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Understanding the attack surface to better allocate funds

How CISOs can be better informed and get ahead of attacks.

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Trump expected to cut federal IT spending

President Donald Trump said this week that the federal budget is a "mess" and is promising to make it leaner. This means that federal IT spending -- now at $81.6 billion -- is likely to see cuts, analysts said.

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U.S. probe of drone collisions with aircraft points to birds

Investigations into reported collisions by drones with civil aircraft found that they were caused instead by birds, wires and posts, or structural failures unrelated to unmanned aircraft systems, a U.S. regulator said.

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Alphabet's Waymo sues Uber for trade secret theft

The road to develop self-driving cars might be paved with lawsuits. Waymo, a spin-off from Google's self-driving car initiative, is suing Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets.

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UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck

In the future, UPS wants its drivers to team up with delivery drones to more efficiently distribute packages to rural areas.

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UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck in Florida test

In the future, UPS wants its drivers to team up with delivery drones to more efficiently distribute packages to rural areas.

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Digital sustainability: Digital transformation’s next big opportunity

It’s time to think about how we can reduce our environmental “exhaust” through new digitally-sustainable business models and processes.

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State of the CIO 2017: More challenging, still complicated

The 16th annual State of the CIO report shows that the life of the dual-role CIO is both more challenging and more rewarding. Get used to the new reality.

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6 senators say U.S. firms are hiding their offshoring

Six Democratic U.S. senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would require publicly traded companies to disclose their numbers of employees by location, in the U.S. by state, and globally, by country.

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Computer crashes may be due to forces beyond our solar system

As our personal electronic devices get more complex, researchers say cosmic rays could put them at a greater risk of operational failure.

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Facebook’s latest goal is to connect (and save) the world

In a blog post Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out an agenda that envisions creating a global community to make the world a better place.

Your IT dollars at work...and play

This pilot fish and 11 of his co-workers are being taken out to dinner by a very big IT vendor -- and fish and his boss, who both know fine wines, get to select the drinks. How could this possibly go wrong?

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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U.S. solar growth blows away previous records

The solar market in 2016 grew 95% over the previous year, which for the first time made photovoltaic power the top source of new electricity-generating capacity on an annual basis.

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Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk under a wave of bad news.

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Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar

Microsoft is calling for a “Digital Geneva Convention,” as global tensions over digital attacks continue to rise.

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Quarter of firms can't fill open infosec positions

The information security industry hasn't made any significant strides in addressing the workforce shortage, according to a report released this morning by ISACA.

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White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

President Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody,” an...

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