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Cyber LEAP Act aims for innovations through Cybersecurity Grand Challenges

Cyber LEAP Act aims for innovations through Cybersecurity Grand Challenges

The Senate Commerce Committee approved last week what could prove to be an essential piece of legislation for cybersecurity researchers: The Cybersecurity Competitions to Yield Better Efforts to Research the Latest Exceptionally Advanced Problems, or Cyber LEAP Act of 2020. Sponsored by Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), the bill establishes a national series of Cybersecurity Grand Challenges so that the country can “achieve high-priority breakthroughs in cybersecurity by 2028.”

The challenges set up under the legislation will offer prizes, including cash and non-cash prizes, to competition winners, although the prizes aren’t yet spelled out. The legislation directs the secretary of commerce to set up the competitions in six key areas:

  1. Economics of a cyber attack, focused on building more resilient systems while raising the costs for adversaries
  2. Cyber training, to give Americans digital security literacy and boost the skills
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Cisco takes aim at supporting SASE

Cisco takes aim at supporting SASE

Cisco is embracing the secure-access service edge (SASE) architecture put forth by Gartner with plans to upgrade some of its existing products to reach the goal of delivering access control, security and networking to cloud services.The enterprise shift to SASE will...

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Cisco grabs ThousandEyes for network-intelligence technology

Cisco grabs ThousandEyes for network-intelligence technology

Cisco said it intends to acquire network intelligence software provider ThousandEyes for an undisclosed amount.Founded in 2010, the 400-employee ThousandEyes firm offers a cloud-based software package that analyzes performance of local and wide-area networks and the...

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Red Hat Runtimes adds Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java stack

Red Hat Runtimes adds Kubernetes-native Quarkus Java stack

Red Hat’s Quarkus, a Kubernetes-native Java stack, is now supported on the Red Hat Runtimes platform for developing cloud-native applications.A build of Quarkus is now part of Red Hat Runtimes middleware and integrates with the Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes container...

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IT skills to master for a better post-pandemic job

Work environments may look dramatically different when the COVID-19 pandemic abates, and IT teams will have to continue to adjust technology services to meet the shifting needs of organizations. While much is still unknown, network pros can be learning new skills even...

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 restarts purge of Windows 7

Windows resumed a more-or-less normal pattern in May as Windows 7 shed share while Windows 10 added to its account, bucking the March-April trend where roles had flipped – perhaps because of businesses and governments urging people to work at home during the...

With Process Fabric, Pega seeks to weave together enterprise apps

Automation is on the to-do list of many CIOs, accelerated in part to bridge gaps left by pandemic-related layoffs and work-from-home mandates. But when business processes span applications from multiple vendors — or systems belonging to suppliers or customers —...

Install latest SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise patches, experts urge

In May, SAP announced several security fixes for its Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database product, which thousands of enterprises worldwide use. The researchers who discovered and reported the vulnerabilities are now urging organizations to deploy those patches...

C and Rust programming languages continue to rise

The C programming language has kept the top spot in the Tiobe language popularity index for the second straight month and the Rust language has finally cracked the top 20.The Tiobe index for June 2020 represents the first time that Rust, a Mozilla project, has scaled...