August 22, 2017

UAT Network Security Experts Featured in Ransomware Story

Ransomware interview with Fox10 Phoenix and UAT Provost Dave Bolman

What is ransomware and how should one handle it? In the UAT Cyber Warfare Range, Provost Dr. Dave Bolman and ‎Network Security‬ Professor Al Kelly comment on ‪ransomware‬ and how to handle the threat in a FOX 10 Phoenix interview with special assignment reporters Kristy Siefkin and Tishin Donkersley.  Ransomware – a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without the knowledge of the user which restricts access to the infected computer system and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.  The topic of ransomware is frequently discussed in the news…



Brad Jannenga, Co-Founder of WebPT, to Receive UAT Honorary Doctorate Degree

Brad Jannenga, Co-Founder of WebPT, to Receive University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate Degree

UAT Acknowledges Technology Entrepreneur at Annual Commencement Ceremony Each year, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) recognizes inspirational leaders in technology who have successfully forged a path for our graduates to emulate. UAT is delighted to present Brad Jannenga, Founder of WebPT, with one of this year’s Honorary Doctorate Degrees to be awarded at the UAT Commencement Ceremony on May 6, 2016, at Mesa Arts Center. Jannenga is an investor, an entrepreneur, a veteran technologist highly experienced in software development and an active leader in the burgeoning Phoenix tech ecosystem. As co-founder of WebPT, one of Arizona’s most successful SaaS companies,…



Adobe Photoshop Dropping XP Support

Adobe Photoshop Dropping XP Support

Windows XP Photoshop users will be out of luck, if they decide to upgrade beyond Adobe CS6. The company recently announced they would no longer be supporting XP beyond the latest CS6 (13.0) upgrade. Adobe plans to to utilize GPUs in a way XP won’t be able to. Yeah, Windows XP did end up a pretty stable OS (by the time it was replaced by Vista), but Adobe says users should begin their “migration plans” to take full advantage of future Photoshop innovations. From Adobe: “Photoshop CS6 already demonstrates that relying on a modern operating system, graphics cards/GPUs and graphics…



TED: Arduino’s Massimo Banzi

Massimo Banzi, one of the co-inventors of the Arduino platform, has a great TED Talk about open-source hardware and how it’s revolutionizing and revitalizing innovation world-wide. Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine — from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great.” Link to this post!Related PostsYahoo! Selects Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO



Klout Measures Your Social Influence

Klout

If you haven’t tried Klout yet, it’s addictive. Klout provides a score based on your social influence using the sites you interact with such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Google +. The Klout Score ranges from 0-100, with 0 meaning you have no influence, or haven’t provided Klout links to any of your social profiles. When you sign up for Klout, the software will ask you to sign-in to any social sites you belong to. Depending on your score, the Klout may advise you “to engage more with others or be more active to gain influence.” Simply put, the…



Norman: An ‘Antivirus on a Cable’

Norman AntiVirus

Sometimes you wanna go.. Where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, the troubles are all the same. you wanna be where everybody knows your name! Norm! For the low cost of $50 K – Norm will be your friend! Norm – A standalone in-band scanning terminal for incoming and outgoing data to the downstream industrial control system. Norm fills the anti-virus SCADA gap that were not apart of the original optimistic industrial control system designs. Read more about my friend Norm.   Link to this post!Related PostsCyber Security Alumni…