Intel did not report the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team until after the vulnerabilities had been made public, tech companies have written. The flaws were reported Jan. 3, six months after Alphabet notified Intel of them.
An updated college-level cybersecurity curriculum was released this week, along with a website for community engagement. "Cybersecurity Curricula 2017" features guidelines for cybersecurity education based on a report released by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Fifty-seven percent of US federal agencies were affected by a data breach within the past year, compared with just 26% of government agencies outside the US, a Thales report has found. The report found that outdated legacy systems and budget cuts for cybersecurity contributed to the increase in breaches.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported higher-than-predicted sales, with $7.67 billion in sales for the first quarter. The company will likely continue cost-cutting initiatives and plans to spend $7 billion in buybacks and dividend increases, CEO Antonio Neri indicated.
Dell EMC has launched four additional certification programs through its Proven Professional Program. The certifications show participants have completed training in topics including multicloud solutions and infrastructure security.
The FBI has alerted taxpayers to an increase in hackers targeting W-2 information using phishing strategies. "The most popular method remains impersonating an executive, either through a compromised or spoofed email in order to obtain W-2 information from a Human Resource (HR) professional within the same organization," the FBI's notice says.
AT&T has expanded its dynamic, network-based SD-WAN to include more than 150 countries and territories. Users can connect via a single VPN and use MPLS features.
Companies are increasingly relying on cloud architects to find cloud solutions, with 61% of technology architects identifying themselves as cloud architects, according to a RightScale survey of 997 IT professionals. Cloud architects oversee a company's cloud adoption, design and monitoring, TechTarget states.
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