Cyber Security

There are some interesting industry dynamics going on in the cybersecurity market.  Just a few months ago, Symantec bought Blue Coat taking a private company public and forming a cybersecurity industry colossus in the process.  Now two other historical cybersecurity powerhouses are heading in the other direction and going private.  When the Dell/EMC deal was […]

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By Michael Vodicka Mark Zuckerberg is worth $60 billion, making him one of the richest people in the world. As the founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), one of the most successful technology companies ever, Zuckerberg is a genius when it comes to technology. But despite Zuckerberg’s financial resources and tech smarts, the young […]

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The White House on Thursday named a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general as the government’s first federal cyber security chief, a position announced eight months ago that is intended to improve defenses against hackers. Gregory Touhill’s job will be to protect government networks and critical infrastructure from cyber threats as federal chief information security […]

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters. (J. David Ake/AP) A Senate committee chairman is questioning the Internal Revenue Service on its “apparent reluctance” to implement a data security system “in the wake of recent, high-profile cyberattacks against the IRS.” In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security […]

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According to Reuters, the White House will appoint Retired Air Force Brigadier General Gregory Touhill as the nation’s first federal cyber security chief, a position tasked with dictating cybersecurity policy for the entire federal government. It’s an announcement that’s been a long time coming. After watching US networks suffer a series of embarrassing attacks last […]

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