House Intel committee advances spy bill

December 4, 2017

Via: FCW

In a contentious Dec. 1 meeting, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence approved a bill to reauthorize the government’s spying powers 13-8 on a party-line vote. The bill would reauthorize the government’s surveillance powers under Section 702 of the […]

How AI can make use of DOD’s data stockpile

November 21, 2017

Via: FCW
Category: Big Data, Tech

The Pentagon is sitting on a hoard of data but doesn’t know what to do with it. A new report from George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security makes the case that artificial intelligence — powered by cloud […]

How agencies can get in step with the cyber EO

October 25, 2017

Via: FCW
Category: Federal, Policy

At the end of August, reviews began on the organizational plans submitted by Federal cybersecurity stakeholders, in response to the May 11, 2017 Executive Order for Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. A critical action within EO […]

Infrastructure, Networking

Inflect raises $3M seed round to make buying internet infrastructure easier

December 6, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Inflect, a startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to buy their own internet infrastructure, today announced that it has raised a $3 million seed funding round. The service, which is still in preview, provides business with the […]

Mobility, Tech

Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

December 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Google’s upcoming low-end configuration of Android—”Android Go”—has hit a major milestone. With the launch of Android 8.1 (which is happening some time in the next 24 hours!), Android Go is being released to OEMs as “Android Oreo (Go Edition).” Device […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

100,000-strong botnet built on router 0-day could strike at any time

December 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have used an advanced new strain of the Mirai Internet-of-things malware to quietly amass an army of 100,000 home routers that could be used at any moment to wage Internet-paralyzing attacks, a researcher warned Monday. Botnet operators have been […]