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Triangle InfoSeCon and BSides RDU Close Out Cybersecurity Awareness Month in NC

30 October, 2018

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) located in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina is home to number of tech companies and a growing cybersecurity community. This location closed out the October cybersecurity awareness month with a bang! Two conferences back to back with a goal to educate the community. First, BSides RDU was held on October 19th at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham and featured a fantastic line-up of speakers, hacker jeopardy, Capture the Flag (CTF), Lockpick Village, Vintage Tech Museum, and more.  This year, BSides...

Sports

Cubs Outfielder Matt Szczur Is Well Known For His Charity Work

13 November, 2017

Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur made his major league debut in 2014 and has a career batting average of .242.  While not an everyday player, Szczur has shown tremendous value as a consistent pinch hitter and backup outfielder.  What is of special interest is the impact he has made off the playing field – he is well known for charity and community work. In 2009, Szczur donated bone marrow to a 15-month-old Ukrainian girl named Anastasia battling leukemia. Szczur saved the girl's...

Environment

Where you see trash, those with vision see treasure!

02 November, 2017

  The Waste to Wealth program, started in 2012, has trained more than 300 women in northeastern Nigeria to recycle plastic waste into mats, bags and other colorful accessories.  “This has really helped me.  Now I can pay my children’s school fees, I can buy food for my family and also help my relatives,” says one woman.  Another woman puts it: “We are working towards doing the right thing, so whenever we see plastic bags we pick them up; it has...

Random Good News

“Helping sick kids feel better one smile at a time.” What a wonderful resolution!

31 October, 2017

Kayla Abramowitz, the Founder and CKO (Chief Kid Officer) of Kayla Cares 4 Kids, herself has Crohn’s disease and juvenile arthritis.  At 11 years old, after extended hospital stays of her own, she wondered what she could do to help other kids.  She was too young to volunteer in children’s hospitals, but she wasn’t too young to start collecting entertainment and educational items to donate to children’s hospitals.  Her initial goal was to collect 100 DVDs to donate to a...

Random Good News

GoFundMe Campaign Helps 89-Year-Old Retire

24 October, 2017

Fidencio Sanchez, 89, pushed an ice cream cart for 23 years before retiring.  However,  after his only child died and his grandchildren were left in his care, he had to return to work.  A humble immigrant from Mexico, Sanchez slowly walked his cart full of paletas, or popsicles, and adorned with bells from early morning until 8 at night.  “It’s really hard working out here in the streets....  Even in bad weather I still had to go out and sell,”...