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Smart cities are a tempting target for cyberattacks, so it’s time to secure them now

May 7, 2021

Via: ZDnet
Category: Cybersecurity

Internet-connected technology that’s used to power smart cities makes a very tempting target for cyberattacks and local authorities need to be aware of the risks that they – and their citizens – could face if malicious hackers are able to […]


Senate panel approves Biden nominees to Postal Service board

April 28, 2021

A Senate committee on Wednesday approved President Joe Biden’s three nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service. The nominees — Ron Stroman, a former deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, who leads the nonprofit National Vote at Home […]


How Biden’s capital gains proposal may hit middle-class home sellers in red-hot markets

April 28, 2021

Via: CNBC
Category: Federal, Policy

As home prices soar, some sellers in red-hot markets may face a costly surprise come tax time. President Joe Biden will propose in a nationwide address Wednesday a capital gains tax increase for the top 0.3% of households — those […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Reps. Crawford, Rouzer, Cohen introduce legislation prioritizing transportation workers for PPE, vaccines

May 11, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford (R-AR), David Rouzer (R-NC), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the legislation Friday that would give priority to transportation workers when it comes to personal protective equipment and vaccines. The Critical Infrastructure Employee Protection Act would require […]


Cybersecurity

Colonial Pipeline cyber attack and the high stakes for Biden, business world relationship

May 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack which hit critical national energy infrastructure may represent a new level of ransomware, but there is one aspect to the vulnerability exposed in U.S. defenses that is a reminder of what experts already knew: the […]


Cybersecurity

Russian cybercriminals just pulled off a devastating attack inside the US

May 10, 2021

Via: BGR

Unless operations are restored by Tuesday at the major US fuel pipeline that a Russian gang of cybercriminals hit with a ransomware attack on Friday, problems are going to start mounting, rapidly. First impacting the Atlanta area as well as […]


Federal, Policy

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

May 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future. A new […]