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On Wednesday, the New York Times admitted they were hacked. In the article they blamed Symantec, their anti-virus provider, for not identifying the cyber attack sooner. Later that day Symantec released a statement, correctly stating that in today’s complex cyber world, relying just on anti-virus software is not enough. Read Symantec’s full statement here.
On Friday, Red Hat released their top IT predictions for 2013. Among them are: “Enterprise storage will transform from a ‘data destination’ into a ‘data platform’, “Private (and hybrid) PaaS will go mainstream”, and “Open source software will drive proprietary storage hardware and software stacks”. Read all 10 predictions.
As state and local municipalities continue to rely on IT for cost savings, increased efficiencies, and greater transparency, a new need has developed. While there is no exact job description, Chief Innovation Officers are relied on to understand and implement new technologies and encourage job growth by working with the private sector. Gov Tech’s Will the Chief Innovation Officer Transform Government? investigates this new trend.
Due to recent cyber attacks, the Pentagon is increasing the Defense Department’s Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people. The New York Times reports they plan on having “three different forces under Cyber Command: ‘national mission forces’ to protect computer systems that support the nation’s power grid and critical infrastructure; ‘combat mission forces’ to plan and execute attacks on adversaries; and ‘cyber protection forces’ to secure the Pentagon’s computer systems.”