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Cybersecurity

Mystery hackers are “hyperjacking” targets for insidious spying

September 30, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

For decades, virtualization software has offered a way to vastly multiply computers’ efficiency, hosting entire collections of computers as “virtual machines” on just one physical machine. And for almost as long, security researchers have warned about the potential dark side […]


Cybersecurity

The New Cybersecurity Motto: Trust is Not an Option

September 29, 2022

Via: CIO

The discovery of the Log4j vulnerability in December 2021 is one of the more recent and prominent reminders of why cybersecurity teams need to implement a zero-trust security architecture. Not that they should need reminders. Incidents are happening every day, […]


Policy, State & Local

12 fastest growing US cities for IT talent

September 28, 2022

Via: CIO

These days, it’s difficult to find a company that isn’t looking for qualified professionals to fill vital IT roles. In fact, despite layoffs and hiring freezes reported among technology companies, IT job postings grew month-over-month in the first half of […]


Cybersecurity

How cybercriminals use public online and offline data to target employees

September 28, 2022

Via: CSO Online

We post our daily lives to social media and think nothing of making key details about our lives public. We need to reconsider what we share online and how attackers can use this information to target businesses. Your firm’s security […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

What are the new Windows 11 22H2 security features?

September 27, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Windows 11 2022 (22H2 release) is now out, and Microsoft has once again placed a heavy emphasis on security. The good news for this release is that even Windows Home versions can receive some of the key security features with […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

IaC Scanning: A Fantastic, Overlooked Learning Opportunity

September 27, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Everything you read about infrastructure as code (IaC) is focused on how it works or why you want to make sure that it actually is building the way you want it to build. These are critical areas. But are we […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Biden to tell Ohioans his policies will revive manufacturing

September 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden wants to put the spotlight on a rare bipartisan down payment on U.S. manufacturing when he visits Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a new Intel computer chip facility. Biden heads to suburban Columbus to take […]


Policy, State & Local

Senators urge DOJ to flex debarment authority

August 12, 2022

Via: FCW

According to two Democratic senators, the federal government is “failing to use key tools in its arsenal against corporate criminals.” Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) urged top Department of Justice leaders to leverage suspension and debarment authorities […]


IT Policy, Tech

FTC contemplates rules to protect against commercial surveillance and lax data privacy

August 12, 2022

Via: FCW

The Federal Trade Commission is looking at boosting its efforts to combat commercial surveillance and relaxed data security, in an effort to protect online consumer privacy. As part of this effort, the FTC seeks public comment on its Advance Notice […]


Cybersecurity

How to Clear Security Obstacles and Achieve Cloud Nirvana

August 12, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Many security practitioners take their eye off cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) security based on the faulty assumption that the providers are inherently secure. While most providers are, the cloud is so flexible and customizable that every organization might open different […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

The CIO’s Hybrid Cloud Journey Incorporates Extensive Systems Thinking

August 11, 2022

Via: CIO

Heading down the path of systems thinking for the hybrid cloud is the equivalent of taking the road less traveled in the storage industry. It is much more common to hear vendor noise about direct cloud integration features, such as […]


Cybersecurity

Former CISA Chief Wants a New, Cross-Cutting New Agency to Lead Federal Cyber

August 11, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The federal government should establish a new “U.S. Digital Agency” to counter risks associated with emerging digital threats and to further bolster national security around privacy and data management, according to the first-ever director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

August 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country. The competitive grants are more than double the amount […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

How to make your new cloud-first strategy work with full-stack observability

August 9, 2022

Via: CIO

Over the past decade, an ever-growing number of organisations have taken their infrastructure and applications to the cloud, delivering noticeable results impacting the bottom line and several other business metrics. This is why today, a cloud-first strategy is rightly recognised […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

How to Fill the Void in NetOps Visibility to Reduce Risk

July 7, 2022

Via: CIO

‘Mind the gap’ is an automated announcement used by London Underground for more than 50 years to warn passengers about the gap between the train and the platform edge. It’s a message that would resonate well in IT operations. Enterprises […]


Cybersecurity

How the US DHS develops hard-to-find cybersecurity skills

July 7, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Cybersecurity skills are in short supply, and specialized cybersecurity skills are even harder to find. Take, for example, identity and access management skills, for which employers are paying an average 17% premium over base pay, according to the most recent […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

BNY Mellon’s Joseph Sieczkowski: cloud removes opportunity cost

July 6, 2022

Via: CIO

Founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton, BNY Mellon is one of the oldest banks in the U.S. and is the world’s largest custodian bank and securities services company, with $2.4 trillion in assets under management, another $46 trillion in assets […]


Health Care, Industry

How Pfizer Won the Pandemic, Reaping Outsize Profit and Influence

July 6, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The grinding two-plus years of the pandemic have yielded outsize benefits for one company — Pfizer — making it both highly influential and hugely profitable as covid-19 continues to infect tens of thousands of people and kill hundreds each day. […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Virginia behavioral health dept. refreshes data system for young children

June 30, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services this week announced the launch of a new data system it says will help case workers collect information from families at their homes, and also relieve some of the administrative burden […]


Cybersecurity

U.S. data privacy and security solutions emerging at the federal level

June 23, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Although a handful of U.S. states have enacted strict privacy laws, the United States still lacks a comprehensive federal privacy statute, a vacuum that has fueled what many observers argue is a culture of “surveillance capitalism.” The lack of a […]