At least 10,200 personal records were exposed in a data breach of mobile app TeenSafe. Exposed data include email addresses and Apple ID passwords, and the company has taken steps to close the vulnerable server and alert those affected by the breach.
Microsoft and Google have revealed a CPU flaw, called Speculative Store Bypass, which can exploit speculative execution in modern computer processing units. The companies say there is a fix for the defect, but it could slow machine performance by 2% to 8%.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released version 1.1 of its Cybersecurity Framework. Northramp LLC's Ryan Tappis highlights the primary updates in the new version and gives reasons public- and private-sector organizations should adopt the new framework.
Cloudera released three machine learning products aimed at facilitating data team collaboration. CEO Tom Reilly said the product enhancements were designed to enable enterprises to "securely transform complex data into clear and actionable insights to propel their digital transformation."
Dell Technologies is scheduled to release to partners next month its Dell Wyse Thin Client 5070, which can run Wyse ThinLinux software and will be compatible with Windows 10 IoT. The product also includes the VDI Complete hardware design, which can be customized according to 1,600 configuration options.
Eighty percent of business technology professionals say their organizations are using a cloud storage system, while 16% said they plan to within the next two years, according to a Spiceworks survey. The survey also indicated that 51% of tech professionals prefer Microsoft OneDrive in their businesses, followed by Dropbox and Google Drive.
Aon has announced that Eric Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield, and Michael O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Risk Solutions, have been appointed co-presidents of the firm, effective immediately. As co-presidents, O'Connor and Andersen will continue to report to Aon's Chief Executive Officer, Greg Case, whose contract was recently extended by the Board of Directors until April of 2023. Aon also announced it will create an integrated global Operating Committee, co-led by Andersen and O'Connor. This, along with other moves are designed to increase the rate of innovation across the firm and make it easier for colleagues to work together to bring the best of Aon to clients. Read more.
Microsoft has reportedly signed a deal to make its full Office 365 suite available to 17 US intelligence agencies. The agreement could help the company's bid for a billion-dollar Pentagon cloud-computing contract, experts believe.
The Department of Homeland Security is on track to add all 23 major federal agencies to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center dashboard by early June. Fifteen of 23 agencies have been added to the dashboard, which is seen as critical to providing cyberthreat protection to federal networks.
The Pentagon's Defense Science Board issued a report 10 years ago showing that military installations are dependent on a power grid and attacks on this grid put installations at risk. Nothing has been done since to address this risk, and dangers have grown as foreign countries continue to probe the electric grid, writes Loren Thompson, leaving the military with limited defenses to defend against an outage.
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