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Top IT vendors reveal their IoT strategies (Network World)

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines—as well as the attention of IT vendors looking to tap into the growing market for IoT-related products and services. Cisco, IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft argue that the Internet of Things is mainstream today.

Not surprisingly, vendors are taking varied approaches to IoT, based on their own strengths. “The big vendors generally understand the importance of building interoperable platforms and they are helping lead this development,” says Daniel Castro, senior analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a research and educational institute.    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 disussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Center for Public Policy Innovation Hosts Congressional Site Visit of FireEye & Symantec

On May 28, 2014, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a bipartisan Congressional tour of two leading cybersecurity companies in Northern Virginia - FireEye and Symantec. Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL-21); Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27); Tom Marino (R-PA-10); and Jared Polis (D-CO-2) had a chance to meet with top industry cyber experts to better understand vulnerabilities and methods of deterrence.     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

The report found that about $90 trillion will be invested in city infrastructure over the next 15 years. // Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth (Bloomberg)

September 17, 2014

Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a new study.

Countries can expand their economies through emissions reductions in cities, land use and energy, according to a report released today by the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate, a panel set up by seven nations including the U.K. to advise on the best ways to tackle global warming.

U.S. Poverty Rate Declines Slightly, Census Bureau Reports
September 16, 2014
(New York Times) - The poverty rate declined slightly last year for the first time since 2006, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday, but there was no statistically significant change in th...

Millions respond to debate on slow and fast net lanes
September 16, 2014
(BBC News) - More than three million comments, from consumers, companies and other groups, have been submitted to a controversial US debate on the future of the net....

Congressman, FCC head tout government efforts to improve health IT
September 16, 2014
(Fierce Health IT) - Hospitals and health organizations are not the only key players in health IT, as government agencies such as the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Federal Commu...

Data System Helps CalRecycle Track Recycling Fraud
September 16, 2014
(Government Technology) - Some estimates have pegged the fraud in the California Redemption Value program at anywhere from $50 million to $200 million annually in losses for CalRecycle over the ye...

FTC Investigates 'Discrimination by Algorithm'
September 16, 2014
(Next Gov) - The Federal Trade Commission has fired a warning shot against using big data to discriminate against low-income and minority groups. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said the...

Wealthy L.A. Schools' Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan's
September 16, 2014
(The Atlantic) - Vaccination rates in elite neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have tanked, and the incidence of whooping cough there has skyrocketed....

Smart Headlights Make Driving With High Beams Safer
September 16, 2014
(IEEE Spectrum) - These “smart” headlights, developed by engineers in at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, blackout small parts of the beam that would otherwise cause proble...

Canon printer hacked to run Doom video game
September 15, 2014
(BBC News) - A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked to run classic video game Doom. The hack was carried out by security researcher Michael Jordon, and it took four months to ...

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New iPhone could herald change to payments security landscape
(Symantec) - Summary:  The arrival of Apple Pay could help improve point-of-sale security but attackers are also likely to severely test the security of the new te...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – September 2014
(Symantec) - This month the vendor is releasing four bulletins covering a total of 42 vulnerabilities. Thirty-six of this month's issues are rated Critical. ...

Significant security challenge for new vehicle communication standard
(Symantec) - Summary:  While V2V communications will enable a range of safety applications, securing the protocol will require a system of unprecedented complexity...

Apple IDs targeted by Kelihos botnet phishing campaign
(Symantec) - Summary:  Botnet targets Apple customers, launching phishing email campaign to lure victims into disclosing their Apple IDs and passwords. ...

Fresh phish served with a helping of AES
(Symantec) - Summary:  Attempts to use encryption to make analysis of phishing websites more difficult may be a sign of things to come. Obfuscat...