Monthly Archives: November 2008

USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula

USACM Chair Eugene Spafford recently made predictions about information security curriculua in American higher education for CSO Magazine. You can read his comments online. According to Spafford, information security is like most areas of information technology where there is often more demand than students available. In the areas of cyber forensics and information, the curriculum [...]

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Final E-Verify Rule Announced for Contractors

Under a final rule published November 14, certain federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to use e-Verify, an electronic employment verification system, starting early next year. The regulation applies to certain contractors and subcontractors of the Defense Department, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the General Services Administration. It will take effect January [...]

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Election 2008: E-Voting Poses Problems, But No Meltdown

While some federal races remain too close to call, or are headed to runoffs, the 2008 election is notable for the lack of a dispute over election machines that may affect the outcome of an election. USACM members and ACM staff were observing activity throughout the country and noted the problems and issues with electronic [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 12.10 (November 6, 2008)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Washington Post Notes Key Voter Database Issues [3] A Framework for Addressing Surveillance [4] EDUCAUSE on IT Workforce in Higher Education [5] Google Books’ Copyright Settlement [6] Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy [7] GAO Reports that Social Security Numbers are Widely Available [8] About USACM [An archive [...]

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Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference 2009

The Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) Conference recently issued the call for proposals for its 19th conference, slated for June 1-4, 2009 in the Washington, D.C. area. Proposals are due December 19, 2008. The conference organizers intend to take advantage of the new administration and conference location to shape their agenda. From the conference web [...]

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George Mason University’s E-mail System Compromised: Sends Students Fraudulent Election Information

Early on Election Day morning (at 1:16 AM) George Mason University’s e-mail system sent out a message to students under the Provost’s name stating that the Election Day had been moved to November 5. Here is the text of the message: To the Mason Community: Please note that election day has been moved to November [...]

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