NYTimes: N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Illegal, Appeals Court Rules

N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Illegal, Appeals Court Rules http://nyti.ms/1FRA0gz

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Hacked French network exposed its own passwords during TV interview | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/04/09/hacked-french-network-exposed-its-own-passwords-during-tv-interview/

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NYTimes: Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say http://nyti.ms/1DxfjS7

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Follow the UMaine Cyber Defense Team at the 2015 NECCDC on Twitter. @CybersecLab and #neccdc

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IDG Connect – We can end this new Cold War that’s playing out via IT security

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UMaine Cyber Defense Team Qualifies for the 2015 NECCDC to be Held at Syracuse University

On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the University of Maine participated with 13 other schools for the right to participate in the 2015 NECCDC (Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition) to be held at Syracuse University (March 20-22, 2015). Only the top 10 finishers would move on to the NECCDC. The UMaine team finished 5th. The top 5 schools and scores were:

1. Northeastern University 20,533 points
2. Rochester Institute of Technology 20,411 points
3. Champlain College 20,239 points
4. UMass Boston 19,167 points
5. UMaine 18,997

The other schools that participated were (listed in alphabetical order):

Alfred State College
Olin College
Pace University
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Syracuse University
University of New Hampshire
Worcester Polytechnic Insitute

The UMaine Cybersecurity Lab is now looking for sponsors to help defray the cost of getting the team to Syracuse University and housing them there during the competition. For more details go to http://neccdc.net.

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