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Data Privacy: Demystifying The GDPR

Editor’s Note: This post was a collaboration between graduate student Smirity Kaushik and assistant professor Yang Wang. Have you noticed that recently many companies such as Google, Spotify, and LinkedIn have sent emails or alerts notifying you about changes in their privacy policies? Why are they all doing that? Well, companies around the world are getting… Read the full article…


Inside InfoSec, The iSchool’s Information Security Club

In today’s technologically-based society, we rely heavily on information systems. Its usage is prominent in every industry and field in today’s society. The protection of information is pivotal for everyday functions. Since this information is of high importance, it needs protection and security. This need to learn, defend, and manage this information is what led… Read the full article…


The KRACK Attack and Lessons for IT Professionals

Earlier this year, wireless geeks celebrated the 20th birthday of Wi-Fi, the mobile networking technology we rely on every day for work and play. Whether you’re connected to Syracuse University’s AirOrange, your home network, or public hotspots, Wi-Fi is a mission-critical service, most of us can’t live without it. Until last week, we all thought… Read the full article…


The Rise of Ransomware: What Can Go Wrong?

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software. It typically encrypts the victim’s data, effectively making it unusable unless a ransom is paid. In some cases, even if the ransom is paid, the decryption fails and the victim loses the data. Ransomware attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan style virus. Users… Read the full article…


Bringing Broadband Internet to Public Housing with WiTec

Kevin Bornatsch is second-year grad student from Cologne, Germany. He is getting his MS in Information Management and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Information Security Management. He is a part of the iSchool student group WiTec (Worldwide Innovation and Technology) team and sat down with me to discuss what is happening in their organization.  So what… Read the full article…