Tech experts open up with 15 tips for building in cybersecurity during the development process. Tips include incorporating threat modeling, knowing where to devote time and resources, and fostering a culture of cybersecurity throughout the company.
When it comes to personal data, we should look for protection from the government, companies that aggregate our data and ourselves, writes Gord Hotchkiss. Each area has its drawbacks, and it's time for a solution that combines universal data portability with control of our data without burden, Hotchkiss writes.
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday approved four bills designed to secure energy infrastructure from cyberattacks. The bills would create new programs to protect electric grids and pipelines and would enhance the Department of Energy's cybersecurity focus.
Facebook and Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord initiative, which aims to improve the security of the internet while also helping companies that experience cyberattacks. More than 30 companies, including HP, Cisco and Dell, have signed on for the initiative.
As cities get smarter and are constantly connected, their risk of cyberattacks increases. Organizations and companies including Securingsmartcities.org, Siemens, IBM and Deloitte are doing their part to improve cities while also keeping security at the forefront.
China-based Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment provider and third-largest smartphone vendor, plans to focus on existing markets outside the US after the US government labeled it a security threat. Government officials also had raised concerns about Huawei's potential to dominate the 5G market in coming years.
ZTE is looking for new operating system options after the US banned American companies from selling parts or software to it for seven years. The ban from the Department of Commerce was put into effect as a result of sanction violations with Iran and would stop Google from licensing Android apps or services to ZTE.
MicroCorp announced Tuesday that it has purchased Open Spectrum, a data center marketplace provider based in North Carolina. The two companies were already working together, MicroCorp President Phil Keenan says, and the acquisition will allow MicroCorp to create a new cloud services business unit.
A report from the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence predicts widespread changes in the UK job market because of AI and calls for government spending for retraining. The report, "AI in the UK: Ready, willing and able?" also calls for changes in education so students will be ready for a world filled with AI.
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