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10/19/2017

Google has rolled out new features designed to enhance security. Chrome's predictive phishing protection offers warnings about phishing sites in real time, while Gmail's Advanced Protection Program offers an additional layer of email protection for select high-risk users.

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10/19/2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has spoken with security specialist Matt Tait, who says he was recruited by Russia during the 2016 US presidential campaign. Tait says he worked with Peter Smith to obtain deleted emails from Hillary Clinton that he says were received from "dark web hackers."

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The Hill, Business Insider
10/19/2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman said the company is looking to simplify hybrid data centers and smart internet of things products and services. The company also touted its HPE Next program to invest millions in R&D, operations and marketing.

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ZDNet
10/19/2017

Maryland is partnering with the UK in cybersecurity, recently establishing a London-based office to target cybersecurity investment for the state. The office is being funded by a state Commerce Department grant to the state's new iCyberCenter, a startup program that also aims to bring more international companies to Maryland.

10/19/2017

The Maryland Office of Homeland Security must seek expertise from the US government, private sector, academics and other state agencies to develop and submit an updated state cybersecurity plan that ensures that critical statewide protections are in place, per an executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan.

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The Baltimore Sun
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Gov. Larry Hogan
10/19/2017

Lawmakers and groups including electronic privacy organizations are voicing their concerns over how data for autonomous vehicles will be used and how to safeguard sensitive information. Other challenges that need to be addressed before these vehicles are adopted revolve around cybersecurity, with debates continuing as to what role the government should play in implementing security standards.

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Government
10/19/2017

Key fobs for five Subaru models can be hacked using Raspberry Pi, TV and Wi-Fi dongles, and an antenna, computer engineer Tom Wimmenhove discovered. The exploit allows hackers to clone the original key fob, providing access to unlock the vehicle and potentially rendering the fob useless, Wimmenhove wrote.

10/19/2017

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said that the future of cybersecurity will be built into platforms from tech company such as Google and Amazon, while stand-alone cybersecurity companies will fade away. However, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz took a different stance, claiming that the evolution of attacks would always require the experience of a specialized cybersecurity company.

10/19/2017

Microsoft intends to extend access for its Azure Government Secret cloud service making classified information available to military and other agencies outside the US Department of Defense. Microsoft did not specify a date for when this expansion will occur.

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ZDNet
10/19/2017

Payer organizations are more interested in reimbursements than in cybersecurity, a survey from HealthCare Executive Group reports. Cybersecurity ranks sixth as a 2018 concern among 115 health care executives, who put valued-based payments in the top three.