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  • Sustainability Report: It’s not the tallest, but the former Sears Tower has a new title: LEED Platinum

    (Chicago Tribune) It’s not quite the same as its previous distinction — the world’s tallest skyscraper — but Chicago’s Willis Tower has captured a new title: the largest U.S. building to achieve the highest level of energy efficiency. Building owner EQ Office, the U.S. office arm of private-equity giant Blackstone Group, is scheduled to announce Wednesday that the 110-story skyscraper has achieved LEED Platinum certification....
  • New Orleans Targeted by Ransomware Attack, Shuts Down City Network

    (Digital Trends) The city of New Orleans has been the target of a cyberattack which lead to officials shutting down the city’s network and declaring a state of emergency, as reported by Forbes. This follows a number of high-profile attacks against city infrastructure in the U.S., such as the ransomware attack which hit Baltimore earlier this year and a cyberattack against Dallas in 2017....
  • 15 Alarming Cyber Security Facts and Stats

    (Cybint) The cybersecurity industry is rapidly growing every day. Although more resources are being deployed to counter cyber attacks, the nature of the industry still has a long way to go before we can, as a whole, catch up with these threats. It’s important for us to define what the current information security and cybersecurity industry looks like with these alarming 15 Cyber Security Facts and Stats....
  • Go passwordless to strengthen security and reduce costs

    Go passwordless to strengthen security and reduce costs (from Joy Chik, Corporate VP, Microsoft Identity) We all know passwords are inherently unsecure. They’re also expensive to manage. Users struggle to remember them. It’s why we’re so passionate about eliminating passwords entirely. Passwordless solutions, such as Windows Hello, FIDO2 security keys, and the Microsoft Authenticator app, provide more secure and convenient sign-in methods....
  • The Verge’s Gadgets of the Decade

    From Google Glass and fidget spinners to iPhones and the Tesla Model S. (The Verge) The story of technology in the 2010s is the story of gadgets going from the corners of our lives to everywhere all the time. The tools to create and consume culture are omnipresent now, offering us incredible new capabilities but also demanding that we care for them more than any consumer products in history....
  • Apple iOS 13.3 Drops With Killer New Security Feature, Here’s How To Use It

    (Forbes) Apple iOS 13.3 is finally here with a bunch of cool new features, including the ability to use security keys with the Safari browser. News that security keys such as the iPhone compatible 5Ci YubiKey would be supported in iOS 13.3 first arrived in November as part of the release notes for Apple’s second developer beta....
  • Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

    Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because of cybersecurity remediation efforts, a new study posits. Health industry experts say the findings should prompt a larger review of how security — or the lack thereof — may be impacting patient outcomes....
  • Unified Communications as a Service: What It Is and How It Works

    In today’s world, we are constantly communicating with each other and there are many different forms for these communications. We make phone calls and send emails and text messages like we have for many years. But we also communicate online via voice over IV (VoIP) conference calls and meetings, social media, chat and messaging services, collaboration tools, file sharing, and so much more....
  • Your Toolkit for 2019 National Cyber Security Awareness Month is Here

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s the month you’ve been training for all year. As a security awareness professional, this is your time to shine and help spread cyber awareness across your organization. And we’ve got the toolkit to help you create a stellar campaign. Observed every October, the annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) aims to secure behaviors and maintain digital privacy in the cybersecurity landscape....
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