The Executive Office of the President has missed important cybersecurity reporting deadlines for three years, say the heads of two Senate committees that oversee cybersecurity compliance. In a letter to the president detailing their concerns, Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., write that the White House last supplied a cybersecurity compliance report to the Office of Management and Budget in fiscal 2008.
Cyberinsurance is a new market established to provide coverage for businesses -- including contracting firms -- at risk of cybersecurity breaches. In the event of a cybersecurity issue, losses can include payouts to third parties harmed by the disclosure of personal information, as well as the costs associated with following regulations such as notices to possibly affected parties. Although such losses may be covered by general liability, excess or even crime policies, a specific policy may be required in case existing policies don't cover them, three attorneys write.
FitLight Trainer, a wireless sensor device with sets of flashing LED lights that delivers data back to a tablet, is designed to help athletes improve coordination, speed, reaction time and agility. The lights respond to physical contact, and the reported data generates recommendations on how users can improve skills.
Sony has added three Bluetooth speakers to its SRS-X line that are bigger and pack more features than the SRS-X speakers released last month. The SRS-X77, X88 and X99 are priced at $300, $400 and $700, respectively, and they all feature Sony's ClearAudio+ technology.
Hewlett-Packard has submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission for the creation of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise ahead of the planned Nov. 1 split of HP into HPE and HP Inc. The company says it's not required to file paperwork for HP Inc. because it will be a continuation of the parent company. CEO Meg Whitman will be head of HPE, while Dion Weisler will lead HP Inc.
Apple's next iPhone, expected to debut this fall, will be powered by a Qualcomm Long-Term Evolution chip that will have double the download speed of the iPhone 6, sources say. The new phone could reach speeds of 300 megabits per second and boast a better battery life, a 9to5Mac report states.
Smoother video streaming from YouTube is coming to the latest iOS and Android devices. The high-frame-rate option plays videos at 60 frames per second for "silky smooth playback," YouTube says, a particular advantage in gaming.
Intel and Honeywell are working together on a security solution aimed at the rising number of Internet-connected devices in the manufacturing industry. "Protecting our critical infrastructure and the emerging IIoT [Industrial Internet of Things] from cyberthreats is a priority, and the collaboration of two industry leaders will go a long way toward that goal," said Intel Security's Raj Samani.
The Trump Hotel Collection acknowledged Wednesday that it had been notified of "potential suspicious credit card activity" at its properties and is investigating. Financial industry sources said the breach could extend back as far as February. If confirmed, it would be the latest in a string of attacks targeting the hospitality industry.