Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Atascadero and Solvang were part of a security breach that affected 1,200 InterContinental Hotels Group locations beginning Sept. 29, 2016, the company announced April 14. IHG said it hired a cyber security firm to conduct an investigation into the breaches in February, which identified malware intended to Read More →
A bill making its way through the General Assembly holds out the promise of bringing a four-year degree to an area of the Tri-Counties often described as the state’s biggest “academic desert.” State Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, a Democrat from Thousand Oaks, has introduced AB 405, a measure that would create a pilot program for a Read More →
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Shortly after the Business Times was founded, we learned about David Winter and his work as president at Westmont College. Over lunch at the Westmont campus, we were introduced to Westmont’s vision for its students as a liberal arts institution focused on Christian values and ethics. Coincidentally, one of the first Business Times staff writers Read More →
UC Santa Barbara researchers have received $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation to study how cyber criminals exploit smartphone data and how such misuse can be deterred. The funds will go toward research efforts spearheaded by UCSB computer science researcher Giovanni Vigna, director of the university’s Center for CyberSecurity at the College of Engineering. Read More →
Oasis Technology of Camarillo is sponsoring a contest with three Ventura County high schools to get students interested in becoming the good guys in the world of cybersecurity.
Wes Bush, the CEO of Northrop Grumman, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, praised Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for its ability to produce work-ready engineers and called on other CEOs to partner with the school and others like it.