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8/21/2017

Organizations looking to hire for cybersecurity jobs should consider the benefits of cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning, writes Deborah Golden. "Cognitive technologies can manage rote security tasks, predict malicious attacks, and help retain employees," she writes.

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8/21/2017

Faketoken malware has evolved and is spreading globally, making it a serious threat to Android users, warns Kaspersky. The malware -- which is spread primarily through bulk text messages -- can intercept and redirect text messages, record calls and add screen overlays to apps.

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8/21/2017

Delaware now requires free credit-monitoring services for people whose Social Security numbers have been compromised. Delaware joins Connecticut in enacting such a law.

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8/21/2017

The NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee met last week to discuss potential changes to the Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, which was last updated in 2014.

8/21/2017

The data of 1.8 million voters in Chicago was accidentally exposed when an Amazon cloud account was inadvertently misconfigured by Election Systems & Software. UpGuard researchers discovered the issue and notified the company, which then secured the data.

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8/21/2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's web-based application that allows employers to report injuries, which was launched Aug. 1, has been shut down because of a possible security issue. OSHA said in a statement that it was notified by the Department of Homeland Security that "there was a potential compromise of user information," this article states.

8/21/2017

MediaTek has agreed to license MIPS processor technology from Imagination Technologies. The deal will add MIPS tech to high-volume smartphone modem chips.

8/21/2017

The security demands that come along with the internet of things require specially designed IoT devices with built-in, layered security features able to meet various threats, writes Jack Ogawa of Cypress Semiconductor.

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8/21/2017

The US Cyber Command has been promoted to the Unified Combatant Command level to focus on cyberspace operations, according to a statement issued by President Donald Trump on Friday. CyberCom now will operate more independently from the National Security Agency, while the notion of splitting off CyberCom from NSA entirely is also being considered.

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TechCrunch
8/21/2017

Georgia's Gwinnett County is installing 500 in-home smart water meters as part of a pilot project. The meters can detect leaks while providing customers with more transparency into their water consumption, and also can provide data to be used by other utilities to address issues across the county.