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US Bank Regulators Tighten Cyber-Security Efforts Around SWIFT
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Following the theft of millions of dollars from Bangladesh Bank via the international financial messaging system SWIFT, US banking regulators have outlined steps to tighten cyber-security at the nation's banks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/26/2016
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Rand Study: Average Data Breach Costs $200K, Not Millions
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
News
Rand taps multiple data sources to calculate that cyber incidents cost firms a scant 0.4% of annual revenues, on average.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/21/2016
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Lack Of Funding Stymies State CISOs
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
News
Governors, other state officials more aware of cyber threats, but confidence gap exists between IT and business managers, new Deloitte-National State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) study finds.
By Rutrell Yasin Freelance Writer, 9/20/2016
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Russia, Others Indeed Could Hack The Vote
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
DHS official 'confident' in electoral system security, but offers security assistance to localities and urges vigilance.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/19/2016
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Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/19/2016
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Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/16/2016
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The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/15/2016
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5 Law Enforcement & Emergency Response Bodies IT Departments Should Know
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
It's smart for businesses to strengthen their relationships with law enforcement before a cyberattack takes place. Whom should they contact, and how will it help after a breach?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 9/14/2016
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US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/14/2016
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9 Crucial Steps Toward Effective Disaster Recovery
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
A strong disaster recovery plan is key to keeping your business going in the face of a very bad, no good, horrible day. Here are nine steps IT pros should not skip in their planning and preparation for the worst.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 9/14/2016
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7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/13/2016
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Snowden May Help Explain Your Job To Your Family
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Commentary
Hacking Oliver Stone's new film about whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/12/2016
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OPM Breach: Two Waves Of Attacks Likely Connected, Congressional Probe Concludes
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Congressional investigation sheds more light on what went down in the massive Office of Personnel Management breach, says data theft was preventable.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/7/2016
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9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
Aligning IT and business units sounds fantastic in theory. But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues. InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes. Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/6/2016
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NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/5/2016
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Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/2/2016
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6 IoT Innovations Making Cities Smarter
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, internet of things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities. Here is a look at 6 innovative uses of IoT in municipalities around the world.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 9/1/2016
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Apple Bites Back At EU's $14.5 Billion Tax Bill 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The EU says that Ireland gave Apple illegal tax breaks over a period of 10 years and now wants the tech giant to pay 13 billion euros, or about $14.5 billion, in back taxes.
By Eric Zeman , 8/30/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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DoD Taps DEF CON Hacker Traits For Cybersecurity Training Program
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Famed capture-the-packet contest technology will become part of DoD training as well.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/29/2016
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Hidden IT Security Risk: Privileged User Access
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A Ponemon report finds the security threats around privileged user access and the resulting insider threat risks appear to be growing. Here's what IT should be keeping an eye on.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/29/2016
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