http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30015122/white-hat-hackers-to-gather-in-tokyo stuff.co.nz February 10 2014 Computer security experts from Japan and abroad will gather in Tokyo later this month to discuss cutting-edge measures against cyberattacks. The Code Blue conference will be held February 17 and 18, attended by world-class computer security experts often called “white hat hackers”. It will be the first such international gathering initiated by Japan, with the exception of corp orate-sponsored conferences. Japanese experts planned the event amid growing concern over a rapid increase in cyberattacks, to present and share information on computer and information security. The Black Hat is well known among similar international gatherings, attracting nearly 10,000 people every year to listen to presentations by famous hackers. First held in Las Vegas in 1997, the Black Hat meetings are also held in Europe and other countries, but there has not been one in Japan since 2008. The Code Blue conference was planned by Japanese information security experts and others aiming to hold an event equivalent to the Black Hat in this country. Keynote speeches will be made by Jeff Moss, a legendary hacker who founded the Black Hat and belongs to the US Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, and Chris Eagle, a senior lecturer of computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. […]
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-establish-cyber-security-committee-537614.html By Courtney Trenwith arabianbusiness.com 6 February 2014 Qatar has announced it will establish a national cyber security committee to oversee the country’s fight against cyber crime and prevention strategies. The committee, which has been approved by the Cabinet, also would be involved in the protection of vital infrastructure and information, communication services and associated database technology. It will be responsible for safeguarding the nation’s security, financial and economic interests and improve Qatar’s competitiveness capabilities, as well as advise companies, institutions and individuals. The draft law also requires institutions to establish individual frameworks for dealing with cyber security and to allocate funding within their budgets. […]
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/02/08/police-teen-tricked-oklahoma-walmart-managers-out-of-nearly-30000/ CBS Houston February 8, 2014 NORMAN, Okla.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/us/politics/spy-chief-says-snowden-took-advantage-of-perfect-storm-of-security-lapses.html By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT The New York Times FEB. 11, 2014 WASHINGTON
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