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December 5, 2012
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The Game Changer 
  • Experts predict rise of cybersecurity black market
    More security research firms will turn away from less lucrative vendor contracts in 2013 and instead sell the information they glean about software vulnerabilities on the open market, according to experts. Cyber-mercenaries are becoming more protective of their discoveries as the technology involved becomes more complex and the secrets more valuable. "They'll sell to whomever offers the money for the product that they're looking to sell, and they'll often sell it to several people at once," said Frank Artes of NSS Labs. Dark Reading (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Emerging Tools 
  • AMD debuts new line of power-efficient server chips
    Advanced Micro Devices introduced a family of low-cost, energy-efficient Opteron processors designed specifically for use in cloud and high-intensity Web environments. The nine x86 server chips are all based on the company's new Piledriver architecture and include the Opteron 4300, which boosts performance by up to 15% and offers enhanced performance-per-watt, according to the company. eWeek (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Security Update 
  • Experts press for unified policy on U.S. cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity in the U.S. is being hampered by a piecemeal approach to network defense that lacks any overarching strategy for dealing with potential threats, according to a group of policy analysts from two prominent think tanks. Timothy Sample of the Battelle Memorial Institute Special Programs Organization and Michael Swetnam of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies spell out the concerns in a book, calling on government officials to establish a comprehensive cybersecurity doctrine that details in clear language how the U.S. will respond to threats and attacks. Computerworld/IDG News Service (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Tech Business 
  • Analyst: Data-driven demands are spurring health care IT growth
    Innovation within health care IT is all about data, data intelligence and data analysis, according to Gartner analyst Vi Shaffer, who said there are three top questions facing the health care sector: "What do I do with all this data? How do I use it for true clinical research? How do I use it to study the effectiveness of my care?" (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Managing IT 
  • Successful innovation requires a global footprint
    Innovation is increasingly a global force, and companies need to build global information networks and innovation partnerships, appoint managers with international worldviews and develop systems for managing global projects, argue Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson in this book excerpt. "Companies that don't embrace this change and the opportunities it affords will find the twenty-first century a difficult place in which to compete," Doz and Wilson write. Fast Company online (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Do you feel your company's IT spending is aligned with its business priorities?
    No  57.81%
    Yes  42.19%
  • How many monitors do you use?
More than 2

Geeking Out 
  • Scientists gauge facial temperature to root out liars
    Researchers at the University of Grenada have found dishonesty and anxiety lead to an increase in facial temperature. The "Pinocchio Effect" is the result of changes in an area of the brain known as the insular cortex, which is thought to control emotion and body temperature. Popular Science (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
We're talking about a massive robbery of American intellectual property. We're basically funding the research and development for the People's Liberation Army and the armies of the Russian Federation and a few others."
--David Smith, director of the Potomac Institute Cyber Center, as quoted by Computerworld/IDG News Service
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