoor in a random number generator it could break some encryption without trouble.
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Edward Snowden and ACLU at SXSW - YouTube

Take Action: https://www.aclu.org/immunity4snowden More information: https://www.aclu.org/nsa-surveillance Edward Snowden speaks about privacy and technology...
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McKinsey Report Highlights the Impending Data Scientist Shortage | Pivotal P.O.V.

McKinsey Report Highlights the Impending Data Scientist Shortage | Pivotal P.O.V. | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
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Infographic: Facebook's 10th Birthday, Key Milestones To The ...

Infographic: Facebook's 10th Birthday, Key Milestones To The ... | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
And below, an infographic covering that growth and some important milestones along the way. Produced by the people at DPFOC, it covers things like Facebook News Feed being launched in 2006, the Like button appearing ...
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Getting Started in 'Big Data' - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Getting Started in 'Big Data' - Wall Street Journal (blog) | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Getting Started in 'Big Data'
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Wanted: Ph.D.-level statistician with the technical skill to use data-visualization software and a deep understanding of the _____ industry.
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Using Big Data Analytics to Read Your Mind | SmartData Collective

Using Big Data Analytics to Read Your Mind | SmartData Collective | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
(Image) Amazon.com, the Seattle-based ecommerce giant, has always leveraged data.
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Austin hotels targeted in latest credit card breach

Austin hotels targeted in latest credit card breach | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
The latest victims in a growing list of security breaches are the popular hotel chains Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, and Westin. (Did you stay at a Marriott, Hilton, Westin or Sheraton hotel in 2013?
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Target Executive Provides Hacking Details To Senate Hearing

Target Executive Provides Hacking Details To Senate Hearing | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
Executives from Target and Neiman Marcus are on Capitol Hill testifying about recent cyber attacks against their stores. Congress is looking for new ways to keep personal credit card information safe.
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The Morning Ledger: Companies Seek Help Putting Big Data to Work - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Morning Ledger: Companies Seek Help Putting Big Data to Work - Wall Street Journal (blog) | The latest and greatest in IT Security, the Cloud and Big Data | Scoop.it
The Morning Ledger: Companies Seek Help Putting Big Data to Work
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The toughest challenge for companies hoping to capitalize on big data may be finding people with the know-how to unlock its value.
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