Poverty in Germany 'at Record High' – Newsweek
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Synovous taps Gowen as chief information security officer – Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta Business ChronicleSynovous taps Gowen as chief information security officerAtlanta Business ChronicleIn 2008, the Georgia Tech graduate was promoted to senior director of procurement. Then in 2011, he was named chief procurement officer and group executive, procurement and corporate real estate. Synovus has 28 locally branded divisions, 258 offices, …Gowen Named Chief Information Security OfficerBusiness Wire (press release)all 6 news articles »
Facebook ThreatExchange Lets Tech Firms Share Info on Security Threats (All Facebook)
ThreatExchange may sound sinister, but it’s actually a way for tech companies to share information about malware and other security threats.
Facebook threat infrastructure team manager Mark Hammell introduced ThreatExchange in a note on the Protect the Graph page, saying that a malware- based spam attack last year was the impetus behind the initiative, and naming Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Yahoo as early participants, while citing Bitly and Dropbox as more recent additions.
Hammell wrote in the note:
A little over a year ago, a group of technology companies came together to discuss a botnet that was spreading a malware-based spam attack on all of our services. We quickly learned that sharing with one another was key to beating the botnet because parts of it were hosted on our respective services and none of us had the complete picture. During our discussions, it became clear that what we needed was a better model for threat sharing.
Expanding on those conversations, Facebook offered to build what has now become ThreatExchange, an API-based (application-programming interface) platform for security threat information. It was natural for us because our core service is a platform for sharing and because we already had a threat analysis framework called ThreatData that …
Blue Line Protection Group Expands Protection Services for LaConte's Cannabis Retail Locations
Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. , a leader in providing regulatory compliance, security consultation and protection services to high-value asset industries, today announced the expansion of its security …