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Bowles is showing off her whatever-it-takes strategy for narrowing the digital divide between people with reasonably speedy internet access and those without.

Articles 33 and 34 outline the requirements for breach notification; however, most businesses are still unaware of their responsibilities. Details such as what an organization should report, when, to whom it should be reported, and what should be included in the breach notification are some of the major aspects that businesses overlook.

The idea behind Security.txt is straightforward: The organization places a file called security.txt in a predictable place — such as example.com/security.txt, or example.com/.well-known/security.txt.

Air is an absolutely terrible medium with which to move or remove heat from a system, but it sure is a lot easier and cheaper (well, at least in terms of the cost of goods sold sense) than adding some sort of liquid cooling to a system.

The EU aims to have a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets, and headphones under a European Commission proposal presented on Thursday in a world first, with the move impacting iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals.

As we head toward the annual Supercomputing Conference season we wanted to take a moment for a level-set on exascale.

One noteworthy element of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s recent Recommended Minimum Standard for Vendor or Developer Verification of Code is the prominence given to threat modeling.

Could domain and subdomain monitoring help in detecting Internet properties that could hint at illegitimate releases?

Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems has rolled out patches to address three critical security vulnerabilities in its IOS XE network operating system that remote attackers could potentially abuse to execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges and trigger a denial-of-service (DoS) condition on vulnerable devices.

I’ve always been intrigued by the history of technology, and I think a lot of that is due to having almost everything computer-related happen during my lifetime. I missed a tech anniversary earlier this year when email turned 50.

Open source software projects – the underpinnings of the global software ecosystem – are getting better at more quickly updating vulnerable dependencies, but at the same time they face more cyberattacks and a significant volume of critical vulns.

On Sept. 28, as part of requiring every major voice provider in the states — including phone companies AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile — to start using Stir/Shaken technology, companies need to inform the FCC of their plans to combat spam calls or carriers will have to stop accepting calls from those providers.

Presumably, the screens either have identity embedded in them, whereby they will only work with the original phone.

Not that long ago the talk was all about 10nm and 7nm. The latest “nm” to enter the game is 5nm, which is already in use in some devices and is heading to PCs in the near future.

There are certain phrases and motifs that get repeated in software efforts. I’ve encountered a few particularly problematic ones with such regularity that I’ve catalogued them, and I’ve additionally collected counter-quotes for use as spot treatments as well as an inoculation against future ill-formed thinking.

In a long-overdue notice issued Sept. 30, the FCC said it plans to move quickly on requiring the mobile companies to adopt more secure methods of authenticating customers before redirecting their phone number to a new device or carrier.