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Public Trust is Crucial for the Success of the Internet of Everything by Chris Long

The rapid adoption, growth, and spread of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is inevitable. But even as we see massive growth in IoE, we must also acknowledge and work to mitigate the considerable risk associated with these advances. Reliable security and continued "public trust" in IoE are fundamental to the success of the IoE revolution.    Read More

Wearable to Aware-able: Contact, Connection, Context (Cisco Blog, Dave Evans)

Since the dawn of time, humans have been motivated by an innate desire to be connected to each other and to information. Today, we are seeing this need satisfied as the Internet of Everything (IoE) evolves to connect more people, process, data and things than ever before. An essential part of the growth of the Internet of Everything will depend on how mobile devices, connected things and wearable technology adapts and develops to become more aware and intelligent.    Read More

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior discussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack, U.S. Says, but What Can It Do? (Bloomberg)

December 19, 2014

U.S. officials plan to announce this week that North Korea is behind the cyber-attack that crippled Sony Pictures Entertainment computers and forced the studio to pull “The Interview,” a person briefed on the FBI probe said.

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials have gathered sufficient evidence to determine with high confidence that the North Korean government is responsible, said another person, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. It’s not entirely clear whether operatives from the country carried out the hack or sponsored it, said the person, a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation.

North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack, U.S. Says, but What Can It Do?
December 18, 2014
(Bloomberg) - U.S. officials plan to announce this week that North Korea is behind the cyber-attack that crippled Sony Pictures Entertainment computers and forced the studio to pull “T...

Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter -- fuzzy signs of life?
December 18, 2014
(CNN) - Either way, the samples of organic matter in the atmosphere and in rock show that Mars may at least have once had conditions favorable to hosting life, NASA said in a sta...

Oil Prices Resume Slide
December 18, 2014
(Wall Street Journal) - Oil prices resumed their months-long decline Thursday after bearish comments from Russia and OPEC leaders, and as progress was made toward resolving a Nigerian port strik...

48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack
December 18, 2014
(Next Gov) - The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed following a breach at KeyPoint Governme...

Data Fuels Bloomberg Model for Urban Innovation
December 18, 2014
(Government Technology) - This week 14 cities celebrated a $45 million funding announcement by Bloomberg Philanthropies to initiate a series of innovative civic projects over the next three years....

'FedRAMP Forward' plans next two years of cloud authorization
December 18, 2014
(Federal Times) - More than two and a half years into the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP), program managers are calling the initiative a success but looking for...

Transportation Department launches app to curb drunk driving
December 18, 2014
(fedscoop) - The agency announced the launch of the SaferRide Mobile App, designed to keep drunk drivers off the roads....

Software Companies, IRS Nearing Deal On Tax Preparation as Congress Weighs In
December 17, 2014
(Bloomberg) - The director of a program linking major software companies with the IRS and millions of taxpayers said he hopes to have a new agreement with the agency in place in time f...


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