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Month: September 2013

Fabricated Fingerprints for iPhone 5S

German researchers have already cracked the fingerprint ID scanner within the new iPhone 5S. Using a fabricated fingerprint from a photo of a print, the security weaknesses of a fingerprint scanner were exploited once again. Biometrics is not always the realistic answer when looking to secure a device on a day-to-day basis. Check out the…
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Austen Givens Co-Authors Article on Public-Private Partnerships in U.S. Critical Infrastructure Protection

Austen Givens was recently a co-author of the article, “Realizing the Promise of Public-Private Partnerships in U.S. Critical Infrastructure Protection,” located in the Spring 2013 issue of the double-blind peer reviewed International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection.¬†Austen Givens and co-author Nathan Busch discuss how public-private partnerships in U.S. critical infrastructure protection need to be strengthened…
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NYS Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Visits Utica College

The New York State Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Jerome Hauer, visited the Utica College campus on September 12, 2013. Along with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and Senator Joe Griffo, Mr. Hauer toured the ECJSC building and learned more about UC’s prestigious programs and centers. Read the full Utica Observer-Dispatch article.