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Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Biden memo, infrastructure deal deliver cybersecurity performance goals and money

July 30, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Both the Biden administration and the Congress continued their frenetic pace this week to beef up the country’s digital infrastructure protections through two highly consequential and unprecedented initiatives. Both efforts aim to prepare the nation for the next significant cybersecurity […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Tesla agrees to pay $1.5 million in class action battery-throttling lawsuit, vehicle owners to get $625 each

July 30, 2021

Via: TechSpot

CNBC writes that the OTA update arrived in 2019 after a Model S caught fire in Hong Kong. Tesla said the update, pushed out over an “abundance of caution,” would revise charge and thermal management settings on Model S and […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

Biden says he has deal to lower Internet prices, but the details will matter

July 29, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

A bipartisan infrastructure deal will provide $65 billion for broadband deployment and require ISPs that receive funding “to offer a low-cost affordable plan,” the White House said today. President Joe Biden pledged early in his term to lower Internet prices, […]


IT Policy, Tech

Warner says ‘time is now’ for cyber incident reporting legislation

July 22, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would require federal contractors, agencies and critical infrastructure operators to report cyber intrusions to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within 24 hours of discovery. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Networking & Wireless, Tech

Smart City Technology Improves Community Safety Efforts in 2021 and Beyond

July 22, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

Cities are a living ecosystem with constantly evolving needs. 2020 was a clear example of this. The coronavirus pandemic tremendously challenged national, state and city government leaders around the world. Since then, cities and municipalities have dramatically changed day-to-day operations, […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

AT&T Q2 strong as 5G upgrade cycle bolsters revenue from device sales

July 22, 2021

Via: ZDnet

AT&T reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings due to 5G demand and customers upgrading their smartphones. The company also raised its outlook for 2021 after it added 789,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers, well ahead of estimates. AT&T’s report landed a […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Google Cloud CISO Phil Venables on the future of cloud security

July 20, 2021

Via: CSO Online

In March 2021 Google Cloud announced a new offering called Risk Protection Program, which is designed to help its cloud customers reduce security risk and connect with Google’s insurer partners, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Munich Re. The insurers […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it does

July 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

There’s a moment in any foray into new technological territory when you realize you may have embarked on a Sisyphean task. Staring at the multitude of options available to take on the project, you research your options, read the documentation, […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

This New AI Architecture Could Transform the Government

July 12, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Last year, the Department of Energy announced $2 million in funding for research on neuromorphic computing, which aims to mimic the structure and functionality of the human brain. This new approach could provide a more efficient and malleable way to […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Securing infrastructure as code: Perils and best practices

July 8, 2021

Via: CSO Online

As organizations embrace cloud computing, the rate of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) adoption continues to rise. As with many new technologies, security is often bolted onto IaC or forgotten entirely. Securing IaC is important. Here’s how to best do so and the […]