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Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

Global messaging traffic and highest volume centers

Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger users connect globally to exchange information, offer advice and share ideas – some 2.3 billion times in the past year alone. Around the clock, 210,000+ financial professionals and market participants across 180 countries use Eikon Messenger to share real-time data, graphics, news and analysis – from a desktop or via mobile devices. The infographic here demonstrates the global footprint of Eikon Messenger, a community which is constantly expanding.”

Skills Shortage Threatens Future Earnings and Growth Prospects of U.S. Manufacturers

Accenture new release: “U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually* of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from  a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute.   The scale of the issue is illustrated in the study, “Out of Inventory: Skills ShortageContinue Reading

Council on Foreign Relations Cybersecurity Policy Research Links

“How can the United States protect cyberspace “control system of our country,” without restricting the open “flow of information on the Internet“? What should countries consider when developing international cybersecurity standards and protocol? What should their citizens know to protect their information and their rights? Cybersecurity Policy Research Links provide news, background information, legislation, analysis,Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Legal Loop: 8 handy gadgets for the mobile lawyer office

Via LLRX.com - Legal Loop: 8 handy gadgets for the mobile lawyer office For the 21st century lawyer, mobility is key, since a mobile law practice makes it easier than ever for lawyers to practice law no matter where they happen to be. That’s why, according to the American Bar Association’s 2013 Legal Technology Survey, moreContinue Reading

Analyzing Forged SSL Certificates in the Wild

Via Net Security - Researchers find, analyze forged SSL certs in the wild Analyzing Forged SSL Certificates in the Wild by Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook: Lin-Shung Huang, Alex Ricey, Erling Ellingseny, Collin Jackson: “The SSL man-in-the-middle attack uses forged SSL certificates to intercept encrypted connections between clients and servers. However, due to a lack of reliable indicators, it is still unclear howContinue Reading

WaPo – The Great Society at 50

The Great Society at 50 by Karen Tumulty: “President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the most ambitious set of social programs ever undertaken in the United States. In just a few years, Congress churned out nearly 200 new laws. The “Great Society,” as the effort became known, also launched a decades-long political battle that still rages over the sizeContinue Reading

DOE Releases New Guidance for Strengthening Cybersecurity of Grid’s Supply Chain

News release: “”As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Energy Department today released new guidance to help U.S. industry strengthen energy delivery system cybersecurity. Developed through a public-private working group including federal agencies and private industry leaders, the Department’s Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems guidance provides strategiesContinue Reading

Research shows smartphone sensors leave trackable fingerprints

News release, ECE Illinois: “Research by Associate Professor Romit Roy Choudhury and graduate students Sanorita Dey and Nirupam Roy have demonstrated that the accelerometers used in mobile devices posses unique, trackable fingerprints. This suggests that even when a smartphone application doesn’t ask for geospatial information (“…would like to use your current location”), there are otherContinue Reading

CIO – Google to launch automated tool for those wanting to disappear from search results

Follow up to EU Court of Justice – Google Must Remove Links Upon Request this news via  CIO: “People will be able to use an online tool to ask Google not to display search results about them, according to a German data protection commissioner. Google will create the tool following a decision by the Court of JusticeContinue Reading