AWS achieves FedRAMP JAB High and Moderate Provisional Authorization across 16 services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

AWS is continually expanding the scope of our compliance programs to help your organization run sensitive and regulated workloads. Today, we’re pleased to announce an additional array of AWS services that are available in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, marking a 17.7% increase in our number of FedRAMP authorizations since the beginning of December 2019. We’ve achieved authorizations for 16 additional services, 6 of which have…

December 31, 2019
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French Ports Continue To Be Blocked Amid Protests

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 31: According to local social media, the following ports in France were blocked today, December 31, amid ongoing strikes and protests: Bassens (Bordeaux) Bayonne Fos et Lavera Le Havre Lorient Marseille Rouen In addition, a “hard strike” has been called from January 6. Sources: Multiple including, @cnd_global, and AFP Tags:  Bassens, Bayonne, Borseaux, Fos et Lavera, France, Le…

December 31, 2019
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855kg Cocaine Seized From Behind Concealed Panel in Container at Paramaribo, Suriname

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 27: A total of 855km of cocaine has been seized by port authorities in Paramaribo, Suriname, leading to the arrest of at least one person. The cocaine was hidden behind a concealed panel in the roof of a container destined for Zeebrugge, Belgium, and the container otherwise was filled with bananas. Customs and authorities in Bruges have stated…

December 31, 2019
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Secure New Internet-Connected Devices

During the holidays, internet-connected devices—also known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices—are popular gifts. These include smart cameras, smart TVs, watches, toys, phones, and tablets. Although this technology provides added convenience to our lives, it often requires that we share personal and financial information over the internet. The security of this information, and the security of these devices, is not guaranteed. For example, vendors often store personal information in databases,…

December 31, 2019
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US, China to sign ‘phase one’ trade deal Jan. 15

As part of the “phase one” trade deal, the US canceled 15 percent tariffs due to be levied Dec. 15 on $160 billion worth of key Chinese goods, including cell phones, laptops, shoes, and apparel. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The United States and China will sign their partial “phase one” trade deal on Jan. 15 during a ceremony at the White House, President Donald Trump said Tuesday. Trump made the announcement…

December 31, 2019
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‘Phase one’ deal can’t stop Asia–US container flow changes

Shippers are realizing that overdependence on China for sourcing is not a sustainable long-term model. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. In mid-December, the United States and China agreed on a “phase one” trade agreement that will represent a significant standing down in the ongoing trade hostilities between the world’s two largest economies. Under the limited deal, the US cancelled import tariffs that were due to go into effect later in the month…

December 31, 2019
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Iran Claims to Seize Foreign-Flagged Oil Tanker On Suspicion of Fuel Smuggling

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 30: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has seized an unspecified foreign tanker in the Gulf with alleged illegal oil on board, the country’s semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday. According to Fars, the ship had 1 million liters of illegal oil on board and was seized on Sunday south of Larak Island, near Abu Musa Island at the mouth…

December 31, 2019
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