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Big BEC Bust Brings Down Dozens

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Two dozen individuals have been named in the latest arrests of alleged participants in a business email compromise scheme that cost victims $30 million.

Federal officials have arrested two dozen individuals on charges related to a series of business email compromise (BEC) fraud and money-laundering schemes. The individuals, most of whom live in or around Atlanta, are alleged to have committed fraud against individuals and companies using BEC schemes, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams, among others.

According to a statement released by the Justice Department, those arrested this week join 17 individuals already in federal custody as charged in the series of alleged crimes. The department says that those charged collected more than $30 million from their victims, laundering the money through accounts often opened in victims’ names and used to both defraud the victim and launder the criminal proceeds.

More than two dozen local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies participated in the investigation of the defendants.

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#deepweb | Immersive learning project brings computer science to MCS

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Editor’s Note: Will English, The Daily News’ web developer, was a part of the immersive learning class mentioned in the article.

For three years, Ball State computer science students have worked to make their field available to the next generation of computer scientists.

Since fall 2017, Ball State computer science professor Dave Largent and his students have partnered with Northside Middle School, Burris Laboratory School and Muncie Central High School for an immersive learning program focused around teaching computer hardware and software. 

The program, Largent said, encourages involvement in computer science  by teaching both students and teachers alike, so teachers can continue the instruction after the project’s completion.

“Overall, the goal would be to get as many grade school and high school students exposed to computer science as possible,” Largent said.

The original idea for the project, Largent said, was based on the idea of bringing more diversity to computer science, which he called “very white male dominated.”

“As I’ve looked at possible solutions to [the lack of diversity], one of the solutions I realized was if we can educate or make young students aware of the possibility that they can be a computer scientist in the future, then that’s going to fill that pipeline more diversity,” Largent said.

The groups of Ball State students participating in the project met several problems during the semester, including the fact that some Muncie Community Schools teachers had little to no experience in computer science, said project member Corbin Creedon, senior computer science major. Some of the biggest complications in the process involved getting teachers to open up to the learning themselves.

“Something that immediately came up for specifically our group is how our teacher had no computer science background at all,” Creedon said. “He was hired in the summer, took a quick week lesson plan from Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to learn some stuff, and that was it.”

Largent’s students were also challenged to interact with the middle and high schoolers over the course of several meetings throughout the semester, during which they taught the students in both the physical construction of computers and the creation of software.

Junior computer science major Sara Bailey said her experience as a woman in the field of computer science was an important part of wanting to work with younger students.

“I also liked working with kids, and I thought, the idea of helping kids, and especially girls like younger girls get into computer science was exciting, because personally, I know that I didn’t have that much support in middle school,” Bailey said.

Bailey and her group taught the students for nine weeks. At the culmination of the course, the students were asked to assemble a final project that showcased their understanding of computer science.

For the classes near the end of the semester, that meant designing holiday decorations.

“For these nine weeks because of Thanksgiving and Christmas, [the final projects are] primarily holiday based, so one of them was [to] create a small light system to be seen in the dark, or something like that, or create a waving Santa through [an input],” Creedon said.

Going forward, Largent said he hopes to implement the project beyond the fall semester of each year. 

In an immersive learning project composed primarily of computer science students, Largent said lowering the number of credits and adding a spring semester could make the project more appealing to students outside of the field.

“[Adding the spring semester] will provide continuous interactions with the schools throughout the year,” Largent said in an email. “With the reduced credit hours, I’m hopeful to include more students, and maybe even include some education majors as well, as it will be easier for them to include another small class into their schedule.”

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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Idaptive Brings Next-Gen Access to Government Agencies with GSA Designation

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To cap off an incredible first year for Idaptive’s sales and channel program, we’re proud to announce that Idaptive is now on the  U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, so we are now able to offer GSA government agencies and state and local governments the identity and access management services they need to benefit from true Zero Trust security. With this designation, Idaptive can bring the future of identity and access to the public service sector, empowering government agencies to enable seamless and secure access to public servants and citizens alike through our Next-Gen Access Cloud. 

The GSA is the purchasing arm of the U.S. Government, and lists contracts or schedules available for vendors to bid on. To become eligible to bid on a GSA schedule, Idaptive had to complete a series of steps that included obtaining a DUNS number, registering in the government’s SAM (System for Award Management), and providing previous customer contact information as a means for the GSA to perform a past performance evaluation. 

GSA status is a non-industry specific designation, and Idaptive was able to earn its GSA approval through the help of our strategic channel partner ImmixGroup. This partnership marks the next chapter for Idaptive’s blossoming channel program, which we launched from scratch earlier this year. Since then, it has grown to include a total of 152 incredible solution providers and technology integrators and accounts for nearly 80 percent of our sales to date. All while racking up a number of channel-based awards wins and accolades along the way (check those out below). 

Brian Krause, Idaptive’s Director of Worldwide Channels, explains that GSA is an important next step for both Idaptive and for Federal, state and local governments when it comes to bringing much-needed innovation and security to the country’s most important public service agencies. 

“There’s no one more at risk to data breaches than government agencies, and the stakes are often far higher,” said Krause. “With GSA designation, we’re proud to deliver Next-Gen Access identity technology to help more government organizations implement a Zero Trust security posture while also improving employee productivity, enhancing citizen and partner experiences, and reducing the risk of data breaches.” 

2019 was a huge year for Idaptive and our channel program, and we look forward to seeing what next year has in store! Stay tuned in 2020 for more updates on the future of identity from Idaptive. 

 

Check out all of Idaptive’s channel program news and recognitions this year here: 

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Beware: #Tax season #brings out #scammers

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It’s the robotic message that leads to a call with the pushy auditor, the threatening agent. It’s the out of the ordinary message from the slightly inaccurate email address.

It’s all part and parcel of the least wonderful time of the year: tax fraud and identity theft season.

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“What we historically see during filing season is an uptick in fraud,” said Steven Osborne, special agent in charge of the Internal Revenue Service in Colorado. Osborne’s office is urging Colorado residents to be cautious of several different types of schemes this year.

One typical scheme involves potential victims receiving a “robo-call” from a computer-generated voice. Often the robo-call will inform the target of a “claim number,” and a call-back number that will put the would-be victim on the phone with a real person.

“It’s a low-sophistication scam, if you will,” Osborne said. “Their success rate is low, but they don’t need a high success rate.”

The real person will often claim to be an IRS employee or an agent. Recently, however, Osborne has heard of impersonators referring to themselves as “special agents,” which shows that the scammers have taken time to learn that special agents work criminal cases in the IRS’ structure.

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Putin brings China’s Great Firewall to Russia in cybersecurity pact

A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee typing on a computer keyboard at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Thibault MARCHAND

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Putin brings China’s Great Firewall to Russia in cybersecurity pact

Russia has been working on incorporating elements of China’s Great Firewall into the “Red Web”, the country’s system of internet filtering and control, after unprecedented cyber collaboration between the countries.
A decision earlier this month to block the networking site

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The Heartwarming Reason One College Student Brings Her Baby To Class

A professor in South Carolina goe above and beyond to support her student. 

New mom and college senior, Sarah Thompson, posted a photo on Facebook that she took during her math class at Lander University. The photo shows a professor, Dr. Josie Ryan, holding Thompson’s newborn son, Isaiah, during a lecture.

In the caption, Thompson wrote that her professor is “amazing.” The mom started Ryan’s real analysis class a week before giving birth to her son and returned just one week after.

“She knew I’d be overwhelmed so literally begged me to bring Isaiah to class and even showed me where the breastfeeding room in the health center was at Lander University,” said Thompson.

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Harry Potter World Brings Books to Life

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Sirin Labs brings $20,000 Android phone and promises military-grade security

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Sirin Labs is a smartphone maker that, in its own words, is bringing “the phone of tomorrow, today.” The company’s first device, the Solarin, is due to be launched towards the end of May and is expected to carry a price tag of $20,000, Reuters reported. The company, founded by in 2013 by Kazakh entrepreneur Kenges Rakishev, former McKinsey consultant Tal Cohen and venture capitalist Moshe Hogeg, the man behind the messaging app Yo, has raised about $71 million and aims to open its first store alongside the phone’s launch. “(Our) smartphone … brings the most advanced technology available — even if it is not commercially available — and combining it with almost military-grade security,” Hogeg told Reuters. He said he believes people would be willing to spend so much money on a smartphone as executives in Europe and the U.S. would rather not risk the costs associated with being hacked and losing data. That said, SilentCircle’s Blackphone 2 also promises privacy and security, and retails at a price of $799. At $20,000, the Solarin is treading the same space shared by luxury phone-makers like Vertu. While Vertu’s top-end phones are somewhere close to $300,000 by virtue of being made […]

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New Technology Brings More Accuracy to Processing Crime Scenes

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New Technology Brings More Accuracy to Processing Crime Scenes

It’s an item every police department would want on its wish list. The Leica P-20 3-D Laser Scanner is a $147,000 machine. It’s created to scan its surroundings and form a 3-D image based on the data it collected. “What we can do with that is actually document crime scenes and actually make very specific measurements,” said Matthew Mizell, a training instructor for Leica Geosystems, “and have a real time capture of a scene, as it exists before it’s disturbed, for presentation of that site or scene or what have you later on.” That image could be used for police to further analyze the original scene. It could also be used in the courtroom. “We can try to give the realest possible view to the jurors or the judges, real time or as pristine as you can from any scene,” Utica Police Lt. Steven Hauck said, “so they can see it first hand how it looked when the police got there.” This type of equipment isn’t easily attainable, as it is very expensive. The city’s common council is bonding to purchase this equipment. New York State Police have a 3-D scanner, but it’s an older version. Utica’s police are the first […]

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