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CREDIT CARDS: Preparing for Chip-and-PIN cards in the United States. In response to consumer fears about future data breaches, major American retailers and banks are moving fast to introduce cards and checkout systems before October 2015, when the cost for fraudulent transactions will shift from banks to merchants if the merchants have not upgraded their equipment. Read more

DELAWARE: Delaware’s cyber-security website has been named the nation’s best. The state Department of Technology and Information site, digiknow.delaware.gov, won first place in the 2014 “BEST OF THE WEB” State Government Competition, Delaware Chief Information Officer James Collins announced Monday. This is the site’s third time in the last five years to win that top honor. Read more

SMALL BUSINESS: 8 Cybersecurity Resolutions to Make for 2015. In light of the alarming rate at which hackers are targeting businesses, every company, regardless of size, should make cybersecurity one of its top priorities in 2015. Experts offered the following New Year’s resolutions that small business owners should make to keep their data safe. View now

DOJ: U.S. Department of Justice’s new Cybersecurity Unit will operate within the department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). The Cybersecurity Unit will work in cooperation with law enforcement, private sector partners, and the U.S. Congress. Read more


JAVA 8 & GROOVY: Peter Ledbrook discusses the impact of the Java 8 language changes on Groovy applications and if Groovy still provides an edge in terms of developer productivity. [VIDEO & SLIDES] Watch now

JOB HUNTING CODERS: 5 myths and 5 mistakes job-hunting coders make. The things you need to know after you’ve made it through coding boot camp. Find out more

TYPESCRIPT & BACKBONE: Creating a Master/Detail Page with Backbone and TypeScript. There are two strategies for downloading multiple objects from your service with Backbone: The obvious one and the fast one. Read more


MOBILE BANK DEPOSITS: Some drawbacks in tapping the phone to deposit a check. Since the feature first became available five years ago, the ability to deposit a check with a few taps on a smartphone has become one of the most popular features of mobile banking. While the systems generally run smoothly, some possible drawbacks are becoming evident as use of the service grows. Find out more

TECH Q & A: How to restore old versions of Word documents, export a Gmail address book, and manage your iPhone mail more efficiently with one hand. Find out more


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FOR: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – December 9, 2014

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