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Tuesday, April 24

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    U.S. Government Accountability OfficeFrom time to time the U.S. GAO issues reports related to computer and network security, you can find and read about them here.
    GAO's Cybersecurity Key Issues
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    Private-Sector Networks GAO-18-520T
    GAO-18-520T
    April 24,
    INFORMATION SECURITY: IRS needs to continue improving controls over financial and taxpayer data GAO-15-337, March, 2015
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made progress in implementing information security controls; however, weaknesses limit their effectiveness in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer data. During fiscal year 2014, IRS continued to devote attention to securing its information systems that process sensitive taxpayer and financial information. Key among its actions were improving the security over the software that manages changes to its mainframe environment and upgrading secure communications enterprise-wide for sensitive data. However, significant control deficiencies existed. For example, IRS did not install appropriate security updates on all of its databases and servers, and did not sufficiently monitor control activities that support its financial reporting. In addition, IRS did not effectively maintain the secure configuration of a key application, or appropriately segregate duties by allowing a developer unnecessary access to the application.
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  2. page GAO Reports edited U.S. Government Accountability OfficeFrom time to time the U.S. GAO issues reports related to compu…
    U.S. Government Accountability OfficeFrom time to time the U.S. GAO issues reports related to computer and network security, you can find and read about them here.
    GAO's Cybersecurity Key Issues
    CYBERSECURITY DHS Needs to Enhance Efforts to Improve and Promote the Security of Federal and Private-Sector Networks GAO-18-520T April 24, 2018
    INFORMATION SECURITY: IRS needs to continue improving controls over financial and taxpayer data GAO-15-337, March, 2015
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made progress in implementing information security controls; however, weaknesses limit their effectiveness in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer data. During fiscal year 2014, IRS continued to devote attention to securing its information systems that process sensitive taxpayer and financial information. Key among its actions were improving the security over the software that manages changes to its mainframe environment and upgrading secure communications enterprise-wide for sensitive data. However, significant control deficiencies existed. For example, IRS did not install appropriate security updates on all of its databases and servers, and did not sufficiently monitor control activities that support its financial reporting. In addition, IRS did not effectively maintain the secure configuration of a key application, or appropriately segregate duties by allowing a developer unnecessary access to the application.
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Wednesday, January 31

  1. page Security in the News - Fall 2013 edited ... FlipBoard: Security in the News is something that we will be covering all semester. At the be…
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    FlipBoard:
    Security in the News is something that we will be covering all semester. At the beginning of each class I'll ask everyone to bring up any current news item related to IT security that you've heard about, read, etc. If the news is web-based I'm also encouraging you to 'flip' it into our class curated magazine - CyberSecurity a FlipBoard. FlipBoard is an app that works on both Android and iOS.
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    this link: http://flip.it/gK8RQyhttp://flip.it/C3JgPh If this
    You flip articles from within FlipBoard by clicking on the + sign you see on any article in any magazine in FlipBoard. you can easily search for articles that are relevant for our class from within FlipBoard. You can also 'flip' articles to our magazine via a web browser by using the FlipBoard bookmarklet where you can also find instructions for creating a 'bookmarklet' for Safari on your iOS device.
    Watch this video to see how to flip articles from either the app or from your browser.
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Monday, January 22

  1. page Security in the News - Fall 2013 edited ... FlipBoard: Security in the News is something that we will be covering all semester. At the be…
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    FlipBoard:
    Security in the News is something that we will be covering all semester. At the beginning of each class I'll ask everyone to bring up any current news item related to IT security that you've heard about, read, etc. If the news is web-based I'm also encouraging you to 'flip' it into our class curated magazine - CyberSecurity a FlipBoard. FlipBoard is an app that works on both Android and iOS.
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    this link: http://flip.it/8oC-kDhttp://flip.it/gK8RQy If this
    You flip articles from within FlipBoard by clicking on the + sign you see on any article in any magazine in FlipBoard. you can easily search for articles that are relevant for our class from within FlipBoard. You can also 'flip' articles to our magazine via a web browser by using the FlipBoard bookmarklet where you can also find instructions for creating a 'bookmarklet' for Safari on your iOS device.
    Watch this video to see how to flip articles from either the app or from your browser.
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Thursday, January 18

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    View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.
    Hey Look at This:
    This image is a TCP/IP Joke. This tweet is a UDP joke. I don't care if you get it. pic.twitter.com/GLy8QadqOC
    — Kirk Bater (@KirkBater) January 17, 2018
    Take this CyberSecurity Quiz

    GAO-15-714
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    View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.
    Hey Look at This:
    {Screenshot 2017-06-22 11.16.13.png} NY Times: The Tech That Our Security Experts Use to Be Digitally Securehttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/technology/personaltech/tech-security-experts-use.htmlThis image is a TCP/IP Joke. This tweet is a UDP joke. I don't care if you get it. pic.twitter.com/GLy8QadqOC
    — Kirk Bater (@KirkBater) January 17, 2018

    Take this CyberSecurity Quiz
    GAO-15-714
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Thursday, January 11

  1. page Security in the News - Fall 2013 edited ... FlipBoard: Security in the News is something that we will be covering all semester. At the be…
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    FlipBoard:
    Security in the News is something that we will be covering all semester. At the beginning of each class I'll ask everyone to bring up any current news item related to IT security that you've heard about, read, etc. If the news is web-based I'm also encouraging you to 'flip' it into our class curated magazine - CyberSecurity a FlipBoard. FlipBoard is an app that works on both Android and iOS.
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    this link: http://flip.it/eEfeC-http://flip.it/8oC-kD If this
    You flip articles from within FlipBoard by clicking on the + sign you see on any article in any magazine in FlipBoard. you can easily search for articles that are relevant for our class from within FlipBoard. You can also 'flip' articles to our magazine via a web browser by using the FlipBoard bookmarklet where you can also find instructions for creating a 'bookmarklet' for Safari on your iOS device.
    Watch this video to see how to flip articles from either the app or from your browser.
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Tuesday, January 9

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    SOC for Cybersecurity Readings:# Description Criteria for Management’s Description of the Entity’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Program
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    TunnelBear VPN Public Security Audit (Blog Post announcement, August 2017)
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    (Cure53 TunnelBear Audit Report)
    Security in the News
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Monday, January 8

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    Fall 2015 Class Presentation Files/Links:
    {Introduction_6415_Fall2017.pptx}{Introduction_6415_Spring2018.pptx}
    Introduction to CyberSecruity
    Chapter 1 - The Threat Environment
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