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8/31/2015

A court ruling that upheld the Federal Trade Commission's right to sue companies for poor cybersecurity practices is stoking fear in the business community. Some are worried that an emboldened FTC will embark on a wave of regulation that could end up being counterproductive.

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The Hill
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Federal Trade Commission
8/31/2015

Uber has added security experts to its Advanced Technologies Center "to continue building out a world-class safety and security program," a spokeswoman said. Charlie Miller, who worked at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, who worked at IOActive, are the two white-hat hackers who recently took control of a Jeep Cherokee in a hacking demonstration. They begin work at the Uber this week.

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Reuters, Quartz
8/31/2015

As automakers move to increase car connectivity and include features that allow drivers to make purchases while on the road, identity theft risk will rise, predicts Thilo Koslowski, Gartner's VP of auto practice. Optiv's Ryan Smith adds, "When payment systems come online inside of cars, it will be an attack surface that attackers will start looking at and poking at."

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Bloomberg
8/31/2015

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration is orchestrating a collective effort among cybersecurity researchers and vendors to develop improved protocols around the disclosure of product and software vulnerabilities. The agency is hosting a series of meetings starting in September that it hopes will facilitate an industry consensus.

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Computerworld
8/31/2015

Hewlett-Packard says it will team with VMware to sell and support the NSX virtualization platform in an effort to compete with Cisco Systems' software-defined-networking platform, ACI. HP will also provide converged and all-flash storage systems for VMware's vSphere cloud platform and work with the company to make the HP FlexFabric 5930 switch compatible with NSX.

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ZDNet
8/31/2015

CloudMunch is touting an end-to-end hybrid-cloud management service, CloudOps, and its first big partner is VMware, Chris Preimesberger writes. CEO Pradeep Prabhu says CloudOps allows easy movement of applications "between public cloud and private cloud -- performing dev-test in a public cloud, while running production in a private cloud or Web servers in public cloud with database servers in private cloud."

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eWeek
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Chris Preimesberger
8/31/2015

Cloud computing, mobile devices and telecommuting are significant trends driving changes in IT infrastructure management, McKinsey & Co. says. Technology is changing the way people work, and forcing IT management to implement a virtualized, converged infrastructure to meet business needs, Tracy Watson writes.

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B2C Marketing Insider
8/28/2015

Banks and other companies have started moving their websites to the new .bank and other branded domains in an effort to clamp down on cybersecurity. But security experts warn that with the new structure comes the added responsibility of having to ensure their networks' infrastructure is solid, instead of relying on Verisign, which will still control .com domains.

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Bloomberg
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Verisign
8/28/2015

IBM is touting new features for its Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Accelerate software, including block-storage deployment and hybrid data storage. Spectrum Protect will be released on IBM and Cisco Systems' VersaStack this year; Spectrum Accelerate is available through IBM's SoftLayer.

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The VAR Guy, Network World
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IBM, data storage, Cisco Systems
8/28/2015

IBM is touting new features for its Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Accelerate software, including block-storage deployment and hybrid data storage. Spectrum Protect will be released on IBM and Cisco Systems' VersaStack this year; Spectrum Accelerate is available through IBM's SoftLayer.

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The VAR Guy, Network World
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IBM, data storage, Cisco Systems