Can Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0700

After the withdrawal of seven of the 29 founding members of the Libra Association, the governing council for Facebook’s planned global cryptocurrency, the project’s fate  looks increasingly uncertain.

PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, Mercado Pago and Brooking Holdings have backed away from participation on the Libra Association; their hands were forced when  all members met Monday in Switzerland for formalize their commitment to the project.

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Utah County to pilot blockchain-based mobile voting

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:46:00 -0700

Utah County is the latest government entity to pilot a mobile voting application based on blockchain to allow military absentee voters and their family members living overseas to vote in an upcoming municipal primary election.

The county, which has more than a half million residents, is the third in the U.S. to partner with Tusk Philanthropies on a national effort to expand mobile voting. The pilot is a collaboration between the Utah County Elections Division, Tusk Philanthropies, the National Cybersecurity Center and Boston-based voting app developer Voatz.

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What the latest iOS passcode hack means for you

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:25:00 -0700

A mobile device forensics company now says it can break into any Apple device running iOS 12.3 or below.

Israeli-based Cellebrite made the announcement on an updated webpage and through a tweet where it asserted it can unlock and extract data from all iOS and “high-end Android” devices.

On the webpage describing the capabilities of its Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) Physical Analyzer, Cellebrite said it can “determine locks and perform a full file- system extraction on any iOS device, or a physical extraction or full file system (File-Based Encryption) extraction on many high-end Android devices, to get much more data than what is possible through logical extractions and other conventional means.”

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KFM Holdings teams up with Schneider Electric to equip Malaysia PM Office with Building Management Systems

Credit to Author: Customer Voices| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:42:55 +0000

KFM Holdings (Kemuncak Facilities Management Sdn. Bhd.) “KFM is a solution provider for Green Smart and Connected built environment. We manage approximately 10 million square feet of GFA of assets… Read more »

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How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:16:00 +0000

As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. Will the government’s stable of cybersecurity talent be the next casualty—now and in the long run?

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Government shutdown impacts .gov websites, puts Americans in danger

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Today, TechCrunch posted a concerning story about the shutdown and most importantly, they covered the reporting of NetCraft, a U.K. internet service company, about how numerous US government websites are now inaccessible due to expired security certificates. This is going to be a quick post to help explain what happened and more importantly, how cyber criminals will use this situation to their advantage.

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Enhancing Energy Resilience, Reducing Risk Through a Microgrid Approach

Credit to Author: Mark Feasel| Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:56:53 +0000

Why do microgrids become a hot topic when talking about natural disasters’ impacts and possible solutions? In an increasingly connected society, the economic impact of extreme weather and associated power outages has escalated rapidly…. Read more »

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