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Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Symantec’s Norton Line Lands On Azure Cloud, A Huge Win For Microsoft

October 17, 2017

Via: CRN

Symantec choosing Azure to host its ubiquitous line of consumer security products represents not only a big customer win for Microsoft’s public cloud but also a tremendous endorsement of its data security capabilities, partners told CRN. Through the deal revealed […]


Hardware, Tech

Surface Book 2: More cores, more GPU, and more screen

October 17, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Just over two years ago, Microsoft unveiled its Surface Book hybrid laptop: a tablet with a detachable hinged keyboard base. It was a compelling concept, with Microsoft pulling off some clever tricks. The base contained a battery, boosting the life […]


Networking Security, Security

DHS mandates new security standards for federal networks

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to use new email and web security guidelines that address man-in-the-middle attacks. A binding operational directive from DHS gives federal agencies 90 days to implement a pair of tools, Domain-based Message Authentication […]


Federal, Policy

GAO denies Equifax bid protest

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office denied Equifax’s protest of an IRS award to Experian for identity management and taxpayer fraud protection services. Because of delays incurred as a result of the protest, IRS awarded an extension to Equifax’s existing contract. That […]


Operations Security, Security

Severe flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping

October 16, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

An air of unease set into the security circles on Sunday as they prepared for the disclosure of high-severity vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that make it possible for attackers to eavesdrop Wi-Fi traffic passing between computers […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw

October 16, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes settings, including national identity cards, software- and application-signing, and trusted platform modules protecting government and […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Senator wants Kaspersky out of U.S. voting systems

October 16, 2017

Via: FCW

A U.S. senator has linked two of the hottest tech policy stories around – efforts by U.S. agencies to blacklist cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky Lab and concerns about the vulnerability of voting systems used by cities and states. Sen. Amy Klochubar […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages

October 13, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Equifax isn’t the only credit-reporting behemoth with a website redirecting visitors to fake Adobe Flash updates. A security researcher from AV provider Malwarebytes said transunioncentroamerica.com, a TransUnion site serving people in Central America, is also sending visitors to the fraudulent […]


Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]


Federal, Policy

White House tech adviser: ‘Way too many acting CIOs’

October 13, 2017

Via: FCW

White House advisor Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government may be moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions throughout departments and agencies. Speaking at a Government Executive technology conference in Washington, D.C., Liddell responded to a question about […]