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1/26/2022

The US Department of Commerce reports American manufacturers have seen their semiconductor supplies dwindle down to five days of chip inventory, citing results of a new survey. "We aren't even close to being out of the woods as it relates to the supply problems with semiconductors," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.

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1/26/2022

The UK's new AI Standards Hub program led by the Alan Turing Institute is the government's latest effort to support artificial intelligence technology and governance best practices. The standards "will create practical tools for businesses, bring the UK's AI community together through a new online platform, and develop educational materials to help organizations develop and benefit from global standards," according to a government statement.

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TRT World (Istanbul)
1/26/2022

Squarespace has rolled out a video feature that gives creators the opportunity to sell access to their content as a single-use or subscription plan. Squarespace will offer 30 minutes of uploaded content for free; creators who want more time for their content can sign up for Member Areas plans.

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1/26/2022

1VALET has tailored its internet of things systems for high-rise buildings, streamlining entry for residents and visitors via entry consoles, facial recognition and smartphone keys.

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1/26/2022

The Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework update raises cybersecurity standards for Defense Industrial Base third-party organizations. "[T]hese updates will support businesses in adopting the practices they need to thwart cyberthreats while minimizing barriers to compliance with DoD requirements," says deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy Jesse Salazar.

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ISACA
1/26/2022

The proliferation of remote work in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many organizations to accelerate their digital transformation and prioritize cybersecurity as a "business enablement function," writes Saugat Sindhu, global head for the strategy and risk unit of Wipro CRS. Maintaining focus on the purpose of each system, communicating and learning from errors are among Sindhu's key recommendations.

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1/26/2022

Automation, training and offshoring should be among the options and tools organizations use to help address a shortage of cybersecurity talent. Commercial products can support DevOps security under an SaaS model that can "scale and adapt as your team's needs change."

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DevOps
1/26/2022

Data breaches have increased significantly from 2020, but "breach fatigue" and state notification laws are slowing consumer response, says Identity Theft Resource Center CEO Eva Velasquez. Also, "[t]here are processes to notify people that don't require an individual letter or an email" -- only a notification on a website, Velasquez notes.

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1/26/2022

Work-from-home issues such as securing external networks and "visual hacking" (merely viewing a computer screen) make protecting data challenging. Businesses can take actions such as implementing secure networks or cloud solutions, installing privacy filters on computer screens, and providing accessible cybersecurity training.

1/26/2022

Micron Technology will shutter its DRAM design facility in Shanghai and is offering to relocate some engineers working there to the US or India. "Many US memory chip design companies opted to put their design teams outside China in the first place, and Micron is moving in that direction," says Wang Lifu, an analyst at ICWise, a semiconductor consultancy.