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Corporate Counsel: "Experts: GCs are Aghast Over Hacks at Top Law Firms"

04/01/2016

Corporate Counsel: "Experts: GCs are Aghast Over Hacks at Top Law Firms"

. . . Expert Darren Hayes advises using an “overabundance of caution.” Hayes is assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York.

“Assume the worst case scenario,” Hayes says. “Maybe you have every employee change their passwords, and move your data from one server to another.”

He also advises trying to monitor websites to see if any company data is showing up for sale, including sites on the so-called dark web.

Read more: http://www.corpcounsel.com/id=1202753838879/Experts-GCs-are-Aghast-Over-Hacks-at-Top-Law-Firms

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SC Magazine: "FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms"

03/31/2016

SC Magazine: "FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms"

. . . Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, noted that law firms have been a target for hackers because they possess large quantities of intellectual property. “The recent slew of attacks on Wall Street law firms is a new phenomenon, but makes sense given their access to sensitive information.”

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/fbi-investigating-attack-against-computer-netw...

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Monster: "2016 Small Business Growth: Why Some Businesses Plan to Hire"

03/30/2016

Monster: "2016 Small Business Growth: Why Some Businesses Plan to Hire"

. . . Small business hiring has seen modest increases in the form of full-time, part-time or independent contractors, says Andrew Flamm, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Companies are adding employees as they expand product or service offerings to meet niches in the marketplace, he says.

Read more: http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/small-business/hiring-process/2016-small-business-growth.aspx

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Future Tense: "China’s E-Sports Paradox"

03/30/2016

Future Tense: "China’s E-Sports Paradox"

Photo: The stage and crowd at KeyArena for an e-sports event in 2014. Jakob Wells/Flickr

. . . "The China Internet Network Information Center estimates that close to 400 million Chinese citizens play online games, writes Marcella Szablewicz, an assistant professor of communication studies at Pace University. A good number of these gamers grew up in the late 1980s and 1990s, a time when playing PC games in Internet cafes was a way to assert independence. Chinese youth are subject to a rigid schooling system, in which success on a single college entrance exam is the sole factor that determines college admissions. Parents and schools often restrict extracurricular activities, focusing on test prep above all else. As such, playing games is the quintessential form of Chinese teenage rebellion, not unlike underage drinking in the United States. 

The Chinese e-sports industry has, as a result, been plagued by the public’s overwhelmingly negative response to digital gaming, one that has been exacerbated by a media moral panic over Internet addiction. At professional tournaments, it is not uncommon to hear government officials openly proclaim that gaming has a negative effect on youth. For example, during a press conference for the 2012 World Cyber Games, I heard a local official remark that her husband forbade her son to attend the competition, fearing that it would impact his studies. As such, e-sports marketers have made a concerted effort to separate “healthy” e-sports games from those deemed unhealthy and “addictive.” At the Esports Champion League tournament held in Beijing in 2010, an official opened the competition by declaring that, “e-sports [dianzi jingji] is a sport, it must be strictly separated from Internet [wangluo] games.” This separation has carried over into the language used by average gamers, who often insist upon a division between “e-sports” and other “addictive and wasteful” “Internet games,” such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games like World of Warcraft. In spite of this carefully constructed division, SARFT still bans the broadcast of video gaming, including e-sports, on public television channels.

So how does a country that bans television broadcasts of digital games and sends young gamers to Internet addiction rehabilitation camps become a leader in the emergent field of e-sports?

Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/03/china_is_a_world_leader_in_e_sports_even_as_the_government_remains_suspicious.html

 

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La Opinión: "¿Puede Bernie Sanders alcanzar a Hillary Clinton y ganar la nominación?"

03/30/2016

La Opinión: "¿Puede Bernie Sanders alcanzar a Hillary Clinton y ganar la nominación?"

. . . No obstante, el camino se ve cuesta arriba para Sanders, apuntó la politóloga de Pace University Jessica Lavariega-Monforti.

“Numéricamente va a ser difícil, no es imposible, pero será difícil”, dijo Lavariega. “No obstante, si yo fuera Sanders también me quedaría en la contienda. Nunca se sabe lo que puede pasar”.

Hay otra serie de números que la gente debería ver, dijo Devine. “No sólo hay que escuchar lo que se dice por ahí, sino lo que los números indican, y eso es que Bernie Sanders es más fuerte y gana con más ventaja ante Trump y Cruz que Hillary Clinton”.

Read more: http://www.laopinion.com/2016/03/25/puede-bernie-sanders-alcanzar-a-hill...

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The Journal News: "Tax Watch: Dueling Trump brands intersect"

03/30/2016

The Journal News: "Tax Watch: Dueling Trump brands intersect"

In Westchester County, the top-of-the-line Trump real estate brand abounds.

His real estate is big. It's bold. It’s luxurious, appealing to high-end purchasers looking for a commanding view, plush amenities and doormen who wear white gloves, as they do at Trump Tower in downtown White Plains.

His political brand, meanwhile, evokes a wide range of emotions, as evidenced by any number of news reports or coverage of the front-running GOP presidential candidate. His supporters flock to a candidate who speaks from his gut, wraps himself in American power and maintains he’ll cut through the bureaucracy to bring change.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/money/personal-finance/taxes/david-mckay-wils...

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Market Watch: "Hospitality, Meet Culinary: Pace University and International Culinary Center Get Business Students in the Kitchen"

03/30/2016

Market Watch: "Hospitality, Meet Culinary: Pace University and International Culinary Center Get Business Students in the Kitchen"

Pace University and the International Culinary Center (ICC) today announced they have entered into an agreement combining education in ICC's Professional Culinary Arts program with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in Management – Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) concentration offered by Pace's Lubin School of Business.

"Pace's new collaboration with the International Culinary Center provides exciting new opportunities for students to prepare for work in the food service industry," said Neil S. Braun, Dean of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. "Lubin's HTM and ICC's Professional Culinary Arts program is a potent combination that will give a competitive edge to students interested in launching a career in this industry."

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hospitality-meet-culinary-pace-university-and-international-culinary-center-get-business-students-in-the-kitchen-2016-03-29

 

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Pace University hosts fourth annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film

03/30/2016

Pace University hosts fourth annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film

New York, NY – March 30, 2016 – Pace University hosted its fourth annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film on Tuesday, March 29 at One Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan. Pace’s Disability Film Festival Marathon 2016 focused on individuals with disabilities expressing dreams and hopes to be contributing members of society like other individuals without disabilities. The marathon highlighted seven short documentary and narrative films from the Reel Abilities Film Festival in New York City, including Bumblebees, Glimpse of Heaven, Jesse, I Do Not Care, Birthday, Welcome to the Last Bookstore, and Perfect

The Disability Film Festival Marathon 2016 was sponsored through Pace’s Dean for Students and the outreach programs of its Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, in partnership with AHRC New York City, an organization for helping people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and the Reel Abilities Film Festival in New York City.

A panel of expert practitioners on the advocacy of disability rights in society discussed the challenges and the opportunities highlighted in each of the films, with the panelists inviting engagement from guests. Following the panel discussion, moderators engaged in Q&A with audience guests in opinion polling on film themes.

“The audience interacted with the panelists in polling on diverse impressions of others without disabilities and on issues people with disabilities have in living successfully today,” said James P. Lawler, DPS, Professor of Disability Studies and Information Technologies at Pace and Chair and Organizer of Film Festival Marathon 2016.

Panelists included Anita Altman, Founder, ReelAbilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival; Kathy Broderick; Associate Executive Director, AHRC New York City; Victor Calise, Commissioner for the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Allan B. Goldstein, Senior Lecturer, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Maria Hodermarska, Parent and Teacher, New York University; and Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, Professor Emerita, Pace University. Moderators: Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, Dean for Students, Pace University; Melanie A. Greene, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University, Information Technology, June 2017; and Cassandra Raffucci, Kingsborough Community College – Melissa Riggio Program, June 2015, Self-Advocate.

About Pace University: Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Entrepreneur: "Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America"

03/28/2016

Entrepreneur: "Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America"

. . . “Today there is a growing trend of large companies … who provide these bug bounties for hackers to find vulnerabilities in their network or in their application,” says Darren Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. “It’s really important that companies do this and offer an incentive to find a vulnerability, rather than one of the bad guys finding a vulnerability and doing something nefarious on their network.”

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/273041

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Newsday: "Voxx International bets on iris-scanning technology"

03/28/2016

Newsday: "Voxx International bets on iris-scanning technology"

Photo: James M. Demitrieus, chief executive of EyeLock, uses the iris-scan device for access to a company office in Manhattan. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

. . . The biometrics market is increasingly competitive as proponents of fingerprints, facial recognition, voice recognition, and hand geometry vie for market share.

Michael Coakley, an adjunct professor of computer science and information systems at Pace University, said that researchers are busy seeking innovative biometric readings.

"Everything is fair game now," he said, "handprints, fingerprints, footprints, hair follicles. It seems like everybody is trying to find a body part to extract a biometric reading."

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/business/voxx-international-bets-on-iris-scanning...

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