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By IEEE Computer Society Team
A Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity challenge simulates real-world cyber threats and scenarios. Participants work to find the vulnerabilities in a system, with the goal of “capturing the flag”—usually a piece of information located within that structure. A CTF helps hone cybersecurity skills, fosters collaboration, supports critical thinking, and promotes…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
IEEE Computer Society members, did you know you have free access to IEEE DataPort? IEEE DataPort is available to you as a benefit of your membership and is a resource for accessing, storing, and managing research data. Here are a few ways IEEE DataPort benefits you. Free Access: Your membership…
By Stevie Carpenter
Biometric data represents an exciting opportunity in technology. It has applications across many sectors. Financial institutions, social media, education, and healthcare, to name but a few. As with any personal data, there are privacy concerns to consider. At the time of writing, there are no nationwide biometric privacy laws. However,…
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By Rebecca Stewart
Despite not being a brand-new concept, the idea of embracing corporate social responsibility is becoming more and more popular among today’s businesses – and rightly so. Data shows, for example, that more than 60% of consumers are happy to spend more for a product sold in sustainable packaging, whereas 78%…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
Quantum computing, with its potential to revolutionize fields from medicine to finance, is no longer science fiction. But like any complex system, accurately measuring its performance remains a challenge. Enter quantum benchmarks, the tools for gauging the true power of these machines. IBM’s paper, “Defining Best Practices for Quantum Benchmarks,”…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
Shrikanth “Shri” Narayanan is a luminary of affective computing at the University of Southern California (USC) as the University Professor and the Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering. He holds various appointments such as Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, and…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
As quantum computing technology continues to mature, it has the potential to tackle complex problems that exceed the capabilities of the most powerful classical supercomputers. However, quantum computing represents a profound shift in how information is represented and manipulated and often seems shrouded in an aura of complexity. Visualization can…
Quantum computing has matured from being a relatively narrow niche discipline to a tool with the potential to play a prominent role in developing applications to solve complex problems. Here’s a summary of the essential elements of quantum computing, as presented by Gregory T. Byrd of North Carolina State University…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
As a distinguished Life Senior Member of the IEEE, Joseph Bumblis has displayed dedicated service within the computing community. With a storied career spanning academia and industry, he cemented his legacy through pivotal roles at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, BAE Systems, Purdue University, and beyond. Notably, his tenure saw the…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
With all the questions competing for your attention every day—from exams to your next steps in life to what’s for dinner—the question of whether to attend a conference might not be anywhere near the top of your list. But maybe it should be. Stepping out of your day-to-day routine and…
By Ross Moore
Management Takes more than just tools It’s a story as old as time: students think buying the best tools will automatically make them better at their craft: pianists buy the best piano; woodworkers, the best planers and joiners; painters, the best canvas and paints; mechanics, the best impact and hydraulic…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
With a rich academic background spanning from a degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras to a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, Devanbu began launching into his career path, becoming a pioneer in statistical modeling. After contributing decades of work to Bell Labs, he now serves as a…
Candidates sought for 2026 President/2025 President-Elect, 2025 Vice President, and Board of Governors’ members LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 15 February 2024 –The Nominations Committee of the IEEE Computer Society (CS), the leading computer science member community providing best-in-class publications, conferences, and programs, opened its Call for Nominations for the 2025-2027 Board…
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By Gilad David Maayan
What Is Configuration as Code? Configuration as Code (CaC) is a design ethos in the field of software development. It refers to the practice of managing and provisioning computing resources and applications through machine-readable definition files rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools. The concept of Configuration as…
By Priyanka Damwani
Cybersecurity is one of the most important factors for any business operating today. By the end of 2023 alone, cybercrime is estimated to come to a total cost of $8.15 trillion, and that is forecast to continue rising to an estimate of $13.82 trillion by 2028. So, every business needs…
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