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Policy, State & Local

Kansas taps agriculture CIO to direct statewide IT strategy

November 17, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Kansas Office of Information Technology Services has tapped the chief information officer of the state’s agriculture department to fill the role of statewide chief information technology architect, DeAngela Burns-Wallace, the state’s chief information technology officer, said Tuesday. The new […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach

October 27, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides companies with employment verification screening services to determine if employees […]


Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

October 9, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T is planning thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., and other parts of WarnerMedia as part of a plan to cut costs by up to 20 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. WarnerMedia is what used to be […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Elusive hacker-for-hire group Bahamut linked to historical attack campaigns

October 9, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Attack attribution is one of the most difficult aspects of malware research and it’s not uncommon for different security companies to attribute attack campaigns to different threat actors only to later discover that they were the work of the same […]


Operations Security, Security

European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after ‘interim measures’ flex

October 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments from the U.S. chipmaker to suspend all existing agreements […]


Networking Security, Security

Chrome 86 arrives with a slew of new security features

October 7, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The highlight feature is support for the ‘.well-known/change-password’ file. Should Google detect that one of your saved passwords was part of a security breach, you’ll be prompted to change it. Not only are you informed of the danger, but Google […]


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Iowa launches vulnerability disclosure program for election-related sites

October 1, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced Thursday that his office is launching a new program allowing outside security experts to find and patch weaknesses in its websites, including those related to elections. With the new vulnerability disclosure program, Iowa […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Justice Department says WeChat users won’t be penalized under Trump’s executive order

September 17, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

In a Wednesday filing in federal court, the United States government said that users who use or download WeChat “to convey personal or business information” will not be subject to penalties under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning transactions with […]


Federal, Policy

Trump vows not to extend TikTok deadline beyond September 15

September 11, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, is facing a looming September 15 deadline to sell its US operations or have them shut down by the Trump administration. On Thursday evening, President Trump told reporters that the deadline wouldn’t be […]


Policy, State & Local

Illinois CIO Ron Guerrier exits state government

September 8, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Illinois Chief Information Officer Ron Guerrier stepped down Friday after 18 months with the state government, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. In a string of tweets, Pritzker, who appointed Guerrier as his CIO and secretary of the Illinois Department of Innovation […]