Micron announced a plan to take full control of its IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel and make it a wholly owned subsidiary. Micron will pay $1.5 billion to Intel as well as take on Intel's nearly $1 billion debt to the joint venture.
Coinbase is releasing an open-source security scaling tool to the general public via GitHub. Salus will allow users to update repositories and scanner setups efficiently.
There's a serious shortage of cybersecurity experts, but only 20% of cybersecurity workers are women, which limits perspective when it comes to solving cyberthreats. "The wider variety of people and experience we have defending our networks, the better our chances of success," says Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future.
Cybersecurity education needs to begin from the ground up, experts said in a recent webinar from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Without security at an engineering level, all other parts of the system are vulnerable, said Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology who focuses on security engineering and architecture.
Yale University is facing a second lawsuit for a decade-old data breach that exposed the information of 100,000 former students. Hackers gained access to Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and more between April 2008 and January 2009.
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at tightening security surrounding IoT devices. The bill would bar government agencies from acquiring IoT devices and sensors that don't meet certain security requirements.
As the largest defense contractor in the world, Lockheed Martin needs to have tight cybersecurity in place, especially since it has been dodging attacks since 2003. The company uses "intelligence-driven defense," which tracks trends to map hackers' patterns, to prevent data breaches.
Atlassian released its Jira Software tool to all Jira users, which aims to allow a more flexible workflow. Both the updated version and the classic view will be available, says Jake Brereton, head of marketing for Jira Software Cloud.
An Uptime Institute report urged data centers to prepare for the impact of climate change and natural disasters on their operations. "Now more than ever, it is crucial to understand any potential vulnerabilities to make new and existing facilities better prepared for extreme weather events," the report says.
InfoVista plans to grow its channel partners' SD-WAN offerings through an "all indirect, all the time" strategy, says InfoVista's Jon Howe. "Where we are today is we have some great use cases in the enterprise space [and] we understand how to work with large MSP partners," he says, adding that the challenge is to "scale that model globally."
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