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Wednesday Web Blackouts: Why?

January 17th, 2012 Comments off

On Wednesday January 18th many of your favorite websites–Wikipedia, the Internet Archive, Reddit, Boing Boing and more–will be blacked out for a day to protest two pending pieces of legislation now before the Congress of the United States: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and PROTECTIP (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. If passed, this legislation will harm the free and open Internet, stifle online innovation and creativity, and bring about new tools for censorship of international websites inside the United States. They appear to violate provisions of the U.S. Constitution by operating with a presumption of guilt and denial of due process, and could seriously harm the integrity of the Internet Domain Name System, particularly ongoing efforts to implement DNSSEC.  For more information about this legislation please see the Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s  site  and please contact your Senators and Representative to make your opinion heard.

Spring 2012 Course Update part 1

January 4th, 2012 Comments off

ITMS 555 Mobile Device Forensics will be offered in Fall 2012. BUT if you want to take it, you must take ITM 538 Computer and Network Forensics first. it will be taught in the spring 2012 semester so you need to do it in the coming term.
Here is a  is a PDF file containing:
♦  An updated course description of ITM 538
♦  A description of ITMS 555 as we see it  at this time
http://www.itm.iit.edu/data/ITM_Forensic_Courses.pdf 

The Data Center Operations and Management specialization has a three course prerequisite chain which begins with ITM 554, Operating System Virtualization, which will be offered in Spring 2012. It is a lab course at the Rice Campus on Wednesday evenings, but there is a bus from the Main Campus. The follow-on courses include ITMT 535 Data Center Architecture in Fall 2012 and ITMM 576 Data Center Management in Spring 2013. These courses have already been identified by some major players in the data center industry as the best offered and will meet an urgent need for data center professionals. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, start with ITM 554!

If you are working toward completing the security specialization, ITM 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity will run this spring on Tuesday evenings at IIT’s Downtown Campus; there are buses there to and from the Main Campus, and it is less than a block from Union Station for those in the suburbs. This is also a course that EVERYONE in the Data Center Operations and Management specialization can take as a key elective in that program. It’s at the Downtown Campus because it’s also offered as part of the Master of Public Administration program in their Disaster Management specialization.

(Note the new course prefixes; there will be a bunch of these next fall)  Hope you had a great great holiday–and g0t some rest to be energized for the next term!

United States CIO: Innovation is an endless resource

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

Speaking Tuesday at in Palo Alto, California, the country’s Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel discussed innovation in the federal IT landscape. He says cybersecurity concerns should not be used as an excuse not to innovate. If you let the videos roll, you will also hear from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; from Howard Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Czar; and from Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the United States. View the video on ZDNet…

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ForenSecure12: Call for Participation

November 9th, 2011 Comments off

ForenSecure12 – IT Forensics & Security Conference & Expo  (Formerly NetSecure)
April 19 & 20, 2012
Illinois Institute of Technology – Wheaton, IL (Chicago Area)

We invite your participation as a sponsor/exhibitor, speaker, or attendee of ForenSecure™12: IT Forensics and Security Conference and Expo at Illinois Institute of Technology. This multi-track, technical conference attracts 200+ professionals for an intensive one- and a half-day schedule that includes discussion and debate over forensics, security, data/information
governance, cyber crime and security, ethical hacking, eDiscovery, cloud forensics, steganography, policy and compliance, privacy, wireless security, cloud computing, identity theft, and more. Read on for full details of how you can be a part of this event… Read more…

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Professor Lidinsky & student Shauna Martin in ABC 7 News Story

November 2nd, 2011 Comments off

Professor Bill Lidinsky and ITM student Shauna Martin were interviewed as part of a recent ABC 7 news story on the privacy of smart phones and social networks.

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