October 23, 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…

New Pew Research on Mobile Phone Problems

The Future of Big Data

The Pew Internet & American Life Center has published a new study on problems faced by cell phone users. Highlights of their findings include the following: 88% of American adults are cell phone owners. 69% of users who text report that they receive unwanted spam and texts “at least weekly.” 72% of users experience dropped calls occasionally, with 32% reporting that this happens “at least a few times a week or more frequently than that.” Smartphone owners report higher incidence of all of the above. In a report out last month on “The Future of Big Data,” Pew reported that…