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Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

June 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Telecommunications industry trade groups and top vendors are telling the Federal Communications Commission to proceed cautiously in a rulemaking effort that could put certain foreign manufactured telecom equipment off-limits for U.S. networks on national security grounds. In March, the FCC […]


Mobile Security, Security

A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS

June 5, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple on Monday previewed a variety of security and privacy features it plans to add to macOS and iOS operating systems, including encrypted Facetime group calls, password-management tools, and camera and microphone protections. The company also released a beta version […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cyber insurance: Is it worth the investment?

May 30, 2018

Via: CIO

Last year, Aon Inpoint reported about 80 percent of buyers of stand-alone cyber premiums were medium-sized to large companies. However, smaller firms are increasingly assessing their cyber exposure risk as concerns about the potential impact of a cyber incident continue […]


Operations Security, Security

Senate Intel offers election security guidelines

May 10, 2018

Via: FCW

A May 8 report on election security by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence calls for paper backups for state voter registration databases, risk assessments for voting machine manufacturers and better sensor technology for state and local election systems. The […]


Networking Security, Security

Arm launches Cortex-M35P processor to bring IoT security to the silicon level

May 2, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Arm has announced the Cortex-M35P, a processor designed to prevent physical attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The British semiconductor giant believes that by 2035, up to one trillion connected, IoT devices may be in use worldwide. With so […]


Networking Security, Security

The Facebook debacle shouldn’t swing the pendulum toward data overprotection

April 30, 2018

Via: CIO

If ever there was a time for an abundance of caution around the potential misuse and exposure of data, it would be now. The Facebook data debacle combined with the looming GDPR deadline, one could argue, are clear evidences of […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft

April 23, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft says it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who’d come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web. The reports from customers last year were up 24 percent on 2016, with filings coming […]


Operations Security, Security

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

April 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you’ll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you’re about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job […]


Federal, Policy

Election security bill needs tweaks, state officials say

April 18, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Election security legislation now being considered by the Senate needs some adjustments, state officials have told the bill’s backers. State secretaries from Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and New Mexico spoke in-person and on the phone Monday with Republican Sen. […]


Hardware, Operations Security, Security, Tech

Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware

April 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is […]