Girl Scouts Now Can Earn Cybersecurity Badges

Girl Scouts are trading cookies for computers, as the organization has added cybersecurity to the list of badges available for youngsters to earn. From September 2018, children as young as 5 will be able to qualify for a cybersecurity badge in a program intended to prevent future cyberattacks. The program will be offered in partnership with…

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Four Ways Google Plans to Fight Online Extremism

Google has announced a raft of new measures aimed at combatting extremist material. The internet giant has been one of several technology companies—including Facebook and Twitter— under scrutiny for how they deal with extremist content posted on their sites. Following recent attacks in London and Manchester, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the internet and…

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Half of all countries lack cybersecurity strategy: UN report

GENEVA — Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one, and even the world’s most powerful countries show major gaps in their preparedness for cyberattacks, according to a latest UN report released on Wednesday. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) unveiled the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017…

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