We’re back! Lab B is back in physical space! At the Hood Plant in downtown Burlington. The new bunker of research and education is roughly ~550 Sq ft of tech adventure time!
We’re planning and plotting a ton of great things to kick off our new space! What you might ask?!
Classes: Learn to solider! Assemble some electronics kits! Code up some software! Showings: We’re going to be doing two types of awesome showings! One being documentaries of the nerdy type and two being ReCons..al the fun of a hacker con with out the travel and expense! Open Nights: Wondering what this is all about..well come to one of our open nights in which hack stuff! woot!
We still have to do some cleanup and of course move in! Stay Tuned!
That’s right, tomorrow is the is the first Friday of the month. That means Borders Books & Music in Burlington will be hosting our 2600 meeting from 5 -8pm . After that I’m sure some us will be heading over to Laboratory B in the North End to hack the night away.
If you interested in what happened at Shmoocon last weekend, the state IPV4 address space in the world or other nerdy tech hacker stuff, maybe you should come on down!
Forwarded from: Brent Kesler <bdkesler (at) nps.edu>
Call for Papers: Cyber Security in International Relations
Submissions due: February 1, 2011
Strategic Insights, an online journal published by the Center on
Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School, is seeking
scholarly papers on the role that cyber security and information and
communications technology (ICT) play in international relations and the
strategic thinking of state and nonstate actors. This issue of SI seeks
to inform policy makers and military operators of lessons drawn from
real-world experience with computer and IT issues.
We seek assessment and analysis based on real-world events, not
speculation regarding potential threats and perceived vulnerabilities.
Papers that test or develop political theories and concepts are
encouraged. We hold a broad definition of cyber security, and encourage
submissions on a range of ICT topics related to threats to national
security and individual liberties, responses to such threats from states
and non-state actors, and emerging issues offering an over-the-horizon
view of cyber security.
However, all submissions should be empirically based; we do not intend
to publish work purely devoted to editorial opinion, threat
anticipation, or policy advocacy. Submissions therefore should attempt
to map capabilities based on available sources or game out real-world
implications based on empirical data; any "digital Pearl Harbor"
scenarios should attempt to measure the extent of the damage--tangible,
social, or political--that could occur.
* Use of cyber attacks to influence government behavior (e.g., 2007
* Cyber attacks as a force multiplier in conventional conflicts (e.g.,
2008 Georgia attacks)
* Internet as a critical resource for political and social movements
(e.g., the Green Movement in Iran, electioneering in Moldova, Red
Shirt Movement in Thailand)
* Governments' efforts to contain popular movements that organize via IT
(e.g., shutting down or containing flash mobs, Chinese monitoring of
the Dalai Lama, software filtering and surveillance technologies)
* The role of information technology strategies in the US and other
states' foreign policy (e.g., US State Department intervention to
prevent Twitter shut-down during protests following the 2009 Iranian
* Regional cyber-conflicts (e.g., North and South Korea, India and
Pakistan, Israelis and Palestinians)
* Espionage and secrecy in a networked world (e.g., China and Google,
* Information technologies, civil liberties and privacy (e.g., RIM
Blackberry and Chinese, Indian and US efforts at surveillance;
Wikileaks; the Safe Harbor dispute)
* Strategic implications of cyber attacks against critical
* Innovative cyber attacks (e.g., Stuxnet and the Iranian nuclear
* International cooperation to manage cyber-security and IT issues
(e.g., Internet governance, WSIS, ICANN, WIPO)
Submission Details: Submissions should be addressed to SI Editor Brent
Kesler and sent in MS Word compatible format to ccc (at) nps.edu. They
should range from 10 to 20 pages, double spaced, or 3,000 to 6,000
words. For more information on submission guidelines, please consult: