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Attacks & Breaches, Security

Was Equifax Hacked Again?

October 12, 2017

Via: Fortune

While Equifax continues to deal with the fallout of the massive data breach it announced in September, a security expert is raising fears that the consumer credit rating agency might have another security problem on its hands. Independent security analyst […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder

October 12, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

AWS and Microsoft may be arch rivals when it comes to competing for business in cloud storage and services, but when it comes to breaking ground in newer areas where volumes of data make a difference to how well the […]


Federal, Policy

House panel skeptical of DOD clearance plan

October 12, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense is preparing to roll up security clearance investigations in-house, as the civilian agency charged with background checks faces a large and growing backlog. At an Oct. 11 House hearing, members sought assurances from Director of Defense […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Cloud computing spending is growing even faster than expected

October 12, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Spending on cloud computing services is growing faster then previously expected, with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) two of the most rapidly expanding segments. Worldwide public cloud services revenues are expected to grow 18.5 per cent in 2017 to a […]


Networking Security, Security

House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

October 11, 2017

Via: FCW

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), the ranking member of the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is looking to help improve the security and oversight of the emerging internet-of-things ecosystem. A discussion draft of Kelly’s Internet of […]


Networking Security, Security

Ransomware is now big business on the dark web and malware developers are cashing in

October 11, 2017

Via: ZDnet

The total value of ransomware sales on dark web market places has rocketed from $250,000 to over $6m in just a year as demand for the file-encrypting malware grows. Ransomware has hardly been away from the public eye this year, […]


Federal, Policy

Trump to pitch benefits of his tax plan to truckers in Pennsylvania

October 11, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Wednesday — the latest stop on a cross-country tour aimed at selling his tax reform proposal. Trump will be speaking in front of an […]


Federal, Policy

How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech

October 11, 2017

Via: Fortune

In recent months, the U.S. Justice Department has issued subpoenas against Facebook (FB, +0.30%) and web host DreamHost for records of thousands, perhaps millions, of citizens who expressed interest in protesting President Trump’s inauguration. Such requests, while perhaps well-intentioned, impinge […]


Software, Tech

A.I. start-up Petuum is the latest company to get a big check from SoftBank

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Enterprise tech start-up Petuum is on a quest to help businesses of any kind use artificial intelligence just like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Tesla. According to Petuum co-founder, CEO and chief scientist Eric Xing (a computer science professor now on […]


Federal, Policy

The GOP’s tax reform Bermuda Triangle

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Cutting taxes sounds like an easy win for a Republican Party enjoying unified control of the federal government. But at the moment, they’re struggling. Not just struggling to scrounge up concurrent majorities for a tax bill but struggling to reach […]