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12/15/2017

Software giant Oracle reported a second-quarter revenue increase of 6%, reflecting strong growth in cloud services, although some analysts were expecting a stronger showing from the company's cloud business. Oracle posted net income of $2.2 billion.

12/15/2017

Employees who are disengaged or have low morale can pose a cybersecurity risk. Experts say employers should consider "gamifying" cybersecurity training and breaking it up into shorter segments to keep employees engaged.

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Forbes
12/15/2017

In an effort to utilize third-party service providers, Etsy has signed a five-year agreement with Google as its primary cloud provider. The shift, which is expected to take about two years, has begun with Etsy migrating some of its applications and having its employees train on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure.

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Google, Etsy
12/15/2017

An upgraded user interface for mobile devices and a thorough redesign for the iPad are now available with Dropbox's Paper note-taking and collaboration tool. The update also includes new calendar features and a revamped display for the mobile editor.

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12/15/2017

Businesses are being offered more visibility and control over network activity on iOS with a new Security Connector app from Apple and Cisco. The app monitors activity in user- and app-generated traffic to thwart ransomware and malware on enterprise-managed iOS devices.

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Cisco, Apple
12/15/2017

An undisclosed plant halted operations after an attack that shut down its safety system, confirmed FireEye and Schneider Electric. The attack, which is suspected to have been launched by a nation-state, targeted a Triconex system in an attempt to shut it down before the attack was identified.

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Reuters
12/15/2017

With a global cybersecurity professional shortage of 2 million predicted by 2019, universities and K-12 schools are hoping that students will be able to fill the job gap. K-12 schools are integrating cybersecurity into their lesson plans and offering college credit for taking cybersecurity courses, while colleges are hosting competitions and launching programs aimed at women and minorities.

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EdTech online
12/15/2017

The University of Maryland is teaming up with Capital One for an innovation lab that will be used for research in cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning. Capital One will be investing $3 million to endow the department of computer science chair and support education and research.

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The Baltimore Sun
12/15/2017

The White House on Wednesday released a report discussing ways the federal government can modernize its IT systems to provide better service and improve security. The recommendations outlined in the report include a push for federal agencies to begin using cloud storage.

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The Hill
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12/15/2017

Cognitive Systems is offering use of Aura WiFi Motion technology to those who are developing products for the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform. The Aura technology acts as a motion-monitoring system via a series of beacons placed in electrical outlets through the home.

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Cognitive Systems, Qualcomm, WiFi