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9/27/2016

A lawsuit between New York state and Trump International Hotels Management is ending in a $50,000 settlement from the Trump chain and an agreement to improve cybersecurity. The settlement follows a cybersecurity breach at five of the Trump Hotels, in which the business was accused of failing to notify customers of the breaches until four months after the malware was discovered.

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Reuters
9/27/2016

US military weapons remain vulnerable to hacking as the government aims to put the right software and systems in place to secure them. Air Force Space Command Gen. John E. Hyten says the military is not "organized correctly" to defend weapons against cyberattacks, and Christopher Weggeman, commander of Air Forces Cyber, says it could take "decades" to get there.

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FedScoop
9/27/2016

Operator error caused the theft of NSA code for potent cyberweaponry, as the tools were left out in the open, a Reuters report states. The NSA chose to leave the companies involved in the dark about the breach to gain information about who stole the code.

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9/27/2016

Microsoft unveiled a cloud-based tool that uses artificial intelligence to find bugs in its software. The company said the AI-loaded "Project Springfield" detects bugs by asking "what if questions" and touted the technology as one of the "most sophisticated tools" Microsoft has in fighting off bugs.

9/27/2016

The rise of cloud-based chat apps could be fresh grounds for the "age old" security threat of spear phishing, Kevin O'Brien writes. While email has evolved to recognize and block many phishing threats, chat apps are a new frontier for the attacks, and enterprises that use the apps should consider a comprehensive solution for securing them.

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Network World
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9/27/2016

IBM's Project DataWorks is a cloud-based program that aims to help companies integrate big data and artificial intelligence to analytics. It is built upon a collaboration between all the technologies that work with data, including Apache Spark, IBM Watson Analytics and the IBM Data Science Experience.

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CIO.com
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9/27/2016

Aon was live at Facebook on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for the 9th Annual Aon Technology Symposium, one of the premier technology events in the industry. The symposium for technology companies focused on the escalating risks that are top of mind for every technology executive responsible for the company's financial health and risk management needs. See the replay here.

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facebook.com
9/26/2016

The fight for control of the Spratly Islands, an area of islands and reefs in the South China Sea, has continued, with multiple cyberattacks attributed to the Chinese government. The hacks have affected both the Philippines and Vietnam, as well as America's military in the region.

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TechCrunch
9/26/2016

More than half of IT professionals believe that files moved to the Recycle Bin are deleted forever, research by Blancco Technology Group has found. A further 51% believe that reformatting a hard drive removes all sensitive information -- highlighting a growing risk to the way data is stored.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
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9/26/2016

The number of cyberincidents reported on the federal level increased from 5,503 in 2006 to 77,183 in 2015, a 1,300% increase, data from the Government Accountability Office show. The GAO notes that feds are "inherently at risk," with "78,907 publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exposures" as of Sept. 15 of this year.

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Network World