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7/17/2019

Annual contract value growth, actual use of products and executive-level attention are what cloud vendors want most from their customers, writes Adam Mansfield, director of services at UpperEdge.

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Adam Mansfield
7/17/2019

Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan says he would prefer implementation of US federal privacy regulations on 5G technology similar to those used in California and in the EU. Federal laws, Gowrappan says, are preferable to myriad state regulations as Verizon rolls out 5G services.

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Fortune
7/17/2019

Overcome procrastination by examining the fears and opportunities related the task you're putting off, using techniques borrowed from executive coaches, writes Rashan Dixon. "By focusing on the opportunities your choice might open up, you improve the chances that it actually will," he writes.

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Rashan Dixon
7/17/2019

The chief cybersecurity lawyer at JPMorgan Chase has joined a New York firm as a partner. Peter Marta, who has moved to Hogan Lovells' New York office, says companies need to think beyond data breaches to a "host of potential other cyber-related events."

7/17/2019

Hackers recently breached an unknown number of Sprint customer accounts via Samsung's "add a line" website. Sprint said credit card and Social Security numbers were secure, but data exposed included phone numbers, monthly recurring charges, account numbers, customer names and billing addresses.

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Gizmodo
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Sprint, Samsung
7/17/2019

Day trader Joseph Willner has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit securities fraud and illegally profiting from coordinated trades that hacked 50 brokerage accounts, causing $2 million in losses. Willner made "short sale" offers on stock that was then bought at artificially high prices by his co-conspirators, who hacked into brokerage accounts, and then repurchased the stock at below-market prices.

7/17/2019

Schools using education technologies are becoming a target of cyberattacks that disrupt digital lesson plans and potentially compromise data, which the FBI says could have safety implications. Schools "may be considered easy targets because they're a little bit more open than your traditional corporate culture," said Sean Wiese, chief information security officer for North Dakota, where a malware attack last year affected a large number of public schools.

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The Associated Press
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Sean Wiese, EdTech
7/17/2019

Senators questioned Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham about cyberdefenses in place for the 2020 census, which will allow people to respond online, raising the potential of interference from hackers or foreign governments. Dillingham said the bureau is prepared to respond to a "changing threat landscape," has "continuity of operations" in place and is working on a plan for dealing with a catastrophic attack.

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The Hill
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Census Bureau
7/17/2019

People without college degrees can fill many of the open positions in the cybersecurity workforce, said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, speaking at the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy. With nearly 315,000 cybersecurity jobs open nationwide, some companies already offer cybersecurity work to people without degrees, and Congress is considering funding for cybersecurity apprenticeship programs.

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Betsy DeVos, Congress
7/17/2019

Weaveworks' Weave Ignite open-source technology offers an upgrade of the virtualization experience for developers. Built on Firecracker, AWS' lightweight virtualization tech for multitenant workloads, Weave Ignite includes container user experience and built-in GitOps management.

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TechRepublic
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