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Local Idaho governments are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks (access required)

Government IT departments are increasingly the target of cybersecurity attacks that not only put the public’s personally identifiable information at risk but can cost taxpayers money. “It’s a huge problem,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who served as chairman of ...

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Cybersecurity expert: Health care, legal businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks (access required)

Small- to medium-sized businesses are increasingly at risk of being hacked, but they can protect themselves. The Federal Bureau of Investigation gets a “handful” of calls every week from the Boise area about cyber attacks, said Clark Harshbarger, special agent ...

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Grant aids University of Idaho biofuel program

A University of Idaho researcher has been awarded more than $750,000 to study biofuels. Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, was awarded the grant to study biofuel sustainability. She is a co-principal investigator and will ...

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Rising Canyon County land prices threaten agriculture (access required)

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Agriculture land in rural Canyon County is becoming too expensive to farm. That’s a problem, because agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. In fact, Idaho ranks No. 4 ...

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Third time’s the charm for an Idaho Women’s Business Center? (access required)

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is trying again to pay for the creation of a Women’s Business Center in Idaho, after two unsuccessful launches. The agency announced on May 8 that a $150,000 grant was available for a nonprofit ...

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