Cyber Watch


…and that’s a wrap! As the week comes to a candy-filled, sugar-laden close, we take a look at what grabbed our attention in the world of software and security in this week’s Cyber Watch.

Digital Driver's License Pilots Target Accessibility, Security

Four states are testing new features on a mobile technology that could someday replace traditional identification cards...

PwC Study Shows Firms Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

Despite blaring headlines about cyber attacks, many companies are unprepared to cope with one, according to “The Global State Of Security Survey,” a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Of 9,500 executives surveyed in 122 countries, 44% say their firms have failed to create an overall security strategy. In addition, 54% lack an incident-response process and 48% have no employee awareness training program. What’s more, only 39% are “very confident” in their cyber attack attribution capabilities

Pentagon Considering Push to Software-Defined Networking

The Pentagon is focusing in on software-defined networking to further modernize its networks.

The Defense Department’s Joint Service Provider — a relatively new, consolidated arm of the Defense Information Systems Agency that provides IT specifically within the National Capital Region — issued a request for information earlier this month hoping to “improve how JSP can successfully implement a Software Defined Network (SDN) solution and modernize the DoD network.” (more…)

How the Top Four Cloud Companies Fared in Q3

Here’s an overview of how the four tech giants' cloud businesses performed, as each fights to grab a larger share of the cloud market. Who made the number one spot?

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