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Federal, Policy

Trump Names Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson to Lead the FAA Amid the Boeing Scandal

March 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump named former airline executive Stephen Dickson to run the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces scrutiny for its role in approving the Boeing Co. 737 Max for service before two fatal crashes of the jetliner. The […]


Federal, Policy

Mueller’s Probe of Cohen Dates to Mid-2017, New Documents Show

March 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

Special Counsel Robert Mueller began looking into President Donald Trump’s one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen soon after beginning his investigation and prosecutors already had gathered considerable information about alleged campaign finance violations by the time FBI agents raided Cohen properties, […]


Operations Security, Security

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

March 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app. The keys are managed in the AWS KMS […]


Networking Security, Security

Desperate to get through to execs, some cybersecurity vendors are resorting to lies and blackmail

March 18, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The cybersecurity vendor marketplace is growing so crowded that some companies have been resorting to extreme tactics to get security executives on the phone to pitch their products, including lying about security emergencies and threatening to expose insignificant breaches to […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon’s 5G to launch first in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

March 13, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Verizon today announced the launch details of its first standards-based 5G wireless service. Starting on April 11 5G will be available throughout areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. Current subscribers can expect to pay an additional $10 a month for access, […]


Federal, Policy

Why Trump Should Think Twice Before Granting ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’ Card to Huawei CFO

March 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

By hinting so publicly and so often that he might grant clemency for Meng Wanzhou, President Trump has created for himself an awkward Hobson’s Choice. Meng is the chief financial officer of Huawei Technology, the giant Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer. […]


Software, Tech

Mozilla launches its free, encrypted file sharing service, Firefox Send

March 12, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Firefox Send, Mozilla’s free, encrypted file transfer service, is officially launching to the public today following its debut as a “Test Pilot” experiment back in August 2017. The service allows web users to share files up to 2.5 GB in […]


Federal, Policy

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank Over Trump

March 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

The New York State attorney general’s office issued subpoenas late Monday night to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for financial records about major Trump Organization projects, the New York Times reported. The documents sought would cover loan applications, mortgages, and […]


Mobile Security, Security

RSA Show Underscores Need for Security Focus in App Dev

March 12, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

Speakers and exhibitors at last week’s RSA Conference outlined why DevSecOps need to be implemented throughout the software development cycle. As Amazon Web Services Senior Manager Steve Andrews blogged in July, “Leaving security out of DevOps is asking for trouble.” […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A “serious” Windows zeroday is being actively exploited in the wild

March 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Google security officials are advising Windows users to ensure they’re using the latest version 10 of the Microsoft operating system to protect themselves against a “serious,” unpatched vulnerability that attackers have been actively exploiting in the wild. Unidentified attackers have […]