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Author: Dr. Nir Kshetri 2/16/16 in The Conversation
Last month hackers stole Internal Revenue Service data belonging to more than 100,000 taxpayers. This sort of attack on the IRS and other federal computer systems keeps happening – and succeeding – because the government’s cyberdefenses are not strong enough to resist.
Hacking of U.S. government electronic databases is a near-constant threat. Attacks allegedly come from criminal gangs in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, often seeking financial information from systems like the IRS, which holds personal data on hundreds of millions of taxpayers.
Nir Kshetri was interviewed by the New York city-based media company, Digiday. He has been quoted in Digiday’s October 26, 2015 article by Hilary Milnes, entitled, “In China you have to use it: How WeChat is powering a mobile commerce boom” (http://digiday.com/brands/wechat-mobile-commerce/)
Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 4th International Symposium on Research in Economics, Management and Accounting (4to.Simposio Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Económicas, Administrativas y Contables), which was held in Bogota, Colombia (September 16-19, 2015). The title of his speech was “Key components of an entrepreneurial ecosystem: Linkages and processes” (Los components clave de un ecosistema emprendedor: Vínculos y procesos).
Nir Kshetri’s 2015 Journal of International Management (JIM) article entitled, “Success of Crowd-Based Online Technology in Fundraising: An Institutional Perspective” has been featured by Strategy & Business Magazine (http://www.strategy-business.com/) in its Recent Research column. The Magazine’s September 17 article, “Navigating the Crowdfunding Landscape” (http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Navigating-the-Crowdfunding-Landscape) is based entirely on Nir’s JIM article.
Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 15th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) 24th – 26th August 2015 (http://www.icter.org/conference/profile/prof_nir_kshetri). The topic of his keynote speech was “Big data deployment in assessing the credit worthiness of low-income families and micro-enterprises in emerging economies: Platforms, methodologies and business models” (http://www.icter.org/conference/keynote_speeches).
Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 12th International NEWS Conference, which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in June 2015.
Nir Kshetri was a contributor to the United Nations’ Information Economy Report 2015.