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Federal, Policy

Did Trump Use Instruments of State Power to Punish AT&T and Amazon? Democrats Intend to Find Out

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

Now that they’re about to control the House, Democrats are planning to investigate Trump administration activities that appeared to be aimed at hurting major media concerns—namely the attempted blockage of the AT&T-Time Warner merger and the targeting of Amazon over […]


Networking, Tech

What Is the ‘Paris Call?’ Google and Microsoft Back Emmanuel Macron’s New Plan to Protect the Internet

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

Tech giants including Alphabet and Microsoft are reportedly backing a call for greater online regulation targeting everything from cyber-attacks and election interference to intellectual property theft and barriers to Internet access. The initiative, known as the “Paris Call for Trust […]


Operations Security, Security

Audit flags multiple concerns for Treasury’s IT systems

November 9, 2018

Via: FCW

A new audit from the Department of Treasury’s Inspector General found a number of IT security flaws around the agency’s management of collateral national security systems. The report documents a range of sloppy or incomplete IT security control practices for […]


Networking, Tech

AT&T steps up copyright enforcement, kicks customers off network

November 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T is terminating the broadband service of more than a dozen customers who were accused multiple times of copyright infringement, according to a report by Axios today. “It’s the first time AT&T has discontinued customer service over piracy allegations since […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

With no evidence, Georgia’s top voting official accuses Dems of “cyberattack”

November 6, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In the run-up to nationwide elections set for Tuesday, the secretary of state of Georgia has made explosive and seemingly unsubstantiated allegations that the Democratic Party of Georgia is somehow implicated in a “failed cyberattack” of the state’s online voter […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Vendors tell OMB to keep it simple on cloud

November 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Some heavy hitting cloud providers acknowledge there are differences in public and private service models, as well as what services might be, but they don’t recommended recasting the existing definition carved out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. […]


Operations Security, Security

DHS risk center wants to revolutionize cyber response, but first it must get organized

November 5, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security’s new National Risk Management Center has ambitious goals for changing the way government and industry approach business. But first, it must get organized. NRMC Deputy Director Mark Kneidinger told the Information Security and Privacy Advisory […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Some States Allow You to Register to Vote on Election Day. Here’s the List

November 5, 2018

Via: Fortune

Election Day in the United States is less than 24 hours away. For those of you who have forgotten or neglected to register to vote, there are a number of states in which all is not lost. If you live […]


Federal, Policy

DHS rolls out supply chain task force

October 31, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security announced the formation of a new task force focused on supply chain threats to information and communications technology. According to a release by DHS, the task force will develop recommendations for the industry to identify […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Making sense of IBM-Red Hat in the multi-cloud era

October 30, 2018

Via: CIO

IBM’s $34 billion bid for Red Hat will have left customers of the two companies wondering what comes next. Big Blue wants Red Hat because it is “the world’s leading provider of open-source cloud solutions, and the emerging leader in […]