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Trump’s phone replaced with more secure device

President-elect Donald Trump has turned over the Android phone he used for tweeting and will use a more secure phone with encryption capabilities that was approved by the Secret Service, according to news reports.

Written by Matt Hamblen21 Jan. 17 03:41

Trump nominee suggests IRS cybersecurity and staffing boosts

Steven Mnuchin, a former CIO and executive vice president for Goldman Sachs, told senators on Thursday that he is “very concerned about the lack of first-rate technology at the IRS” as well as staff cuts in recent years.

Written by Matt Hamblen21 Jan. 17 03:02

DHS should have a cybersecurity unit, says panel chairman

The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security said his top priority in 2017 will be to push for creation of a cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

Written by Matt Hamblen12 Jan. 17 06:44

Former DHS head urges Trump to see economic dangers from cyberattacks

Last week's U.S. intelligence report tracing Russia's cyber-meddling with the 2016 presidential election is a timely reminder of the cybersecurity risks that the government and private companies face, said Tom Ridge, the nation's first secretary of Homeland Security.

Written by Matt Hamblen10 Jan. 17 22:00

Smart city tech growing in the U.S.

The adoption of smart city technology to manage traffic, water supplies, air pollution and other needs will see an upswing this year in U.S. cities.

Written by Matt Hamblen05 Jan. 17 10:31

Interactive GIS map helps victims of Gatlinburg wildfires

The recent wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn. led to the creation of an interactive online map that allowed evacuated residents to remotely pinpoint which structures were spared or destroyed.

Written by Matt Hamblen07 Dec. 16 09:27

Behavior analytics tools for cybersecurity move into enterprises

Behavior analytics is one of the more recent buzzwords in enterprise cybersecurity, with more than 35 vendors competing for customers. One vendor, Darktrace, is using machine learning to detect network threats.

Written by Matt Hamblen06 Dec. 16 07:21

HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

Written by Matt Hamblen01 Dec. 16 01:01
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