New rules make it easier for struggling student loan borrowers to access PPP loans

February 23, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

Struggling student loan borrowers who own a business received some welcome news this week: They will no longer be excluded from the Paycheck Protection Program. Any business owned 20% or more by a borrower who had fallen behind on their […]

Federal Labor Authority Restores Dispute Resolution Office

February 18, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

The Federal Labor Relations Authority on Wednesday announced that it is re-establishing an office that historically has been used to help settle disputes between unions and federal agencies before they result in costly litigation, a further sign of the Biden […]

Fauci: Vaccines for first-graders could be authorized by September

February 11, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

Children as young as first-graders may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine by the time school starts in September, presuming trials are successful in those age groups, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Operations Security, Security

These four new hacking groups are targeting critical infrastructure, warns security company

February 25, 2021

Via: ZDnet

More hacking groups than ever before are targeting industrial environments as cyber attackers attempt to infiltrate the networks of companies providing vital services, including electric power, water, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Threats include cyber-criminal groups looking to steal information […]

Networking Security, Security

California can enforce net neutrality law, judge rules in loss for ISPs

February 24, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

California can start enforcing the net neutrality law it enacted over two years ago, a federal judge ruled yesterday in a loss for Internet service providers. Broadband-industry lobby groups’ motion for a preliminary injunction was denied by Judge John Mendez […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Microsoft unveils three more ‘industry clouds’ for financial, manufacturing and nonprofit

February 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is continuing to roll out more vertical cloud packages tailored for specific vertical industries. On February 24, the company announced three more of these “industry clouds” for financial services, manufacturing and nonprofit. These supplement the already-announced Microsoft cloud packages […]

Mobile Security, Security

Mobile phishing against government surged with pandemic telework

February 24, 2021

Via: StateScoop

An open-ended period of widespread remote work at all levels of government fueled an aggressive surge in mobile phishing attacks designed to steal public-sector employees’ credentials, according to research published Wednesday by the security firm Lookout. Mobile phishing attempts exploded […]