The effort to protect financial markets from cyberthreats has been boosted by collaboration between the industry and government agencies. Experts at the SmartBrief Cybersecurity Forum cited information sharing as the area that has seen the most improvement. Federal legislation also stands to help market participants address privacy and liability concerns related to cybersecurity, the experts said.
Given a severe shortage of candidates with the right skills to fill cybersecurity positions, panelists at the SmartBrief Cybersecurity Forum favored trying innovative approaches, including internships and internal recruitment. Panelists also discussed where cybersecurity senior managers should be within the chain of command, with some touting benefits of having cybersecurity leaders report directly to the chief technology officer or the chief information officer.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has drafted a guide to help health IT teams secure mobile devices used in health care. The guidance discusses the most serious risks to patient data and strategies for dealing with security attacks, and it calls for balancing security with ease of use for health care teams.
Google on Tuesday unveiled a logo that features a sans-serif font and a slightly tilted "e." An animation posted by Google also shows a new "G" logo for use in applications, an updated microphone image for speech-recognition functions and four bouncing dots that serve as transitions between its looks. "Google's new logo ... tells us a lot about the future of branding in a world of smartphones, smartwatches, GIFs, and mobile video," writes Will Oremus.
A clever turn of phrase can help to clarify your meaning and ensure your message is not forgotten, John Baldoni says in this blog post and video. "Good sound bites are brief, pithy statements that sum up what you're trying to say: Short, sweet and to the point," he says.
Smart leaders build teams with people who have different styles and approaches than their own, but how do they find these people? Be on the lookout for curious, capable candidates who are capable of cooperating with people who see things differently, says John Baldoni in this blog post and video.
Apple expects that initial weekend sales of its iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will outpace Wall Street's modest expectations, noting that weekend online preorders were "very strong" and on pace to exceed last year's total of 10 million units. The devices were available for preorder in China, contributing to the initial weekend totals.
Google researchers have filed a patent for a pair of glasses using piezoelectric material and a magnetorheological fluid that tighten and loosen automatically. The idea is to adjust to a wearer's activity level so the glasses, which would link with a wristband or smartphone, adjust their tension to stay on the user's face.
Leaders should be educated on each part of their business while being smart enough to know people will tell them what they want to hear, says Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the board of Loews Corp. One question he says executives should ask: "Are you telling me this because it's what you believe in, or because you think it's what I want to hear?"
BlackBerry will cut an undisclosed number of jobs in its device unit to focus more on its more profitable mobile-management and security software lines. Also, PC-Tablet reported that Microsoft has contacted investment companies about possibly making a bid for BlackBerry.
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