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PRODUCTIVITY: Microsoft Office 365 Security Updates Revealed. Mobile and cloud trends are profoundly influencing how people do their jobs, said Vijay Kumar, Microsoft’s senior product marketing manager, in an interview with InformationWeek. Delivering improved service capabilities and customer controls for Office has been a priority, but such changes have to be made with security in mind, he said. Read more

AUTOMATED WORKFORCE: Here’s How Managers Can Be Replaced by Software. Fortune 500 executives spend a fair amount of time thinking about how automation and the Internet are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how technology will have an impact much closer to home: on their own jobs. Read more


WIFI EXPLOIT: Security Flaw Lets Attackers Cripple Your iPhone And There’s No Way To Stop Them. Wondering how difficult it is for attackers to cripple your iPhone? The answer isn’t going to make you happy — in a nutshell, all the have to do is create a Wi-Fi network. That’s right, thanks to a newly detailed security flaw in iOS, malicious hackers can send an iPhone into an endless reboot loop simply by creating a Wi-Fi network. Read more

ADD-ONS: Disney Is Using Ultrasonic Sound-Waves To Develop Next Generation Smartphone Accessories. Companies and researchers are always trying to find innovative ways to expand the smartphones and tablets we use everyday, whether it’s a new app or some kind of hardware accessory. And now, a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research are leveraging ultrasonic audio coming from our devices in order to develop new kinds of interactive mobile controllers. Read more


MOBILEGEDDON: Is It Time To Buy Your Own Server? 50 years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, observed that the number of transistors on integrated circuits had doubled each year since the integrated circuit had been invented. His prediction that this would continue into the foreseeable future has been proven to be more or less right. Experts predict that this is going to continue for at least another two decades. Read more

SALESFORCE RESEARCH: Wearables in the Enterprise are Driving Improved Business Performance. A new research report, “Putting Wearables to Work: Insights on Wearable Technology in Business,” which confirms that, as one of the hottest segments in tech, wearables are seen as a strategic platform for improving business performance and are an expanding area of investment. Read more


E-GOVERMENT: NIST Issues Draft De-Identification Guidance For Personally Identifiable Information. As federal agencies deal with more sensitive information – from digital documents to troves of “big data” – de-identifying personally identifiable information is an emerging challenge. Because agencies are under increased pressure to make raw data open to the public, the removal of sensitive personal information from that data is critical. Read more

OIG NEWS: Medicare Contractors Have InfoSec Gaps. Some Medicare administrative contractors have made improvements in their information security programs, but most still have a way to go in closing a number of key gaps, according to a new government watchdog report. Read more


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ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – June 10, 2015

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