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Student, professor to launch book on cyber threats

first_imgAnthropology professor Carolyn Nordstrom and senior Lisa Carlson launch their book “Cyber Shadows: Power, Crime, and Hacking Everyone” on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.Nordstrom said the book focuses on emergent threats in the digital world, especially hacking. She said she first started to learn about hacking from her personal experience of being hacked four years ago.“People knew so little about [hacking],” Nordstrom said. “The head of the Office of Information Technology said, ‘Start going to hacking conferences and learn about it,’ and this was essentially to find out what was going on with me, but I didn’t intend to write a book on it.”Then, a twelve-year-old boy sparked the desire to write a book, Nordstrom said.She talked to the boy in the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and she said his extensive knowledge and nonchalant attitude about hacking inspired her.Nordstrom said she proceeded to pull out her phone and text Carlson, who was the last student who came to her office asking to work with her on research.“I had not ever seen a piece of her writing nor had ever had her in class,” Nordstrom said. “[I asked myself], ‘What if I take an average Notre Dame student and said we’re going write a book together?’”Nordstrom said Carlson told her she knew nothing about cyber crime, but Nordstrom was enthusiastic about the idea, regardless.Carlson said “Cyber Shadows” discusses the subject of digital threats in accessible terms.“Cyber Shadows is about what it means to be human in the age of technology,” Carlson said. “Too often, discussions of cyber crime leave out the human element. This is, in some ways, an ethnography of the digital age.”Nordstrom said the book is meant to inform people about cyber crime, a topic too infrequently addressed.“It’s so far beyond identity theft, and a lot of this is not known about, so it’s not illegal,” Nordstrom said. “Literally people are collecting massive profiles on everybody that’s connected to anyone that has to make a decision about you … and buying and selling these all over the world … and you don’t know about it, and you can’t control it.”Carlson said she has high hopes for the future of “Cyber Shadows.”“I would love if this book made it into the mainstream and out of the niche group that identifies with cyber issues,” Carlson said. “Technology is a part of the mainstream now, but conversations about that technology are not. I’d love for this book to introduce people to the cyber world, just as it did for me.”Tags: anthropology, cyber hackinglast_img read more

Women’s Wednesday: Rapha Women’s 100

first_img“What are you doing this weekend? Want to come ride 62.1 miles on the Cap Trail with me and a bunch of other rad ladies?” I’ve been told (by a cis white male) the reason there aren’t that many women in the outdoors / outdoor industry is because it’s too rowdy. And that is the biggest piece of bullshit I’ve ever heard in my life. So here’s to continuing to fight the good fight, and show people HEY we exist! We’re here! With brightly colored jerseys and a literal badge of honor across the back.  Why do you think women’s group outings are important?  Nothing gets Troy more amped up in conversation than talking about women in the outdoors. So I asked her a few questions to AMP her up at this year’s Women’s 100. Big Shoutout to Erin Shahan, Emma Troy, Mati McCann, Allie Helmbrecht, Raychelle Bayley, Katie Jo Prince, Carolina Brewer, Lori White, Kelly Buis, Mike McGinley, Sandrine Thominet, Karen Hull, Sandra Dee Norman, Jill Williams, and all the other women to got outside to play on bikes for the Rapha Women’s 100. What do you have to say to the men out there? I like to wear pink and other “fem” colors as a badge of honor. ‘Ride like a girl’ is a way to take back, re-possess, and give a new meaning to the phrase “like a girl.” There such a negative connotation to doing anything “like a girl.” I’m so sick of people thinking we can do less or achieve less just because of how we look or the colors we wear. For the longest time, I myself rejected my feminine side and who I was, a woman, because I was afraid that the men that I rode bikes with would think I was weak or couldn’t do the same trails as them or keep up with them. I was constantly putting myself down, or making jokes at my own expense, at the expense of women, so that I could fit in and be one of the guys. It was toxic-masculinity. I lost myself in “bro culture”. I wasn’t being fair or true to myself or my own people, women!  What does ‘ride like a girl’ mean to you?  I want people to see me zip past them on the trail or on the road and see “Ride like a girl” and think oh dang, that’s a chick!  After a lot of self-reflection, meeting other women, reading articles and riding with other women, I realized that I didn’t have to ride like a boy or act like a boy to fit into this tight knit industry that is the bike and outdoor adventure community. There is a place for us. We just have to make it. We have to shout about it and ride bikes about it. And demand it. What would you say to the women getting into biking?  If I could say one thing to men it’d be: don’t tell me what to do. Don’t tell what I can and can’t do. I’ve had multiple men, on separate occasions, ask if I knew the mountain bike trail I was about to drop in on was a black diamond. It was insulting that they assumed I couldn’t ride a black diamond because I was a women, but even more insulting that they didn’t think I was capable of knowing my own limits or maybe they didn’t even think I could read a map of mountain bike trials. And to that I just say: do better guys. Just trust me, support me, and most of all listen to me. Listen to me when I say a joke is sexist and makes me uncomfortable, listen to me when I say I known I can do this advanced trail because I know myself and my riding abilities. Listen to me when I say there the way women are treated in the bike/outdoor adventure community is problematic. And don’t try to justify or stumble over your words to apologize. Just listen. Okay, I guess I had more than one thing to say to the men of the bike world. I think women group outings are important because I didn’t know half of these women existed. I’ve met some incredible people at the Women’s 100k that I would have never met otherwise. It’s so easy to feel isolated and alone in the bike industry because of the lack of women, but they’re out there. They just have been forced to do their sport discreetly and alone. I do not go on regular local group rides because I know I will be the only woman. I have experienced sexism and sexist comments out riding in groups of men and so I am not motivated and simply do not want to go back. It is so intimidating to go on group rides when you might be the only woman because of negative experiences like this. Even if the majority of the men are actual good humans who you are friends with and trust, someone will always have something to say or make sexist jokes even if they don’t realize that it is sexist. And you can only have so much patience and energy to correct them. I didn’t experience a single sexist joke or comment today at this ride. I never felt like the odd one out. I felt safe, and I had fun. And that’s why it’s important to have these outings. To meet like-minded individuals, and to be able to ride your damn bike in a safe space.  I give a lot of credit to Richmond’s outdoor community for helping me gain more confidence in the outdoors. The women I have been able to ride and talk with over the 5 years that I’ve lived here have opened my eyes to the importance of incorporating women’s outings into your regular lifestyle/training schedule. I’ve never left an outing feeling anything less than empowered. This bike outing was a bit more exciting because it connected our own little cycling world in Richmond to women around the globe. The Rapha Women’s 100 is a globally sponsored event aimed at getting women out and riding together since 2013. Stay strong. It’s going to be tough. Find people that will take you out and show you the ropes. And when you can’t at first, don’t be afraid to go out alone. You won’t have all the right gear at first. You won’t have the perfect bike at first. But you don’t need it when you’re just starting out. Just go out and get after it. Photos and Video by Shannon McGowan These were the surprisingly un-sarcastic words of my dear friend Emma Troy, a bike mechanic at Cary Town Bikes who finds any excuse to get on a bike just about every day. As much as I would’ve loved to try and get out with them, I don’t think my mountain bike or my “10 miles is plenty enough” legs would enjoy it very much. So instead, I brought my camera to capture these badass cyclists in action as they show some love to the women of the biking community. last_img read more

Minjee Lee claims play-off victory at OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic | Golf News

first_imgBronte Law produced her best finish of 2020 as she claimed a share of eighth alongside Scotland’s Kelsey MacDonald, while Kylie Henry jumped into the top-10 after firing nine birdies in a course-record 63.Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall and former world No 1 Lydia Ko also finished tied-tenth after final rounds of 65 and 72 respectively, while Charley Hull slipped to joint-35th following a six-over 78. Minjee Lee secured her eighth worldwide title with a dramatic play-off victory at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic.The world No 9 carded a three-under 69 under the floodlights at Emirates Golf Club to finish on 10 under alongside Celine Boutier, who had led for most of the day until a late bogey saw her post a final-round 68.Both players returned to the par-four 18th for the play-off, where Boutier left a 30-foot birdie effort short of the target and Lee holed from a few feet closer to snatch the win on the first extra hole.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Overnight leader Caroline Hedwall finished a shot back in tied-third with Nuria Iturrioz and Laura Fuenfstueck, while England’s Meghan MacLaren posted a level-par 72 to end the week two strokes adrift in a share of sixth. “I couldn’t really see the break too well on the last hole, but I thought it would be about two cups outside the right and luckily I hit it hard enough and it dropped,” Lee said. Minjee Lee celebrated play-off victory at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic  Minjee Lee and Celine Boutier both ended the week on 10 under  Minjee Lee and Celine Boutier both ended the week on 10 under

Resurgent banking market sees Irish SWF shift to junior debt, equity funding

first_img“We’d either look at that transaction for a potential junior debt or equity role, if there’s an absence of that, or we’ll move on and look at a different transaction or sector,” he said.According to Murphy, currently, there is more likely to be an equity gap facing transactions, allowing ISIF to use its flexible mandate and act as an equity house.“Having that flexibility can allow us to look up and down that structure, and it may be we play a different role on that transaction than maybe we would have initially envisaged,” he said.“But it’s still a very useful role and, even more importantly, an enabling role in transactions taking place that might have otherwise struggled.”He also stressed that it was important the ISIF not end up acting as financier to projects no other lender had shown an interest in, as it was still important for the fund to keep the required commercial return in mind.Murphy previously said the fund would consider investing in social housing projects, although these would likely be deemed of low economic impact.Speaking at a conference in November, he said the fund would grade projects for offering low or high economic impact as part of its mandate to stimulate growth in Ireland.For more from Donal Murphy on the ISIF’s approach to funding and how it assesses the economic impact of projects, see the Pensions In Ireland section in the current issue of IPE A resurgent banking sector has seen the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) reassess its role as debtor to Irish companies, with rising competition from lenders leading the sovereign wealth fund to consider other roles.Donal Murphy, the €7.1bn fund’s head of infrastructure and credit finance, told IPE the funding gap that existed after the financial crisis was often no longer there, replaced by a “wall of liquidity coming from bank debt back into Ireland”.“There are plenty of scenarios where there is a very competitive bank market with a large number of banks seeking roles on individual transactions and individual deals,” he said.Murphy explained that situations where there were sometimes up to a dozen banks competing for term sheets would not see ISIF join a queue to bid.last_img read more

Kidney urges O’Driscoll to play on

first_img O’Driscoll may have played his final match at the Aviva Stadium in Saturday’s 13-13 RBS 6 Nations draw with France as his contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union expires this summer. The forthcoming Lions tour to Australia offers a fitting stage for a player of his stature to bow out from the game, but his future remains undecided. “It’s a decision for Brian obviously, but I’m hoping this won’t be his last game as he’s such a huge asset,” Kidney said. Ireland coach Declan Kidney has urged Brian O’Driscoll to prolong his Test career into next season. Press Associationcenter_img The evidence from the Six Nations is that O’Driscoll remains a significant presence in Test rugby, although his bravery is taking its toll on his body. Against France alone he had a spell in the concussion bin, picked up more stitches to his ear and suffered a dead leg. The 34-year-old spent four minutes being patched up by medics late in the match, only to return to the fray with his head bandaged to help prevent the French from claiming the match-winning score. “One minute Brian didn’t know where was, the next he was coming back on with his head strapped up. He’s a true warrior,” said wing Keith Earls. last_img read more

Bent – I was fit to play

first_img The 3-1 defeat at Craven Cottage pushed the west Londoners closer towards the precipice, with five points now separating them from safety with only six matches remaining. Bent was again reduced to a watching brief for for the match, with Magath instead preferring teenagers Cauley Woodrow, Moussa Dembele and Patrick Roberts. “It is getting difficult to see how I can contribute now as I can’t play next week against Villa, because of the loan,” Bent said. “I am here, up for selection and more than willing to play. That is what I do, that is what I love to do. That will never change. “At this stage of the season you need goals. You need firepower. If I am called on, I am ready to go. If I start up front, I am ready to go.” The German manager revealed afterwards that the former England international missed out because he had taken a knock in training on Thursday, insisting “it was better to put the players in who are really fit” – comments that bemused Bent. “I trained on Saturday,” he told reporters. “I’d taken a knock and limped off quite early in training on Thursday but I’ve trained since and felt fine on Sunday. It is just disappointing. “I was fine to play. I am disappointed not to feature, especially in games like the Everton match where you feel that you can definitely affect the game, when your team needs a goal. “Over the years I have managed to produce quite a few of those. “When the team got back to 1-1 you are thinking: ‘You can make a difference here.’ But once again it was not to be. That part is disappointing. “When you are a substitute in any game, it is disappointing, but especially today. All I can do is stay positive and keep working.” Bent has not featured for Fulham since coming off the bench in the 3-1 defeat at Cardiff on March 8 and has made just 10 starts for them this term. It is an understandably frustrating time for the on-loan former England international, who is ineligible to face parent club Aston Villa this weekend but still hoping to be able to make an impact. Darren Bent has rebutted Fulham manager Felix Magath’s claim he was not fit to feature in Sunday’s crucial match with Everton. Press Associationlast_img read more

Four Nations Cup awaits select Badgers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photo Four Badgers go to Four Nations, the women’s hockey featureHeading into its bye week, the No. 2Wisconsin women’s hockey team has compiled an impressive 9-2-1record this season. A large part of that record can be attributed tothe play of forwards Meghan Duggan, Erika Lawler, Jinelle Zaugg andgoaltender Jessie Vetter.This week, the USA’s Women’s SelectTeam will be counting on those four Badgers to help the team placewell at the Four Nations Cup in Leksand, Sweden. Oct. 16, USA Hockeyannounced that the aforementioned four UW players were included onthe 22-player roster and would be competing in this week’stournament.”I was real excited when I found outI had been selected,” Zaugg said. “I was surprised because Idon’t really know Jackie [Barto] as a coach.The Badgers — winners of the last twoNational Championships — have put together a very impressiveprogram under head coach Mark Johnson and will be sending fourplayers to the Four Nations Cup for the first time in UW history. “We have a good program here,”Zaugg said. “We have a lot of good players, and this says a lotabout our program.”For Zaugg and Lawler, this will betheir second Four Nations Cup, having represented UW last year inCanada. All four Badgers have had experience playing for a USAnational team. Duggan and Vetter represented theUnited States in a three-game U-22 series between the United Statesand Canada earlier this year, but this will be the pair’s firsttime playing in Europe.”The only time I have been out of thecountry is to Canada,” Duggan said. “This will be a goodexperience, and I get a little taste of their culture.”All four have the resumes to back upthe selections. Zaugg is one of the team captains andwas named to the 2006-07 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team. Vetter,another team captain, was the 2005-06 Frozen Four Most OutstandingPlayer. Lawler led all UW sophomores with 38 points last season, andscored 70 points in her first two seasons at UW, and Duggan was namedthe 2006–07 WCHA Rookie of the Year while being selected toall-WCHA second-team.”All four of them are verydeserving,” Johnson said. “They have all worked hard and earnedtheir spots on the team. Hopefully, they will have a good time.”While all four of the girls areexcited, they have different expectations about the experience. “I’m trying not to get my hopes uptoo high,” Zaugg said. “There are a lot of good players, so Ijust need to go out there and give 110 percent whenever I get achance to play. I am just excited to be wearing the jersey andgetting to play with the team.””I’m going to just try and have alot of fun,” Vetter said about her expectations. “Obviously ourteam wants to do well and compete, but I am just going to enjoy theexperience and have fun with it.””I don’t really like to setindividual goals,” Lawler added. “I think that you have to go outthere and try not to be nervous, and just be comfortable in a newsituation. I’m going to work as hard as I can, and whatever happenshappens.”There is one thing that all four agreeabout — the honor to wear a USA jersey.”It is a great honor to play for yourcountry,” Duggan said. “It is amazing to come together as a teamand put that jersey on and go out there and represent your country.”The United Stateshas earned either the gold or silver medal in each of the 10 years ithas competed in the Four Nations Cup.The UW playerswill also be joined by two Minnesota players, Gigi Marvin and EricaMcKenzie — a week after Wisconsin split a series with theopponents.”It is healthycompetition with the Gophers,” Vetter said. “You hate to lose tothe Gophers, but we have a lot of fun with the girls when we play onthe U.S. team with them.”last_img read more

Bolt hoping for one last gold medal

first_imgMeanwhile, Mo Farah races on the track for the last time at a major athletics event.The four-time Olympic champion aims to complete the distance double for the third World Championships in a row when he goes in the 5-thousand-metres final tonight.Farah retained his 10-thousand gold on the opening night. Usain Bolt’s hoping to sign off from major athletics competition with one last gold medal tonight.The sprint superstar will lead Jamaica’s chances in the 4-by-100-metres relay at the World Championships in London.They need to get past this morning’s heats first. Bolt only managed bronze in the individual 100-metres – and ahead of retiring, he’s unsure of where he ranks among the sporting greats.center_img Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Enyeama, Emenike Reject S’Eagles Come-back

first_imgRUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUPSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has failed to convince Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike to stage a comeback to international football.Lille goalkeeper Enyeama quit the Eagles after a major falling out with then coach Sunday Oliseh last year, while striker Emenike cut short his international career soon after without any explanation. Rohr has swung into action to ensure the Eagles are back flying again in time for 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in October in Zambia.A team official disclosed to Africanfootball.com that “Enyeama and Emenike have rejected an offer from the new Eagles coach to return to the team for the World Cup qualifiers.“He was told before hand not to bother because the players have made up their mind not to represent the country, but he still went ahead and spoke to the two players and he got a big no.“In the case of Enyeama, the coach argued he is one of the best goalkeepers in France and as such everything be done to get him back to the team.”Emenike has rediscovered his form at Turkish club Fenerbache since loan spells in UAE and West Ham United last season.In another development, the new Super Eagles gaffe will earn $47,000 a month.This sum converted to local currency at the current exchange rate comes down to over N18m and it is a geometrical jump from the five million Naira Sunday Oliseh pocketed before he quit his post in February.The Franco-German has signed a two-year contract, which is now believed will be bankrolled by an oil company owned by Ifeanyi Ubah.Officials have already argued that Rohr will be assisted by three others he has handpicked – an adviser, a fitness trainer and a video specialist.The former Burkina Faso and Niger coach will be the one responsible for these assistants.Rohr will be in charge of next month’s AFCON 2017 qualifier in Uyo against Tanzania, which will mainly serve as warm-up to Nigeria’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Zambia on October 3.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more