Microsoft has reportedly signed a deal to make its full Office 365 suite available to 17 US intelligence agencies. The agreement could help the company's bid for a billion-dollar Pentagon cloud-computing contract, experts believe.
American Express' Deborah Curtis talks about the company's focus on brand experiences and its collaborations with Justin Timberlake, the NBA and Coachella to engage with card members. Curtis also discusses the Amex Music app and how the brand uses "digital touchpoints to not only inform the experiences we create but also to connect these experiences for our customers to make them more personal, more meaningful, more joyful."
The Pentagon's Defense Science Board issued a report 10 years ago showing that military installations are dependent on a power grid and attacks on this grid put installations at risk. Nothing has been done since to address this risk, and dangers have grown as foreign countries continue to probe the electric grid, writes Loren Thompson, leaving the military with limited defenses to defend against an outage.
Passwords continue to pose a challenge for organizations when it comes to protecting sensitive data, writes WWPass Vice President Perry Chaffee. He offers six easy-to-adopt protocols for protecting data, including eliminating passwords, enabling two-factor authentication and exercising caution when using biometrics.
The Department of Homeland Security is on track to add all 23 major federal agencies to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center dashboard by early June. Fifteen of 23 agencies have been added to the dashboard, which is seen as critical to providing cyberthreat protection to federal networks.
Google Home has received an update that allows the devices to communicate via touch-tone signals for users in the US, the UK and Canada. The devices have been capable of making calls since last summer, allowing users to control the phone call option via voice.
Epic has announced that the company intends to release a mobile version of "Fortnite: Battle Royale" for Android this summer, though no date was given. The company may release the Android version simultaneously with the release for the game in the Chinese market, but that has not been confirmed.
Sprint is offering owners of certain Snapdragon-powered PCs free 4G LTE for 2018. Users who purchase "Always Connected" devices -- the HP Envy x2, the Lenovo Miix 630 or the Asus NovaGo -- will be able to take advantage of the deal, which runs until Dec. 31.
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