Tag: News

Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021

August 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has joined Google in saying it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn […]

Federal, Policy

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Chinese ‘policies of suppression’

August 7, 2020


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose a fresh round of sanctions on 11 individuals, including Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as tensions between the United States and China accelerate. The Treasury Department designated Lam for her role in overseeing […]

Federal, Policy

Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

August 6, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The Trump administration and broadband industry are resuming their fight against California’s net neutrality law, with the US Department of Justice and ISP lobby groups filing new complaints against the state yesterday. The case is nearly two years old but […]

Infrastructure, Networking

Twitter adds labels for government officials and state-controlled media

August 6, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter is introducing new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and representatives,” the company wrote in the blog post announcing […]

Policy, State & Local

New York attorney general sues to dissolve the NRA

August 6, 2020

Via: Fortune

New York attorney general Letitia James announced Thursday that her office had filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety “for years of self-dealing and illegal conduct” that violate New York’s Charity Law. […]

Networking Security, Security

Could ‘Open’ systems negate Huawei’s influence on 5G?

August 5, 2020

Via: ZDnet

It isn’t really “open source,” the way that phrase is accurately applied to software development. The founding principle of the O-RAN Alliance (where “O-RAN” stands for “Open Radio Access Network”) is for enough stakeholders in the future of wireless communications […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

8 steps to protecting login credentials

August 5, 2020

Via: CSO Online

How many passwords does the average network administrator have? The average end user? Plenty. What can you do to protect those passwords? How do you educate users on protecting their credentials? A recent article in Mashable revealed that an attacker […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

OPA: A general-purpose policy engine for cloud-native

August 5, 2020

Via: InfoWorld all

As your organization embraces the cloud, you may find that the dynamism and scale of the cloud-native stack requires a far more complicated security and compliance landscape. For instance, with container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes gaining traction, developers and devops […]

Federal, Policy

COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control

July 31, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

As COVID-19 hospitalizations in the US approach the highest levels seen in the pandemic so far, national efforts to track patients and hospital resources remain in shambles after the federal government abruptly seized control of data collection earlier this month. […]

Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

Colorado official details plans for penetration testing of election systems

July 28, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Colorado secretary of state’s office said Tuesday it is partnering with the security firm Synack to conduct penetration tests of its election systems ahead of the presidential vote. In an interview with StateScoop, Trevor Timmons, the chief information officer […]