Do American Technology Workers Do Vacations All Wrong?

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Do Americans have a vacation problem? Most of the world would say an emphatic “yes!” When my family lived in the United Kingdom for seven years in the 1990s, our English friends just shook their heads when we described any upcoming “holiday” plans. (Side note: Brits typically use the term ... Read More

Do American Tech Workers Do Vacations All Wrong?

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Do Americans have a vacation problem? Most of the world would say an emphatic…. yes! When my family lived in the United Kingdom for seven years in the 1990s, our English friends just shook their heads when we described any upcoming “holiday” plans. (Side note: Brits typically use the term ... Read More

Lessons from the Massive United Kingdom Power Outage

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In the midst of rush hour on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, the power went out in London, and in large sections of England and Wales. This blackout caused major disruptions. The Telegraph (UK) reported: “People at the ­[Ipswich] hospital said that parts of it were left in ‘complete darkness,’ with ... Read More

Lessons from the Massive UK Power Outage

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In the midst of rush hour on Friday, August 9, 2019, the power went out London, and in large sections of England and Wales. This blackout caused major disruptions. The Telegraph (UK) reported: “People at the ­hospital said that parts of it were left in “complete darkness”, with sirens going ... Read More

How Local Governments Can Address Cybersecurity Challenges

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As escalating cyberthreats continue to grab global headlines, local governments have been hit particularly hard over the past year. From cities to counties to townships, the breadth and depth of attacks have overwhelmed many jurisdictions. Last year, Government Technology magazine described “Local Governments’ Cybersecurity Crisis in 8 Charts.” And our ... Read More

How Local Governments Can Address Cybersecurity

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As escalating cyberthreats continue to grab global headlines, local governments have been hit particularly hard over the past year. From cities to counties to townships, the breadth and depth of attacks have overwhelmed many jurisdictions. Last year, Government Technology Magazine described why “Local government cybersecurity is in a crisis in ... Read More

Governors Announce Initiative to Address Aging Infrastructure

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The governors gathered in Utah this past week, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock presided over many of the meetings. The Montana Free Press reported: “Bullock capped his yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association Thursday by releasing “A Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans.” He shared ... Read More

Governors Announce New Infrastructure Initiative

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The governors gathered in Utah this past week, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock presided over many of the meetings. The Montana Free Press reported: “Bullock capped his yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association Thursday by releasing “A Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans.” He shared ... Read More

Another Look at Global Insider Cybersecurity Threats

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In the past week, a European headline proclaimed that a security researcher was arrested after data on every adult in Bulgaria was hacked from a government site. Back in March, this Dark Reading article gave three examples of “common insider threats” which include:   A former Goodwill employee stole $93,000 ... Read More

Another Look at Insider Threats

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In the past week, a European headline proclaimed that a security researcher was arrested after data on every adult in Bulgaria was hacked from a government site. Back in March, this Dark Reading article gave three examples of “common insider threats” which include:   A former Goodwill employee stole $93,000 ... Read More