President Donald Trump is expected to boost cybersecurity spending and focus on enhanced surveillance and encryption systems, cybersecurity experts say. Other plans could include using the National Security Agency and other agencies to enhance cyberdefense, they say.
The chance of a cyberattack is high, but a large number of corporate directors said they are not prepared for a major incident, and only 38% said they are worried about a breach. The lack of expertise and knowledge around cybersecurity is one of the leading reasons boards are not ready to deal with threats.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is struggling to transform its business model, missing analysts' revenue estimates for a third straight quarter and losing cloud-based business to Amazon and Microsoft. CEO Meg Whitman lowered the company's earnings guidance after fiscal first-quarter sales fell 10% to $11.4 billion as enterprise server, storage and networking revenues all dropped, while earnings rose a penny per share to 16 cents per share, or $267 million.
Smartphone cameras and microphones are potential malware targets, analysts say. Outdated software and hardware can leave phones vulnerable to malware that is used to spy on conversations and track unaware phone users.
Grand Valley State University will offer cybersecurity programs for graduate and undergraduate students at its Padnos College of Engineering and Computing. The institution will also add a Network and Security Lab at its Allendale campus for hacking and cyberattack simulations.
St. Louis and Orlando and Tampa, Fla., were the cities with the top instances of malware infections across the US last year, reporting rates more than five times the national average, a report from Enigma Software Group states. Also in the top 10 were Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Madison, Wis., Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C.
Students graduating from the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program this spring won't be able to take federal jobs due to President Donald Trump's hiring freeze. This poses several problems for students, leading many to consider jobs in state IT positions or face the possibility of paying back tuition and fees of $150,000 to $200,000 for not procuring employment per their agreement with the program.
Microsoft Network Performance Monitor lets cloud users swiftly discover the source of network problems. The connectivity-analysis tool continuously tests network performance and issues alerts to help IT professionals keep systems operating.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to map out the department's acquisitions operations and find places for new roles, such as chief innovation officer. Mattis has also asked Work to investigate how innovation units can speed acquisitions, and he has asked him to develop a plan for optimizing information management and cyberoperations.
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