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2/19/2018

Intel is facing 30 class-action consumer lawsuits related to the Spectre and Meltdown flaws in the company's microchips. The company also faces two lawsuits alleging violations of securities laws.

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Reuters
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Intel, Spectre
2/19/2018

Organizations are rapidly adopting internet of things devices without being prepared for potential attacks, writes Myles Bray. Organizations must take security seriously and ensure that they have the proper infrastructure and network support, Bray writes.

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SC Magazine
2/19/2018

Some security incidents can be attributed to preventable mistakes, including MongoDBs without passwords and open S3 buckets, writes Shira Shamban. Backups, encryption and restricted access are three easy things that can reduce your organization's vulnerability.

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CSO
2/19/2018

Renewable energy facilities can be attacked physically and also through their software and internet connections being accessed, states a report from Renewables Consulting Group and Cylance. "[T]he potential impact of cyber-attacks is particularly noteworthy in the energy industry, as conventional electrical energy infrastructure moves towards more distributed but integrated and 'smart' electrical grid systems," the report states.

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Power Technology
2/19/2018

Oracle says it plans to acquire hybrid security company Zenedge to improve its cloud security offerings. Oracle is expected to expand Zenedge's products, which include web application firewalls, a security operations center and bot management.

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TechCrunch
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Oracle, Zenedge
2/19/2018

Cisco introduced its MSSP security portfolio, which includes Cisco Umbrella, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Meraki Systems Manager. Cisco will also offer training courses for MSP customers to teach them to use the MSSP products effectively, Cisco's Steve Benvenuto said.

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Channel Partners
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Cisco, MSSP, MSP
2/19/2018

Computex Technology Solutions is extending the capabilities of its Computex Brainware with the release of expanded managed services. The company will promote the new services at its Accelerate sales event.

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CRN (US)
2/19/2018

Cisco is connecting nations and fostering the idea of smart countries with its Country Digital Acceleration program. The program is working with 17 countries to connect citizens, create new jobs and opportunities, and grow gross domestic product through digitization efforts.

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Forbes
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Cisco
2/19/2018

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana is now compatible with If This Then That applets and smart home devices. The update allows Cortana-enabled devices to integrate with many third-party services.

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The Verge
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Microsoft, Cortana, IFTTT
2/16/2018

Google tested a location service for 911 call centers that could make it easier for emergency responders to locate callers on mobile devices. Google claims its data reached the call centers more quickly than carrier data and provided the caller's location within 121 feet.

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