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Rising IT spending lifts tech giants

Jul 27, 2021
Companies are spending more on tech, and that is expected to help the likes of Microsoft and Alphabet, which report earnings today.
Big tech companies will be releasing their earnings this week and are likely to see a boost from increased IT spending.
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What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Jul 19, 2021
The U.S. and and a group of allies Monday publicly blamed China for a cyberattack earlier this year on Microsoft email servers.
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Pipeline firms seek to avoid cybersecurity mandates, despite Colonial hack

May 17, 2021
Companies don’t need to share information on outages with the government or others in the industry.
Electric power companies and airlines are required to report cybersecurity threats to the government. Why are pipeline companies exempt?
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown highlights need for more cybersecurity professionals

May 13, 2021
By one estimate, the U.S. needs at least 360,000 more cybersecurity professionals.
As these kinds of cyberattacks are becoming more common, demand is growing for cybersecurity experts.
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Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks

May 10, 2021
The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Hackers breached the operations of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers fuel to the eastern United States.
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Companies keep assessing SolarWinds hack as U.S. sanctions Russia

Apr 15, 2021
Cybersecurity experts call the hack a supply chain attack. At stake is the digital plumbing of modern life.
From left, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia, SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna and Microsoft President Brad Smith testify on the 2020 cyberattack during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Feb. 23, 2021.
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What the SolarWinds hack could mean for the U.S. economy

Dec 16, 2020
“I think it's going to take months, maybe a year to figure out where they went,” says New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger.
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Why aren't we voting online?

One computer science professor says there are too many uncertain variables with our current internet structure to try voting online.
"Today, we simply don't have technology that allows us to gain any meaningful assurance that all of those phones and computers are operating without malware, without tampering," says Dan Wallach, computer science professor at Rice University.
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Some of Twitter's biggest accounts got hacked. It could have been much worse.

Jul 16, 2020
Zeynep Tufekci, a technology and society expert at the University of North Carolina, hopes the hacks on Obama, Gates and others act as a wake-up call ahead of the election.
Twitter's logo outside the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. Wednesday's hacks demonstrate the high level of risk associated with the messaging service.
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Some lawmakers want a Huawei-type crackdown on Chinese rail cars

Jun 3, 2019
Critics say this isn't so much about security as it is about eliminating prospective competition.
Visitors check out a model of an Inter-City "EMU" train made by Chinese rail giant CRRC is on display at Innotrans, the railway industrys largest trade fair, in Berlin on September 19, 2018.
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