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  • The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Crunch Network

    The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats

    Government civilian and military agencies had a 90-day deadline to review and assess their cybersecurity status and propose improvements. Eight deadlines related to this have come and gone, and more are approaching. Why the sluggish performance? Read More

  • Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs Crunch Network

    Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

    Cloud computing and the IoT have given rise to seemingly intractable security exposure. The good news is that a new technological advance could unleash the full promise of cloud computing and put IoT on the verge of everyday use by U.S. intelligence agencies and in the private sector. Called “homomorphic encryption,” it allows data to be queried and analyzed without decrypting it. Read More

  • Trump’s cybersecurity executive order is a good first step Crunch Network

    Trump’s cybersecurity executive order is a good first step

    A significant piece of cybersecurity news erupted last week, although it was nearly drowned out by the growing flap over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. There are two overriding points regarding President Trump’s executive order (EO) outlining plans to improve data security for federal agencies and to better protect critical U.S. infrastructure. Read More

  • In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions Crunch Network

    In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions

    President Obama has tried for three years to persuade Congress to pass a cybersecurity bill. The president went so far as to highlight his cybersecurity proposals to a prime-time audience during his recent State of the Union address. And in the wake of the massive Sony hack, the political climate may finally have shifted in his favor. Read More

  • Happy New Year — Unless You’re A Startup Crunch Network

    Happy New Year — Unless You’re A Startup

    As we enter a new year, innovation is advancing across a broad front — mobile, data analytics, virtualization, security, the sharing economy, payment systems and more. That’s the good news. Here’s the not-so-good news. As in the period leading up to the dot-com bust in the late ’90s, enthusiasm for technology startups is running ahead of their reasonable prospects. We… Read More