AT&T is proposing to acquire Time Warner for $84.5 billion, raising complicated questions that involve US antitrust law. Kevin Granville and Tiffany Hsu look back at AT&T's antitrust battle history and show that the rapidly changing US media environment is only further complicating the current issue.
Businesses that have employees use their own devices or corporate mobile devices have an average of 54 mobile malware attempts each year, according to a Check Point report. Every business studied was exposed to mobile malware, and 94% of security professionals expect the number of attacks to increase.
CEOs and company boards have growing concerns about cybersecurity, leading many to look more thoroughly into the security skills and experience of chief information officer candidates, Korn/Ferry International's Gerry McNamara said. Also, potential new hires should do their own due diligence about cybersecurity skills requirements before accepting job offers, McNamara noted.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced that the state will launch the Cyber Oregon initiative to improve cybersecurity as part of a bill that called for the development of a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Companies in the state have reported 165 data breaches since Jan. 1, 2016.
Mesh networking can centralize internet of things devices in smart homes and make them easier to manage, per Qualcomm's Connectivity Business unit lead, Rahul Patel. Carrier-class mesh networking could resolve connection issues, and Patel urges internet service providers to consider mesh networking, saying, "If you don't move fast, you lose out on the home becoming a cloud providers' and have no control over what happens in the home."
Cavium, a security chipmaker in San Jose, Calif., will be purchased by Marvell Technology Group for $6 billion. It's expected that the deal will close in 2018 and that Marvell will pay $40, along with 2.1757 Marvell common shares, for each share of Cavium stock.
Sixty-five percent of millennials are not aware or concerned about security risks involved with the purchase of internet of things toys and devices, according to Keeper Security. The survey of 1,000 US adults age 25 to 34 found 53% of respondents intend to purchase an IoT toy.
Multiple startups are said to be working on high-resolution radar chips for automotive applications, planning to offer an alternative to LiDAR in automated driving, this analysis notes. "With the trend to autonomous driving progressing rapidly, the need for high-resolution radar is also increasing," said Michael Knebelkamp of NXP Semiconductors.
The CoolMOS CFD7, a 600-volt metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, is now in volume production at Infineon Technologies. The MOSFET can be used in switched-mode power supplies for electric vehicle charging stations, servers and telecommunications equipment.