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December 4, 2017
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Apple, Cisco CEOs renew commitment to China despite tighter internet rules
Apple, Cisco CEOs renew commitment to China despite tighter internet rules
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Apple chief Tim Cook and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins were part of a group of US executives who expressed willingness to cooperate with the Chinese market in cyberspace, even as tighter internet regulations are enacted in China. "We are proud to have worked alongside many of our partners in China to help build a community to join a common future in cyberspace," Cook said.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (12/4) 
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Broadcom nominates members for Qualcomm board
Broadcom listed 11 potential nominees to sit on the Qualcomm board as part of its hostile bid for the company. Qualcomm turned down Broadcom's initial $103 billion cash-and-stock bid, but Qualcomm shareholders will now be able to vote on the proposed board members and voice any concerns at their annual meeting March 6.
Reuters (12/4) 
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IT Channel
Secdo builds company thanks to partner collaboration
Endpoint detection and response company Secdo focuses on growing its business by directing sales through its partner networks instead of competing against them, Vice President of Alliances Zion Zatlavi explains in this interview. Secdo relies on partners to offer market feedback and innovative ideas to expand in the future, Zatlavi says.
Channel Partners (12/4) 
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Amazon Web Services rolls out collaborative cloud service for developers
Developers will be able to collaborate when creating and deploying software with Amazon Web Services' new AWS Cloud9 workspace. Users can open their code with read-only or read-and-write access, allowing designated collaborators to pitch in.
VentureBeat (11/30) 
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IT Workforce
How industries can safely implement IoT
The internet of things has many benefits for operational environments, including the production of oil and gas, but it includes risks, writes Adam Uzialko. Companies should invest in and implement technology specifically designed for these environments, he writes.
Business News Daily (11/28) 
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Policy Watch
Senators introduce bill that could jail execs for not reporting breaches
Senators introduce bill that could jail execs for not reporting breaches
Three Democratic senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would require company executives to report data breaches within 30 days or face jail time. Under the proposed legislation, executives who intentionally fail to report an attack could get up to five years in jail.
Fox Business (12/1) 
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UK security agency issues warning on Kaspersky Labs software
UK National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciaran Martin reportedly sent a letter to UK government agencies Friday warning against the use of Kaspersky Labs products, The Associated Press reports. "A Russia-based provider should never be used for systems that deal with issues related to national security," the letter states, noting also that "Russia is acting against the UK's national interest in cyberspace."
The Hill (12/2),  ABC News/The Associated Press (12/2) 
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