IDG Contributor Network: Consumer data protection is an advantage, not just a responsibility

The importance of protecting consumer data is growing more and more urgent. And it’s a responsibility that falls in the lap of the CIO. If Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before congress has anything to teach us, it’s that we will be held accountable–or at least called out–for the use and distribution of data. The Cambridge Analytica debacle is only an extreme example. For any company working with consumer data, there will…

May 15, 2018
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White House eliminates cyber coordinator role, meant to harmonize the government’s cybersecurity policies, after Rob Joyce’s exit, to “streamline authority” (Eric Geller/Politico)

May 15, 2018

Eric Geller / Politico: White House eliminates cyber coordinator role, meant to harmonize the government’s cybersecurity policies, after Rob Joyce’s exit, to “streamline authority”  —  The Trump administration has eliminated the White House’s top cyber policy role, jettisoning a key position created during … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Smarter People Don’t Have Better Passwords, Study Finds

An anonymous reader shares a report: A study carried out at a college in the Philippines shows that students with better grades use bad passwords in the same proportion as students with bad ones. The study’s focused around a new rule added to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guideline for choosing secure passwords — added in its 2017 edition. The NIST recommendation was that websites check if…

May 15, 2018
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AT&T’s DirecTV Now launches its cloud DVR, alongside a new tier with 100 hours of recording and 90 days of storage for $10/month more, adds more content, more (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

May 15, 2018

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: AT&T’s DirecTV Now launches its cloud DVR, alongside a new tier with 100 hours of recording and 90 days of storage for $10/month more, adds more content, more  —  AT&T’s over-the-top streaming service for cord cutters, DirecTV Now, is finally beginning to roll out its cloud DVR feature – a year and a half after its launch. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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VMware Releases Security Update

Original release date: May 15, 2018 VMware has released a security update to address a vulnerability in NSX SD-WAN Edge by VeloCloud. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0011 and apply the necessary update. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. Source: https://www.us-cert.gov

May 15, 2018
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Reporter’s Notebook: US shippers seek high-tech link to capacity

Technology came under the spotlight at the Transplace Shipper Symposium this week, as did (as expected) the truck driver shortage. But other topics that may help shippers address their freight transportation problems yielded insights, as well. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. FRISCO, Texas — Truck capacity and how technology can help locate it… Source: http://www.joc.com

May 15, 2018
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