Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas

OAS survey finds 40 percent of respondents have battled attempts to shut down their computer networks

Reuters

A poll by the Organization of American States found that 40 percent of respondents had battled attempts to shut down their computer networks, 44 percent had dealt with bids to delete files and 54 percent had encountered “attempts to manipulate” their equipment through a control system.

China Internet authority denounces Google certificate rejection

Users of Chrome may get a warning when attempting to visit sites certified by CNNIC

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese Internet regulator on Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" a decision by Google Inc to no longer recognize its certificates of trust, a move which could deter Chrome browser users accessing sites approved by the authority.

Google said on its official security blog on Wednesday that it would no longer recognize the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) certificate authorities, following a joint investigation between the company and CNNIC into a potential security lapse last month.

Jenkins User Conference - US East

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
End Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015

Alexandria, VA:

The Jenkins User Conference focuses on the use of Jenkins for continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as the fundamental best practice for enterprise software delivery. Our presenters are experienced Jenkins developers, build managers, QA, DevOps practitioners, IT managers/executives, architects and IT operations who are luminaries within the Jenkins community. They represent the many organizations around the world that are leveraging the use of Jenkins within the software delivery lifecycle.

2nd annual MilSatCom Latin America

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Brazil:

Now in its second successful year, MilSatCom Latin America 2015 is the only regional meeting place for military satellite communications specialists and all those responsible for optimising security and surveillance of national and air space and key domestic assets. 

Time to Revenue and the Services Evolution

Real change is underway, but capturing the full value of virtualized networks will not be instantaneous

Introduction

There is tremendous opportunity today for carriers willing to implement a more nimble network infrastructure, one able to support revenue-generating services on-demand. Legacy networks are too inflexible. Activating new services in these environments is a time-consuming and manual process, and incorporating the latest generation of dynamic services is almost impossible.

China's Huawei given clean bill of health by UK security board

Could serve as model for governments, operators and equipment providers to work together on cyber security

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the telecoms equipment company whose products are now integral to various mobile and fixed-line networks, poses no threat to Britain's national security, a board established to monitor the company's operations said.

The world's second largest telecoms equipment maker set up an independent cyber security evaluation center in Oxford in 2010 in conjunction with the government to check whether its equipment could pose a threat to national security.

FCC inches toward reforming airwave auction discounts

Most complex and biggest auction yet is expected in 2016

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving forward with plans to change the rules for government airwaves auctions to prevent big companies from tapping a discount program intended for small businesses, according to an FCC official familiar with the matter.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday circulated a so-called "public notice" to the rest of the commissioners, seeking further comments on specific proposals for how to reform a bidding discount program that has recently come under fire, the official said.

China's Huawei leads international patent filings: WIPO

Viewed as barometer of a country's technological progress, China sees double-digit growth in filings

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd became the world's No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014, a United Nations agency said Thursday, underscoring the innovative strides made by Chinese technology companies.

Huawei was followed by San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc while Huawei's crosstown rival ZTE Corp, which was the world's leading applicant in 2012, took third place in its number of filings, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

U.S labor board says some T-Mobile policies are illegal

NLRB says 'revise or rescind the unlawful rules'

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruled that certain labor policies of wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc were unfair, including some practices that discouraged workers from organizing.

NLRB Judge Christine Dibble said in an order on Wednesday that several provisions in T-Mobile's employee handbook, code of conduct, confidentiality agreement and form asking employee's to comply with unlawful work rules were unfair labor practices.

Boeing eyes satellite deal with tech giant this year

Aims to drive down the cost of satellite comms to compete with terrestrial price points

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it could clinch a deal this year to build a high-throughput communications satellite for top technology companies such as Google Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc or Apple Inc.

Jim Simpson, vice president of business development and chief strategist for Boeing Network and Space Systems, told Reuters the big technology firms were keen to expand Internet access around the world to help them grow.

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