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  1. Cloud computing has won. But we still don't know what that means Cloud computing has won. But we still don’t know what that means - The cloud revolution means big changes ahead for jobs and more. And don't expect the rate of change to slow.   There's little doubt that cloud computing is now the absolutely dominant force across enterprise computing. Most companies have switched from buying their own hardware and software to renting both from vendors who host their… Continue Reading
  2. Experts tout $2 billion in cybersecurity funding in Biden's infrastructure bill Billions of dollars in grants and funding will be provided to FEMA, CISA and the EPA to protect the country's critical systems and local governments. Congress passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday that included about $2 billion in cybersecurity funding. The bill -- now heading to President Joe Biden's desk -- includes $1 billion in state, local, tribal and territorial cyberdefense grants, $100 million for the Department of Homeland Security, and $21 million for National Cyber Director Chris Inglis. Experts tout $2 billion in cybersecurity funding in Biden’s infrastructure bill - Billions of dollars in grants and funding will be provided to FEMA, CISA and the EPA to protect the country's critical systems and local governments. Congress passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday that included about $2 billion in cybersecurity funding. The bill -- now heading to President Joe Biden's desk -- includes… Continue Reading
  3. Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to business. But most firms still aren’t ready for it - Many firms have no incident response plans, or ever test their cyber defenses says cybersecurity chief.   Ransomware is the most significant cybersecurity threat facing organizations ranging from critical national infrastructure providers and large enterprises to schools and local businesses – but it's a threat which can be countered. In a speech at the Chatham… Continue Reading
  4. Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration - One easily disproved conspiracy theory linked the ~six-hour outage to a supposed data breach tied to a Sept. 22 hacker forum ad for 1.5B Facebook user records. As of Monday night, Facebook had crawled back from what may have been its longest blackout ever and apologized for the mass outage that left billions of users… Continue Reading
  5. US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian cryptocurrency exchange for work with ransomware groups Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex was sanctioned for its role in facilitating massive ransomware transactions. The US Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that it was going after Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex for facilitating ransomware payments in some of the first public, concrete action taken against ransomware groups. US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian cryptocurrency exchange for work with ransomware groups - Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex was sanctioned for its role in facilitating massive ransomware transactions.   The US Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that it was going after Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex for facilitating ransomware payments in some of the first public, concrete action taken against ransomware groups. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that… Continue Reading
  6. Google: This major privacy change is coming to billions of Android devices soon Google is rolling out a privacy-enhancing answer to all those forgotten and unused Android apps once granted access to your sensitive data. Android apps that haven't been used for a while will soon begin to automatically lose their permission to access sensitive device features, such as sensors, SMS messages, and contact lists. Google: This major privacy change is coming to billions of Android devices soon - Google is rolling out a privacy-enhancing answer to all those forgotten and unused Android apps once granted access to your sensitive data. Android apps that haven't been used for a while will soon begin to automatically lose their permission to access sensitive device features, such as sensors, SMS messages, and contact lists. Come December, Google… Continue Reading
  7. Phishing attacks: One in three suspect emails reported by employees really are malicious Up to a third of emails that were flagged as suspicious by employees were actually a threat, according to a new report. Phishing attacks: One in three suspect emails reported by employees really are malicious - Up to a third of emails that were flagged as suspicious by employees were actually a threat, according to a new report. All the time spent ticking boxes in cybersecurity training sessions seems to be paying off after all: according to a new report, about a third of emails reported by employees really are malicious… Continue Reading
  8. youtube YouTube’s algorithm is still recommending videos that you wish you hadn’t seen, say researchers - Mozilla led a 10-month investigation to try and uncover the workings of YouTube's recommendation algorithm - and found it is time for the platform to provide full transparency. YouTube's algorithm is recommending videos that viewers wish afterwards that they hadn't seen, according to research carried out by Mozilla. And at times, found the report, the… Continue Reading
  9. Facebook will begin beaming advertisements into virtual reality Facebook will begin beaming advertisements into virtual reality - Well, it was only a matter of time. Advertising giant Facebook announced Wednesday that they’re going to begin testing advertising inside virtual reality titles on its Oculus platform soon. The first roll-out is limited enough, with Facebook testing ads inside a single gaming shooter title: Blaston from Resolution Games. They are interestingly not rolling this… Continue Reading
  10. A Senate proposal for a new US agency to protect Americans’ data is back A Senate proposal for a new US agency to protect Americans’ data is back - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has revived a bill that would establish a new U.S. federal agency to shield Americans from the invasive practices of tech companies operating in their own backyard. Last year, Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Data Protection Act, a legislative proposal that would create an independent agency designed to address modern concerns around… Continue Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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