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FBI Warns About Internet of Things-Related Cyber Crimes

The FBI has informed businesses and consumers they must be vigilant to protect their Internet-connected devices against cyber criminals who target system vulnerabilities. In a public service announcement published Thursday, the bureau said malicious cyber actors can use Internet of Things devices that lack security features to attack other systems, steal …

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NIST Seeks Research Industry Partners for Contactless Fingerprint Scanners; Michael Garris Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology continues its search for industry partners that will help develop and commercialize contactless fingerprint readers. NIST said Thursday it researches touchless fingerprint scanners from companies such as 3M and MorphoTrak under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements. “The largest challenge we are facing is that this …

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James Trainor Appointed FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director

James Trainor Jr., formerly deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber operations branch, has been appointed as assistant director of the agency’s cyber division in its Washington headquarters. Trainor joined the FBI in July 1996 as a special agent and was assigned to the agency’s Chicago division after he completed …

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FBI, DoD Open West Virginia Biometric Tech Center; Stephen Morris Comments

The FBI and Defense Department have jointly opened a biometric technology center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, as part of efforts to strengthen the government’s capability to combat terrorists, the Exponent Telegram reported Tuesday. Jim Davis writes the two agencies will consolidate research and develop technologies at the 360,000-square-foot center, which will accommodate 1,200 …

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