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Homeland Security Today: "Months Later, Hackers Still Inside State Department’s Network"

02/24/2015

Homeland Security Today: "Months Later, Hackers Still Inside State Department’s Network"

. . . “Given the size and complexity of the State Department, the task at hand becomes even more challenging,” said Darren Hayes, a leading expert in computer forensics and security who has been a consultant on legal cases involving digital evidence. Hayes is assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York.

“Many successful breaches today are initiated by an employee clicking on a link in an email. Think about how difficult it must be to prevent employees doing this in an organization with thousands of workers,” Hayes said, adding, “The use of unofficial hacker groups by the Russian government is nothing new, and cyber warfare is often the weapon of choice. It is perhaps no coincidence that this breach occurred when US-Russian relations are at an all-time low with broader sanctions looming.”

“When an organization is hacked -- especially by a more sophisticated state-sponsored group -- it is problematic to determine when their network was breached and the scope of that breach. Moreover, it may take months for an organization to purge themselves of that compromise,” Hayes explained.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/months-later-hackers-still-inside-state-departments-network/0de8002346bb5d66d19d1fb37edf7e3b.html

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Miami Herald: "One month after mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor, demonstrators demand answers"

02/20/2015

Miami Herald: "One month after mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor, demonstrators demand answers"

. . . Most analysts believe that the slow gears of justice won’t catch Fernández before she leaves office, but having the scandal hovering over the presidential race will drag down her party, said Daniel Greenberg, the Director of Latin America Studies at PACE University in New York. That may tempt some in her movement to throw her under the bus and expedite her exit from office, he said.

“I think the reason is because Argentina’s world reputation is very much at play here,” he said. “There are bigger things involved than the right to continue in office until the end of her term.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article10636985.html

 

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Crain's New York Business: "Preparing for the return of the dealmakers"

02/19/2015

Crain's New York Business: "Preparing for the return of the dealmakers"

. . . "The recovery of M&A is important to the city. It's usually accompanied by a rising stock market and improving economy," said Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management with the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. "When the bankers make this kind of money, a lot of it gets recycled into the New York City economy."

Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150217/FINANCE/302159998/bankers-lawyers-ready-for-the-return-of-the-dealmakers

 

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Computerworld: "DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown"

02/18/2015

Computerworld: "DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown"

. . . "I think it's pretty alarming," said Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems."The biggest threats are cyber threats today."

The government shut down from Oct. 1-16, 2013 after Congress reached a budget impasse. Many government employees, however, worked without pay during that period.

Something to consider is the "unquantifiable psychological impact" that has on employees, said Hayes.

We need to keep people "motivated and passionate about what they do," said Hayes, "and any kind of sequester is going to have a negative impact into how much effort is put into protecting this country from a cyber-perspective,."

One area that may be particularly hard hit is the U.S. Secret Service, which is key in tracking a lot of financial fraud that occurs. "So having any cutback there will cause, perhaps, businesses to lose money," said Hayes.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2885452/dhs-cybersecurity-staff-wont-get-paid-during-shutdown.html

 

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Playbill: "Recapping Last Night's Parade: 'One of the High Points of My Entire Existence,' Says Jason Robert Brown"

02/18/2015

Playbill: "Recapping Last Night's Parade: 'One of the High Points of My Entire Existence,' Says Jason Robert Brown"

. . . Charlie Franklin, a recent graduate of the city's Pace University (who obtained his degree three days after closing his Broadway debut in Brown's Bridges of Madison County), took the stage solo as the Young Soldier transporting audiences to 1913 Atlanta, GA. The newcomer — riding high since graduation, having been cast in The Book of Mormon following Bridges — is, easily, one of the best undiscovered voices in musical theatre.

Read more: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/recapping-last-nights-parade-one-of...

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "Obama's international tax reform proposals provide a balanced approach to the lock-out problem"

02/17/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "Obama's international tax reform proposals provide a balanced approach to the lock-out problem"

The Obama administration has proposed a balanced solution that fairly addresses the problems of overseas cash trapped abroad, good jobs and income leaving the United States and an unreasonably high current corporate federal income tax rate, writes Philip G. Cohen, associate professor of Taxation at Pace University Lubin School of Business and a retired vice president and general tax counsel at Unilever United States, Inc.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/232658-obamas-international-tax-reform-proposals-provide-a

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Monster: "Conduct your Next Interview as if it were the First"

02/12/2015

Monster: "Conduct your Next Interview as if it were the First"

Your small business has achieved the revenue level where you can and must hire your next employee. Candidates are coming this afternoon for the interview. Are you ready to make one of the most important decisions of the year?

Here’s what you do: look around your business, review your interview questions and make sure your new hire provides a worthy return on investment -- just like your first hire did.

Devote sufficient time to conduct -- and prepare for -- interviews. You know from experience (perhaps both positive and negative) that hiring decisions are among the most significant that you make. So allocate proportionate time to the process, especially for interviewing.

"It’s important to slow down," says Bruce Bachenheimer, professor of management at Pace University. "Small business owners are typically dealing with a myriad of critical issues and many are in a rush to hire." Consider using an interview guide for better hiring.

Read more: http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/small-business/conducting-an-interview/your-next-hire.aspx

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NY1: "Fit Kids February: School Shakes Up STEM Instruction"

02/09/2015

NY1: "Fit Kids February: School Shakes Up STEM Instruction"

Using the movement of their bodies, Students at M.S. 188 are getting unique lessons in math and science, thanks to some professional dancers, the Koresh Dance Company. 

"We're movement engineers. We're sound engineers. We're all of that. It's an amazing project we get to bring that little bit to students as well," says Outreach Coordinator Shannon Bramham.

The project started two years ago by staff members at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and is funded by the Time Warner Cable Community Investment Team. The aim is to get younger students excited about science, technology, engineering and math or STEAM—through the arts. 

"It's about making those connections in kids heads, you know—'I can do this. I love dance. I love music.' Music is a very approachable way for kids to understand math is just another language, another sequence," says Jonathan Hill, Associate Dean at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Watch the video: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/fit-kids/2015/02/7/fit-kids-february--school-shakes-up-stem-instruction.html

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Journal News: "Westchester looks to students to build Alzheimer's apps"

02/05/2015

Journal News: "Westchester looks to students to build Alzheimer's apps"

Westchester County is looking for teams of high school and college students to develop mobile apps for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Winners will get cash prizes and as many as five paid internships with county government.

The county is accepting applications through Feb. 12 from students from Westchester and the New York metropolitan area. The program is funded through a county Department of Social Services grant given to Pace University to develop mobile apps for Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/politics-on-the-hudson/2015/02/05/westchester-looks-to-students-to-build-alzheimers-apps/22925851/

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E-Commerce Times: "Promoted Tweets Fly the Coop"

02/04/2015

E-Commerce Times: "Promoted Tweets Fly the Coop"

Seeing as though Promoted Tweets carry a burden found on all ads placed through an advertising network, Twitter could be overvaluing the advertising community's enthusiasm for Promoted Tweets outside the Twitterverse. "The challenge with these ad networks is that the inventory is not viewed with the same level of value by advertisers," said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Promoted-Tweets-Fly-the-Coop-81675.html

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