Lessons of the Week! Bradley Cooper, Vanessa Hudgens & More

first_img View Comments We trudged uphill 100 miles barefoot in the snow this morning for one reason and one reason alone: To bring you the Lessons of the Week! Admit it, you’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out the crazy things we learned about Bradley Cooper, Kelli O’Hara, Vanessa Hudgens and more stars this week. Check it out!Kelli O’Hara Is the New Mama BroadwayWatch out, Audra McDonald—The King and I headliner Kelli O’Hara is angling to steal your title. When Beautiful’s Anika Larsen recently found out she was pregnant, she immediately told O’Hara, who has become her “baby guru.” Wait, can’t there be two Mama Broadways? There have been like 8 million Mama Mortons…Bradley Cooper Has a Tiny SecretWe already know The Elephant Man headliner Bradley Cooper’s acting prowess is huge, but on The Tonight Show, he admitted to Jimmy Fallon that there’s something else about him that’s very, very small. His talent for air-guitaring! Wait, what did you think we were gonna say?Showtunes Make Us SweatyDon’t think we forgot about that drunk New Year’s resolution you made. You know, the one where you said you’d go to the gym every day and give up peanut butter cups? Don’t worry, just stick our Broadway workout playlist on your phone, crank up the volume and you’ll be ready to rip off your shirt like Ramin Karimloo in no time.Tracy & Link Sealed the DealWe’ve been up all night for the last 13 years trying to figure out the answer to one of Broadway’s most mystifying questions: Did Tracy Turnblad lose her virginity to Link Larkin the night they won the dance competition or what? Hairspray star Marissa Jaret Winokur has confirmed that the answer is yes. Yes, they did. OK, moving on to Elphaba and Fiyero. Did they or didn’t they, Idina?Frankie J. Grande Wants to Play SherrieThere’s some role swapping going on at Rock of Ages. Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of Lonny in the hit musical, has returned as Stacee Jaxx—so Broadway.com vlogger Frankie J. Grande wants to get in on the action and play Sherrie. Hmm. If your sister won’t take the midnight train going anywhere, that could work.Even Broadway Stars Get Friend ZonedYou’d think a gorgeous, talented star would have no trouble getting dates, but Phantom’s Julia Udine got stuck in the dreaded Friend Zone with her crush for six years, just like Eponine in Les Miz! (Spoiler alert, the dude finally got the hint, asked her out and they lived happily ever after, but still.)Korean Oz Has No ArtichokesWicked is a hit all over the world, but apparently Glinda’s snappy insults don’t always hold up. International Elphie Jennifer DiNoia told us the line “It seems the artichoke is steamed” has been changed to “broccoli” in Korea, because they don’t have artichokes there. WHAT? That’s terrible! What kind of dip do you guys even eat?!Vanessa Hudgens Goes to Bubbly U.Gigi star Vanessa Hudgens is taking her new role very seriously—she told us she dances around the house drinking champagne and singing songs from the musical just like the feisty French fille. Cheers to the Dom Perignon School of Method Acting!Rum Tum Tugger’s Ready to Rap in NYCWhat’s that sound? Could it be… The sound of Jellicle cats meowing? It is, it is! This week, Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that Cats is prowling back to Broadway, featuring a glam Grizabella and of course, a raptastic Rum Tum Tugger. Let the memory live again! Right now. Is it open yet? Now is it open? Now? Meow.Everybody Wants to Be ElsaWith a Frozen musical on the Broadway horizon, Lea Michele and Shoshana Bean popped out of the woodwork this week to sing their own interpretations of “Let It Go.” While both gals would make great Elsas, you voted Bean’s fractal-spiraling rendition as your favorite on our poll. Keep ‘em coming, ladies—let the storm rage on!last_img read more

Talk Turf

first_imgScientists from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Arkansas will share their expertise, too.The institute trade show will have exhibits from more than 50 turf-related companies and associations, with silent auctions each day. Plus, appearances by the Atlanta Falcon cheerleaders.The cost to attend both days is $230 ($180 for Georgia Turfgrass Association members). One-day fees are $190 ($140 GTA). The fee for the trade show and luncheon only, for either day, is $25 ($20 GTA).For more on the Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show, or to register, call (800) 687-6949. Or e-mail the GTA office [email protected] GTA presents the institute in cooperation with UGA and 11turf-related associations. Experts from across the Southeast will share their knowledge Dec. 10-11 during the annual Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show at the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center in Duluth, Ga.This year’s institute includes educational workshops presented by some of the turf industry’s top speakers. Leading companies will also be on hand at the institute trade show.University of Georgia scientists will present workshops on: Turfgrass weed management Integrated pest management for ornamentals and turfgrass Erosion and sediment control Field diagnosis and management of turfgrass diseases Pest management on athletic fields Transition herbicides for removing overseeding Managing turfgrasses for maximum root growth Turfgrass wear and soil compaction Effects of drought on plant health Environmental impact of landscapes Turfgrass management for Hispanic employees University of Georgialast_img read more

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball on playing with Isaiah Thomas: ‘Opposites attract’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe message on Thomas’ screen referenced none of that. Ball simply wanted to know if on days off his new teammate liked to get in the gym.“I told him there is no days off,” Thomas said.He would be at the Lakers’ practice facility the next morning at 11. Ball asked if he could join him.“That says a lot about the type of person and player he is,” Thomas said. “He wants to be great. He wants to get better. I’m all for helping him. I’ve been in the league seven years and I know a little bit about the NBA. But at the same time I’m pushing to be great as well.”Ball said he “was just trying to get a feel” for Thomas. Starting Friday against Dallas, the Lakers (23-34) will spend the final 25 games of their season navigating the tricky and potentially awkward pairing of their two point guards. One is an established star, the other an unproven rookie to whom the Lakers have tethered their future.Thomas and Ball have not yet shared the court in a game, with Ball missing the 15 games before the All-Star Break due to a sprained left MCL, but are so far saying the right things.“Opposites attract,” Ball said. “I like to pass, he likes to shoot. So I think we’re going to work well. And he can definitely help me on the offensive end, just the way he comes off screens. How he gets to his spots on the floor so he definitely helps me a lot.”At the end of each practice this season, Ball has wrapped up by shooting on one basket with fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma, engaging assistant coaches Miles Simon and Brian Shaw in shooting games before heading to the locker room.On Thursday, Kuzma shot with Josh Hart, while Ball shared a basket with Thomas. Coach Luke Walton said he wants the two spending as much time together as possible, although, he added, “I don’t mandate it.”“I don’t tell Isaiah and Zo you guys have to go shoot at the same basket together,” Walton said. “They’ve got their own rooms still on the road. Whether they go to dinner together or not is going to be up to them. Hopefully it’s a bond that they build from playing the same position and Zo can learn from him.”The on-court chemistry is expected to be put to the test on Friday, the Lakers’ first game since losing 119-111 at Minnesota eight days ago.Ball is listed as questionable for Friday, one day shy of six weeks since he first suffered his knee injury, which generally has a recovery time of one-to-three weeks. He was, however, a full participant in Thursday’s practice and a night session on Wednesday that Walton said was running intensive “to get … the All-Star break out of” the Lakers.Before the break, Ball said he expected to play against the Mavericks.“I’m not 100 (percent) but I feel I could definitely play,” Ball said. “I don’t think it’s going to get any worse from me playing so I feel I should be out there.”When Ball returns, it will make for some interesting decisions with the starting lineup, where Brandon Ingram has filled in capably at point guard while Thomas has served as sixth man in his three games with the Lakers. Walton said if Ball is on a minutes restriction he will have to decide whether Ball will “be able to hit that easier if he comes off the bench or starting.”Ball has started all 36 of the games he has played, averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists.Thomas is recovering from his own injury. A torn labrum in his hip limited him to just 15 games in Cleveland before the trade, and while other stars headed to tropical locales for the All-Star break – Ball himself jet set to Miami – Thomas said he spent the week trying to get back into form.“It’s going to take some time,” said Thomas, who said his hip has “for the most part” healed.Thomas finished fifth in MVP voting last season in Boston, but does not seem like a long-term fit for the Lakers, due both to their commitment to Ball and his ball-dominant style of playing point guard. Despite those stylistic differences, Walton said Ball can absorb plenty from two months around Thomas.“Isaiah plays the point guard very effectively, his way of playing it,” Walton said, “and (Ball) can pick his brain and see what that’s like. Pick and choose things that he wants to add to his game. … There’s always stuff to learn from no matter if they play the position the same way or not.”It’s a mentorship program with an expiration date. Barring an unexpected run for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the Lakers’ season will end on April 11 and Thomas will head into free agency while Ball moves into his first full offseason as a pro.Until then, Ball said, he intends to “just make the most of” his time with Thomas.And when the two step on the court together, the rookie said, “I think it’s going to be easy. … We know how to play the game. I think it will be fun.”For the 27-year-old Thomas, it’s too early in his career to put him out to the pasture that is “mentorship” and “veteran influence.” He is striving for a toehold among the league’s biggest stars, seeking a maximum contract.He is happy to take Ball under his wing, but it isn’t why he’s here.“Whether he sees it or not,” Thomas said, “I’m going to be in the gym.”NOTESChanning Frye will miss at least the next five games after undergoing an appendectomy on Feb. 16 in Cleveland. The Lakers hope he will be able to rejoin the team after their upcoming four-game road trip, which concludes March 3 in San Antonio. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img EL SEGUNDO — It was late on a Saturday night when Isaiah Thomas, fresh off his 22-point Lakers debut in Dallas earlier this month, landed in Los Angeles for the first time after being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers.With three days between games, the next practice was not scheduled until Monday morning, giving the All-Star point guard and free agent-to-be a brief respite to process the latest career twist.Thomas’ phone lit up with a text from Lonzo Ball, the Lakers star rookie and the incumbent at point guard. The trade seemed to put the two playmakers at odds. Both were accustomed to big minutes. Each needs the ball in his hands to be effective. The Lakers were bombarded with questions about the fit.Would Thomas start over Ball? Could they play together? 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Garner slams CARICOM dissolution proposal

first_img While CARICOM heads have embraced the recommendation and resolved to ensure its implementation, the WICB, headed by controversial president Dave Cameron, has rejected it as an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”. The board also slammed the report as “limited in scope”, arguing that the panel’s investigations had “triggered findings and recommendations … which are not supported by the facts”. “The dissolution of the board is simply not a viable, legal or practical option and carries a major financial risk, which the panel either ignored or was unaware of,” the WICB told CARICOM in a written response earlier this year. Last month, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said CARICOM was soliciting advice on the “legal position” of West Indies cricket. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president Joel Garner has hit out at the CARICOM-commissioned Governance Panel’s controversial recommendation that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be dissolved. Garner, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler and a current WICB director, questioned the practicality of the proposed move, contending that all the boards which comprised the regional governing body were legitimate legal entities and, therefore, they could not be simply struck down. “My questions are: Is the BCA, which was constituted by an act of Parliament in 1933, an illegal entity and my selection as president of the BCA an illegal act?” Garner queried, while speaking at the BCA’s quarterly meeting here Thursday. “So I have to ask the question: is the GCB (Guyana Cricket Board) an illegal entity? Is the Jamaica Cricket (Association) an illegal entity? Is the Leeward Islands Cricket Association an illegal entity? Is the Windward Islands Cricket Board an illegal entity? Is the TTCB (Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board) an illegal entity?” He continued: “If they are so, they have all been established in countries in which the prime ministers are making noise and they have to tell the public of the region if these entities are illegal, how they were able to remain vibrant for so long.” In proposing the dissolution of the WICB, the Governance Panel, headed by UWI Cave Hill Principal Eudine Barriteau, also recommended the appointment of an interim board, “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”. UNNECESSARY DEMANDlast_img read more

Why Twitter Needs Its Own Messaging App

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Twitter is the social application I use the most. I check it as soon as I wake up in the morning, whenever I have a free moment while riding the bus or in line at a coffee shop, and when news breaks. I rely on it heavily for news and information, as well as predictable snark from fellow journalists.When I spend time on Twitter, I’m either posting or reading public updates. Very rarely do I use it to send direct messages, as Twitter calls its one-to-one private messages, mostly because it’s a feature buried within an app that’s geared for news consumption, not private communication.If Twitter rebooted its direct-messaging system and turned it into a standalone app, like Facebook has done with Facebook Messenger, I would gladly use it as a mobile messenger. Right now, most conversations I have with people via direct message always end with, “Here, text me, that will just be easier.”Twitter has made a handful of changes in recent months to improve direct messages, including adding the ability to send photos in messages. After a period when the messaging feature was all but hidden, the company has put an increased emphasis on private messaging, and there were rumors last year that the company is working on a private messaging client to compete with apps like WhatsApp. So far, though, nothing has materialized.Twitter CEO Dick Costolo recently dropped hints about improved messaging features in the company’s most recent quarterly earnings call, suggesting that the company was exploring ways to share updates privately with a small group of people. That would be great, too—if the company first took care of the basic problems with its existing messaging tools.Messaging Is Overtaking SocialGone are the days when oversharing with hundreds of friends was the most popular way to spend time online. As people become more concerned about privacy—and as messaging startups continue to pop up with unique features designed for chatting—more people are choosing to share information privately.See Also: The 10 Most Popular Mobile Messaging Apps In The WorldThe “ephemeral” messaging startup Snapchat exploded into popularity among teens with its disappearing photos. Other social networks, most notably Facebook, struggled to catch up. Facebook’s Snapchat clone, Poke, failed miserably, and to add insult to injury, Snapchat reportedly rebuffed Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer.As we’ve since learned, Snapchat messages don’t actually disappear—but the idea of disappearing messages which can’t be held up to public scrutiny has taken hold. And that’s a problem for Twitter, whose dominant mode of sharing is public.Nothing encapsulates the rising trend in mobile messaging quite like Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp—the world’s most popular messaging application—for $19 billion. Although Facebook has its own mobile messenger which it’s been focused on growing, buying WhatsApp was a testament to people’s switch from social networks to messaging apps.It’s time for Twitter to get on board.A Flawed Messaging SystemTwitter’s direct messages are frustrating. You can’t send links to the majority of websites. The character limit is set at 140—even shorter than a traditional text message. And if you send more than 250 messages a day, you can end up in Twitter jail. All of these limitations are arbitrary results of Twitter’s architecture, not elegant product decisions based on user needs.Last fall, Twitter made it impossible to send links in direct messages. The company claimed it was a technical issue with URLs sent in direct messages at the time. But if it’s a glitch, it’s still not fixed: Users still can’t send links via DM. There are a few sites that are approved for inclusion, like twitter.com and facebook.com, but others, like personal websites and even major news sites, don’t work. Twitter’s restriction of inboxes was likely an attempt to keep spammy messages to a minimum. While it did eliminate unwanted messages—I haven’t received a spammy DM since Twitter blocked links—I’ve been increasingly frustrated every time I try to share a link with a friend. Users can send messages from both Twitter’s mobile app and Twitter.com, but often notifications are out of date between versions. On the Web, I receive messages well after I’ve already read them on mobile, and frequently there is a notification alert above the mail icon on my Twitter homepage alerting me to a message I’ve already read. Fail Me Once, Shame On YouThen there are those legendary “DM fails.”One benefit of Twitter creating a messenger application might be to put an end, once and for all, to Twitter scandals where the sender claims they goofed and tried to send a direct message—an idea now so common it inspired a plot point in Jon Favreau’s new movie Chef.The notion of a direct-message mistake, or “DM fail,” is becoming dated. DM fails happened more frequently when people used Twitter via text message or third-party clients and replied to someone with an “@” instead of a “D” in front of their username—remember Rep. Anthony Weiner’s epic mishap? Now that people regularly use the Twitter app or Twitter on the Web, these DM fails are pretty hard to do, but people are still using the excuse when caught writing inappropriate tweets. An overhauled messaging system would not only improve the Twitter experience, but it would also be a way to attract more users, and keep them on the service. Twitter has struggled to evangelize its services to the masses, and is taking steps to appeal to a larger audience by simplifying its services. A standalone messaging app could do just that.And separating the idea of public and private communications would go far to simplify what Twitter means. Foursquare just did something similar in unbundling its location-broadcasting and city-guide features into separate apps.In the meantime, I’ll just have to keep giving out my phone number to Twitter friends. Or I’ll tell them to message me on Facebook. Image by threesisters selena larson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Direct Messages#Direct Messaging#Facebook#Messages#messaging#private messages#Snapchat#twitter#whatsapp center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts last_img read more

Why data security is really everyone’s challenge today

first_imgReadWrite Sponsors Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…center_img The prevalence and proliferation of connected devices has undoubtedly improved efficiency in people’s lives, but the massive amounts of personal data required to operate such devices has raised numerous safety and security concerns. We spoke with Gerald Reddig, Nokia’s head of security marketing, and Daisy Su, Nokia’s connected device platform marketing manager, to gain a better understanding of what’s happening in the IoT security landscape, and what Nokia is doing to ensure that customers’ data stays safe.ReadWrite: The Internet of Things provides new ways to use services that are reliant on data and providing a platform in the cloud. So we kind of know that end users are going to have issues around data security. How do we overcome the customer’s fears regarding security?  Gerald Reddig: One of the nice proof points for all of the initiatives that we started in Nokia has to do with the Mirai botnet attack — the biggest IoT attack ever. This type of breach attacks internet or service providers; in the Mirai case, the service provider was hacked by IoT devices that were managed by neither the end user nor the manufacturer. This raised an important question in the IoT industry — should we secure the device itself or the data from the device, within the application server? The bottom line is that there is actually no single magic security bullet that can easily fix all the key IoT security issues. You need to attack the problem from different angles. There are a range of different issues to consider in IoT security. The first is IoT network security, which protects and secures the DNS or connected devices to backend systems on the Internet. Then there’s IoT authentication, which provides the ability for users to penetrate the IoT device and the management of overseeing the device. The third is encryption, or putting data in transit between IoT edge devices and backend systems. IoT public key infrastructure (PKI) typically originates from service providers and ensures that the radio access network (RAN) system provides digital certificates and cryptographic lifecycle capabilities. The fifth and biggest industry topic right now is IoT security analytics, which is process of collecting, aggregating, and monitoring all of the data.These top five IoT security pieces are on Nokia’s radar to help security become more proactive, rather than simply reactive.  Nokia developed a security architecture for service providers and enterprises that helps to deploy the right balance between both proactive and reactive security.RW: Where do devices fit into the security picture?Daisy Su: When talking about security, we need to focus on end-to-end security, covering not only network connectivity and the applications in which the user data is being transported, but also the device itself. What we have learned and discovered is that many IoT devices behave similarly to mobile devices in terms of connecting to mobile networks, and we need to make sure that the device management lifecycle that we traditionally do for mobile is applied to the entire IoT as well. Here are a few common security questions related to mobile devices that are relevant to IoT:   How do we authenticate devices to make sure that they have the correct identities and credentials to be allowed into the system without compromising the network? How do we apply access control to make sure that the right users and the right devices do only what they are supposed to do?How do we ensure that the data from the devices is transported through a secure channel onto mobile networks so that it cannot be compromised tampered with?How do we ensure data confidentiality, so that the intended receiver of the data is the only one who can read the data?How do we ensure that we know the status and the availability of all the devices connecting to this network?We also need to be able to generate secure passwords and allow future locking and wiping for IoT devices if they are compromised. It is essential that we be able to apply security fixes remotely and to neutralize the IoT security threat when vulnerability is detected. Many IoT developers today have not focused strongly enough on how to secure the devices and connectivity to the networks. They have a general understanding on how to secure devices from the Internet point of view, but securing them on a mobile network involves very different knowledge, experience, and learning. There are a lot of back doors in IoT that people just don’t know how to close. Nokia has solutions to help both IoT service providers and mobile network operators track down and actively secure the vulnerable devices before, during, and after the attacks. We also provide a way to access millions of network connected devices, secure them and apply software update and security patches remotely. RW: What are some of the best practices, as we add millions of devices, in terms of deploying IoT networks?DS: Managing network-connected devices starts with making sure that devices are certified according to industry standards and network operators’ specifications. At Nokia, we are helping service providers certify their mobile and IoT devices before on-boarding them to their network. For example, with our largest North American operators, we provide self-verification for device vendors to test their devices against the device protocols required. We also provide verification services for both network operators and device vendors to test and verify the devices with the end-to-end network use cases, making sure that they don’t compromise the network once they connect. Once the device is certified, being able to connect the network to the proper on-boarding procedure is really important. The on-boarding procedure has to make sure that these devices are authorized and authenticated to connect to the network in real time. But the complete device lifecycle management goes beyond certification and on-boarding. With Nokia Connected Device Platform, we can qualify the devices and detect new devices as soon as they attempt to connect to the network, thus authenticating and authorizing proper devices for access to the network. We can automatically and remotely activate, deactivate, and configure features and functionalities for the devices based on triggered policies and mobile network requirements. We can also provide maintenance functions, and identify and manage the flaws with the devices. Additionally, we can efficiently apply the most recent software and firmware updates onto millions of network-connected devices remotely.  When devices need security updates, these can be burdensome tasks, but we at Nokia can provide and support security updates for the mobile service provider. With IoT, there are multiple device models and that are flooding the network, each of which supports multiple OS versions; every security update must be unique to a specific device model’s specific OS system. So with millions of IoT devices connected to multiple networks, you have to figure out a way to update devices in the least amount of time and effort possible. You need a dynamic system to enable you to organize, analyze, and apply that firmware. At Nokia, we have successfully updated the security of more than 300 million mobile devices. GR: What Daisy just described is incident prevention, incident detection, and incident mitigation. The second part, incident detection, is where the service providers play an important role with sophisticated machine learning analytics software. All of these big data techniques provide more predictive modeling for anomaly detection. RW: There are a lot of solutions out there, and Nokia has it’s own as well, but what’s unique about how you’re addressing attack prevention? GR: Our end-to-end security portfolio, which is called Netguard Security, makes it simpler by cutting the security issue into three main blocks. Block one is endpoint security, which involves the encryption and authentication of end points and the detection of traffic anomalies. The second block is network security —  the most essential part and probably, from the market revenue perspective, the most relevant because it covers the perimeter protection against external attacks. Block three is security management, which helps reduce the response time of security teams and even automate parts of mitigation processes.  Let’s use the Mirai botnet attack again as an example. Our threat intelligence center alerted our customer by providing guidance on how to react and implement new security policies, though in many of our networks, Mirai was not present at all. Still, we made sure that our customer was prepared in case they were attacked — that’s a critical part of security prevention. This kind of threat intelligence helps all customers implement preventative security, and with the even more sophisticated attacks we see on the cybersecurity horizon, you can’t be too prepared. RW: Is there a different approach for enterprise? How is Nokia dealing with this target?GR: What comes to mind is my recent conversations with some enterprises at one of the trade shows in the critical communication world in Hong Kong — the question I always get is how I can make sure that the convergence that happens between information technology and operations technology does not create a disaster precipitated by a hacker attack. The typical nightmare scenario for all security people working in the utility industry is that someone could hack into the IT system and get across to the OT. We have also recently seen attacks involving advanced persistent threats, like in Ukraine, where hackers gained access to the power grid system and denied thousands of people electricity for a few days.The critical question is not that there is a big difference between SP service providers and enterprises, but rather how to reduce the pain of the volume and the velocity of security data alerts. More than 90 percent of enterprises receive more than 150,000 security alerts a year. With only a small team, there’s no way to look to all of the alerts; our research found was that only 30 percent of security alerts are investigated. This makes today’s technology landscape fertile ground for hackers. Target Inc., for example, has been hacked, and the hackers lurked inside the company’s network for months before they started exfiltrating the actual credit card data. Hackers are masters at waiting until the prime opportunity to strike presents itself; the average dwell time, the time that threat actors lingers in a victim’s environment until they are detected, in cyberspace is 146 days. Today, we know that hackers are beginning to compromise low-value assets capture the big fish — the high value assets. We must make the dwell time harder and shorter to make hacking itself harder. This requires new security management to reduce the alert noise and focus on the real threats.Finally, we must shorten the time between detection and remediation. And that’s what Nokia developed. Our NetGuard security management centers are easy-to-use security operations, analytics, and reporting software solutions that enable operators to prevent, pinpoint, and address security threats before they result in breaches. It shrinks detection time by 80 percent, and accelerates recovery time by 75 percent and investigation time by more than 50 percent. DS: Securely on-boarding network-connected devices is essential, regardless of whether the IoT devices are provided by the service provider or enterprise. If the IoT devices provided by the enterprise need to connect to the mobile network, the same device lifecycle management procedures described earlier are applicable onto all those enterprise IoT devices as well. RW: What is the killer app for security on the horizon?GR: That question makes it seem like there is a one-size-fits-all solution, but such a solution probably doesn’t exist. The same applies for cloud security and for smartphone security. Whenever we talk about security, all of the products and interlocking interfaces should be integrated so that we have a cohesive end-to-end solution that provides all of the unique capabilities help for our customers to address the evolving security threat. And that happens for mobile broadband, for IoT, for cloud, or for whatever the technological disruptions are prevalent at the time. I’ve never heard of a killer app, but I think the right structure and strategy means from professional security to investigate where security holes exist, the right mix of security hardware and software deployments to prevent and detect security threats, and a mitigation system with a rapid response automation is essential. All three of those things help keep the balance between proactive and reactive security. Still, even that solution doesn’t work for everyone. RW: I kind of asked that question knowing that the answer was going to be no, but I wanted to know anyway. DS: Basically, security is the job of everyone — the users, the software, every single network element, every device on the network, everything.This article was produced in partnership with Nokia. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Big Data#data security#Internet of Things#IoT#Nokia last_img read more

Turkey seeks arrest of NBA star Kanter – report

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Turkish NBA Player Enes Kanter, seen through a video camera, speaks to the media during a news conference about his detention at a Romanian airport on May 22, 2017 in New York City. Kanter returned to the U.S. after being detained for several hours at a Romanian airport following statements he made criticizing Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFPTurkey issued an arrest warrant on Friday for Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a “terror group”, a pro-government newspaper reported.A judge issued the arrest warrant after an Istanbul prosecutor opened an investigation into Kanter’s alleged “membership of an armed terrorist organization”, Sabah daily reported.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Kanter, 25, a centre for Oklahoma City Thunder, previously backed Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in Twitter postings after an attempted putsch last July aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Turkey accuses US-based Gulen of ordering the failed coup and refers to the movement as the “Fethullah Terrorist Organization” (FETO). Gulen denies the claims.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe arrest warrant refers to Kanter’s alleged use of an encrypted messaging application called Bylock, Sabah said, which Turkey claims was especially created for Gulen supporters.It also referred to Kanter’s “praise for a terror organization” in messages via his social media accounts, the daily reported. MOST READ Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Swiss-born star hit back at the Sabah story on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of the article, adding: “You cannot catch me. Hahaha. Don’t waste your energy.“I am already going to come to (Turkey) to spit on all of your ugly, hate-filled faces.”Sabah daily added that the prosecutor would apply for an Interpol red notice — to inform Interpol’s 190 members that someone’s arrest is sought and thus ensure their deportation — to the justice ministry.Kanter, who has compared Erdogan to Adolf Hitler, was detained in Romania at the weekend after being informed that his Turkish passport had been cancelled.He claimed the cancellation was linked to his criticism of Erdogan’s government and told reporters on Monday he would seek American citizenship.ADVERTISEMENT PH’s Bull Squad headed to DC for Red Bull Reign 3×3 World Finals Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

a month agoEx-‘fatty’ Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen hits stunning 5 PSV goals

first_imgEx-‘fatty’ Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen hits stunning 5 PSV goalsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen has hit five goals for PSV Eindhoven in their thumping of Vitesse.He opened the scoring after 18 minutes before adding further strikes ten minutes before half-time and immediately after the break.Malen then completed the 5-0 rout with two penalties in the final seven minutes.The result still leaves Mark van Bommel’s side behind Ajax on goal difference at the top of the Eredivisie, with four wins and a draw so far this season.It takes the forward’s total to ten this season, which included a goal on his senior Netherlands debut against Germany this month.Malen was part of Arsenal’s academy between 2015 and 2017.Earlier this month, Malen admitted he still bristles over criticism from his time at Arsenal.Malen was branded overweight by former Arsenal youth chief Andries Jonker, now in charge of Telstar, during his time with the Gunners.”I heard him say that I came in too fat. That surprised me,” Malen recalled to AD.”They had been working at Arsenal for two months when I came. Then of course you are not immediately at the same level.”I was not fit yet, but too fat? No.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more