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  • Healthcare firms biggest target for cyber crooks

    ​The global healthcare sector experienced more than three times the number of security incidents than the average industry and is twice as likely to encounter data theft, according to a report.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner24 Sept. 15 12:49
  • Cranking up Google Apps for Work, using an actual key

    If the password isn't dead, it ought to be, shout headlines. Security experts almost universally despise the use of the password as almost the only form of end-user authentication, but there simply aren't that many alternatives.

    Written by Jon Gold22 April 15 22:41
  • Blue Coat Systems gets flipped for $2.4 billion

    Blue Coat Systems is being sold by one private equity firm to another for $2.4 billion as it is prepped to go public again after it was taken off the stock market in 2012.

    Written by Tim Greene11 March 15 05:19
  • Researchers make a 3D-printed jet engine

    A group of researchers at an Australian university, along with its spinoff company, have used 3D printing to make two metal jet engines that, while only proof-of-concept designs, have all the working parts of a functioning gas turbine engine.

    Written by Lucas Mearian28 Feb. 15 08:43
  • Smart gun inspires smart mouse

    Glenn Kaufman, a cybersecurity engineer at defense contractor Raytheon, had been searching for ways to improve computer authentication. He read about an effort to use pressure sensitive gun grips to authenticate a gun owner, and wondered if something similar might work for a computer mouse.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Oct. 14 05:54
  • Premier 100 IT Leader: Christine Shimizu

    Christine Shimizu, vice president and CIO for the Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) division of Raytheon, keeps an eye on the future while focusing on what her company and its clients need today.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt24 Feb. 14 15:30
  • How to Close the Technology Skills Gap

    The first two articles in this series on the technology skills gap focused on numbers. Lots of numbers. Numbers of Americans unemployed and underemployed. Numbers of open jobs that firms cannot fill because they claim applicants do not have the needed skills. And the shocking numbers earned by American students in international assessment examinations that rank them 32nd in the world in mathematics and 22nd in science. Not a beneficial return on investment for another stunning number: the $600 billion American taxpayers spend annually on public education in the United States.

    Written by Gary Beach18 Nov. 13 22:51
  • Raytheon acquires cybersecurity vendor Pikewerks

    Defense and aerospace systems vendor Raytheon has acquired cybersecurity vendor Pikewerks in an effort to add to Raytheon's capabilities to defend against sophisticated threats facing customers in the intelligence, defense and commercial sectors, the companies announced Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Dec. 11 05:53
  • The grill: Cheryl Whitis

    Cheryl Whitis is vice president and CIO for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems, a group with 13,000 employees, 8,000 of whom are engineers and scientists. Working in the aerospace and defense field is a passion for her, one she discovered almost by accident with her first job at Northrop Worldwide Aircraft Services. The industry holds a personal significance for her as well: Both her father and father-in-law are career Army servicemen, and Whitis takes pride in the fact that she contributes to U.S. national defense and the protection of its war fighters.

    Written by Rebecca Linke10 May 11 04:19