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Science: Shh! Wisconsin seeking to get in on secret cybersecurity research

The Wisconsin Information Security Center in Madison brings UW into a select club of U.S. universities affiliated with labs specifically built to shield secret research from spying eyes. It also highlights the tricky act universities face in balancing the openness that is the bedrock of academic science with the secrecy demanded by agencies funding classified […]

JSOnline: Hackers test, teach computer pros at Cyber Range

State of Wisconsin officials have taken classes through the Michigan Cyber Range, which teaches computer network professionals to detect, prevent and mitigate cyber attacks in real-world settings. This spring, they will engage in exercises where one team launches an attack on a system while another team defends it. “It’s like a war game. You have […]

JSOnline: Time to crack the state’s shortage of cybersecurity talent

In the (first) Cold War, Americans worried about nuclear attack and a retaliatory Armageddon that would have reduced the world to a smoldering wreck. Then came the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when a small group of suicidal zealots turned hijacked airplanes into bombs. Today’s weapons of choice for those who would attack U.S. […]

WisBusiness: The Show – Jim Laudon of Google Madison

On the latest episode of “WisBusiness: The Show,” Jim Laudon, site director of Google Madison, talks with Liz Schrum about the interest Google has in the region; Tom Still explains why reduced federal investment in academic research is a worrisome trend; and the WisBusiness.com Stock Report covers water technology and cyber-security. Click here to view […]

JSOnline: Building a workforce for the digital age includes cybersecurity

For major companies such as Home Depot, Target and JPMorgan Chase, the risks and realities of cyberattacks on computer systems and customer accounts have hit all too close to home. The latest incident, reported last week in a regulatory filing by JPMorgan Chase, revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7million small-business accounts were hacked […]

WSRC signs pact to work with Altamira on data research goals

The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium has signed a subcontract with Altamira Technologies Corp., a technology company working to solve problems of national importance, to support the Washington-based company’s “Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity” contracts. One of the many thrust areas of the agreement is working with “big data” and applying data science analytical solutions to emerging […]