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Thrive with the Confidence of Cyber Resilience

first_imgCybersecurity. Just hearing that word sends chills up and down the spines of most IT folks I know. It is a complex and unrelenting challenge every company wrestles with as they embark on or continue their digital transformation. It is the “thing that keeps you up at night” and is the #1 subject on the minds of every public and private Board of Directors.On that topic, it isn’t every day you have the opportunity to claim cybersecurity enhancements across your entire portfolio. Today, Dell Technologies is expanding on our foundation of cybersecurity features that help establish and maintain a secure IT ecosystem, from the edge to the core and the cloud. These elements, separately and combined, are intended to bolster your trust and confidence in Dell Technologies as the primary source of IT solutions in today’s digital era.Our story is quite simple for this announcement – battling cybersecurity is about starting strong, staying strong, and outmaneuvering threats. It sounds simple on paper, but it is not simple in execution. Let me take you through what we’re doing to enhance our systems’ intrinsic security so you can focus on your customer and driving your business.Start StrongStarting strong is about laying down a trusted IT infrastructure foundation. That foundation starts with the silicon design and permeates the system’s lifecycle, from supply chain management to manufacturing, delivery, production, and retirement – all from a single, trusted vendor. In this domain, we’re introducing Dell Technologies Secured Component Verification, part of our Cyber Resilient Architecture for PowerEdge servers. Secured Component Verification provides “as-built” hardware validation upon delivery to ensure that nobody has modified your new systems’ hardware configuration in transit.Complementing this capability for Dell Trusted Devices is the new Dell SafeSupply Chain solution, which  delivers additional layers of supply chain security and integrity controls to what are already the industry’s most secure commercial PCs. The new services include tamper-evident seals and a NIST compliant hard drive wipe.We’re formalizing our service offerings for Enterprise customers to simplify system lifecycle management. With services such as Keep Your Hard Drive for Enterprise and Keep Your Component for Enterprise, customers maintain complete control over failed parts, never letting sensitive data out of their sight. With Data Sanitization for Enterprise and Data Destruction for Enterprise services, data residing on end-of-life systems is secured in accordance with NIST 800-88 standards. New to this offering is the ability to offer onsite service as well as the capability to sanitize 3rd party systems, delivering a more complete portfolio that serves evolving customer needs.Stay StrongStaying strong is about being constantly vigilant, looking over the horizon for emerging threats, and providing solutions before there is a (big) problem. This involves systems going into production as well as live systems with critical customer data. Here we’re offering Dell EMC PowerEdge UEFI Secure Boot Customization to address industry-wide firmware certificate authenticity issues. This supports our most secure customers establish and maintain complete control over their server operations. There was recently an industry-wide vulnerability in the Linux GRUB2 bootloader (aka “BootHole”) discovered. Key to the advanced mitigation solution was the use of UEFI Secure Boot Customization. The Dell Technologies implementation of UEFI Secure Boot Customization was highlighted in the National Security Agency (NSA) in their recent technical paper “UEFI Secure Boot Customization.”Staying strong is also about being resilient and coming back stronger when cyberattacks happen. Last week we announced that PowerProtect Cyber Recovery became the first and is currently the only solution to receive endorsement for meeting all of the data vaulting requirements of the Sheltered Harbor standard. Sheltered Harbor is an industry-led initiative created to protect customers, financial institutions, and public confidence in the financial system if a catastrophic event like a cyberattack causes critical systems to fail. PowerProtect Cyber Recovery Solution utilizes a policy-based workflow to securely move business critical data into an isolated environment, preserving and shielding it from invasive cyberattacks. If a major attack occurs, a copy of your most valuable data is secure and ready to restart your IT operations.Outmaneuver ThreatsOutmaneuvering threats is about using every possible advantage to anticipate and mitigate the risks, both outside and inside, aimed at your infrastructure. Here we talk about automation, telemetry, and leveraging AI/ML. For automation, we’re further enhancing Dell EMC OpenManage Ansible Modules. OpenManage Ansible Modules simplifies the automated provisioning, deployment, and updating of PowerEdge servers and modular infrastructure for administrators and developers using RedHat Ansible. For the DevOps team, this integration enables Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Infrastructure as Code (IaC). For the Security team, this enables automated security workflows for configuring user privileges, data storage encryption, secure erasure, and firmware updates, to name just a few.Embedded with every PowerEdge server is the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC). The iDRAC provides secure, comprehensive, embedded management across the PowerEdge family of servers. iDRAC9 improvements in this release take our unique system lockdown feature to the next level, by locking a NIC to prevent changes to the firmware from the OS and any resident malware. Also, two-factor authentication (2FA) and RSA SecureID support extend the already impressive set of security features available today.Finally, and just as important as everything else outlined here, there is leveraging the telemetry available from iDRAC. The iDRAC sends real-time data for over 5000 different server elements to analytic tools such as Splunk, from CPU utilization to power consumption to network utilization. While the vastness of the available server data is compelling, the value lies in analyzing and learning from the data of all the systems that make up the server infrastructure. This is where the real game of “cat and mouse” is played, where intelligent systems may see early signals of potential attacks and send alerts before the situation turns into a breach. Solutions like CyberSense for PowerProtect Cyber Recovery Solution and Dell Endpoint Security are also available to help you thwart ransomware and malware attacks on your servers, desktops, laptops, and tablets.Confidence from the StartProducts and services, such as the ones we’re announcing today, ultimately have one goal – instill confidence in your IT infrastructure so that your time and energy is spent on innovation and thrilling your customers. Nobody wants to spend all their time chasing shadows, always worried about how severe the next attack will be. We’re here to enable you to be proactive and resilient when it comes to cybersecurity, today and throughout your entire lifecycle.To learn more about all the new cybersecurity elements in this launch please view the our  Security Point of View Paper, explore our Virtual Security Experience and visit our Emerging Technologies page.last_img read more

Little Duders

first_imgOh, the poor lad had his eye so set on first place that he scared himself on the start line, and never could recover to actually pedal as hard as he knows how.My 8-year-old spent the last two months thinking of ways to improve his time so that he could move from second place to first. None of those ways involved actually pedaling faster. Within 10 minutes of the start line he realized what all of that talk can do to a boy’s nervous system, and it wasn’t pretty. His usual cocky smile was replaced with an angst-ridden snarl in front of dead eyes as he gazed across the small crowd of family and friends who had taken the morning to watch him cross the finish line for the fourth time in his life. He had his dad riding with him this time. The thought was that dad would encourage him enough to get him past the other kid – who had his dad with him the last two races. What he hadn’t considered was that with all of mom’s blabbering online that there would be so many more kids to show up – kids who were hungry enough for a win that they were willing to stand up in the pedals and spin them faster than ever before.He started the race fumbling off of the pedals and then lightly spinning in an off-gear no matter how much I cheered from the sides for a harder gear. He cruised through the crowd for his second lap and wouldn’t even make eye contact or give up a lopsided grin. He was still spinning aimlessly in an easy gear, his brow glistening with sweat as kids blew past him. I knew he would be riding the technical bits. That was his forte. But the mood he was in might even cause him to step off of the bike with the thought of something hard in the horizon.At this point I knew that I needed to say nothing other than, “Good Job!” when he finished, and “I’m SO proud of you!” Even with a bad attitude he raked in fifth place. Everyone has an off day, and more than plenty of us have a bad race.Little 3-year-old Wyatt decided that he wanted to race too, and the whole drive up told everyone that he would be in “The Little Duder Race.” He was so proud to have his number mounted to the handlebars of his Strider. He had mastered the two-wheeler a week prior, but was still a little shaky on gravel and grass, so we agreed he would race his Strider, without the pedals. Plus, he wanted to do this race by himself. It was billed as 6 and under, so some kids were huge, on huge bikes. This did not deter tiny Wyatt, who started the race with his game-face on, shouting first for his camelbak and for mom to “GO AWAY!” 1 2last_img read more

House subcommittee slates data security mark-up

first_imgNAFCU lobbyists will closely monitor this week’s House subcommittee mark-up of data security and breach notification legislation that the association has emphasized should include national standards and accountability for merchants, among other things.The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade discussed a draft bill last week and is set to meet for opening statements for a mark-up late Tuesday. Mark-up of the bill’s provisions is scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday.A letter from NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler was entered into the record of last week’s discussion of the bill. In that letter, Thaler urged the subcommittee to strengthen the draft legislation by incorporating a strong national data security standard for retailers and requiring rulemaking; and strengthen the exemption for Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act-covered entities.The draft bill is sponsored by Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.NAFCU continues to press Congress for action on legislation which ensures that: continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Spiedie Fest canceled for summer, organizers look to fall

first_imgThe festival, which happens annually at Otsiningo Park, is a large source of revenue for the area. Organizers say they are looking into having the festival in October as a potential postponement date. They will need approval from the state government for a mass gathering permit. (WBNG) — Organizers say the 2020 Spiedie Fest will not take place in July or August this year due to the coronavirus. A decision will be made in August. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates.last_img

Mrs. Helen Frances (Ford) Stewart

first_imgMrs. Helen Frances (Ford) Stewart, age 98, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Kettering, Ohio, entered this life on September 5, 1921 in Mt. Sterling, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Henry George and Elsie R. (Gibbs) Ford. Helen was raised in Mt. Sterling, Indiana where she attended the Mt. Sterling Grammar School and graduated from Vevay High School in 1940. One week after graduating from high school, she attended Miller School of Business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Helen was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church and was baptized in the church on October 19, 1933 by Pastor Carlisle. Helen was united in marriage on March 5, 1945 to Robert K. Stewart in Vallejo, California and they shared 58 years together until Robert’s passing on October 4, 2003. Helen was formerly employed for 5 years at Wright Aeronautical (now known as GE), 3 years at Montgomery Ward and 13 years for Arnold Hawk Cuthbertson, until they merged with Deloitte, where she continued to work another 20 years until retiring in 1983. During her lifetime, she lived in Cincinnati, Ohio; Kettering, Ohio; Vallejo, California; Chicago, Illinois; but lived most of her life (63 years) in Dayton, Ohio. In May 2013, she moved back to Cincinnati and resided at Eastgate Village Retirement facility to be closer to her son and daughter. Helen enjoyed and was faithful in attending church services and Bible studies. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling and traveling. She was able to visit a major portion of the U.S. and took several overseas trips with her husband. Helen passed away at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.Helen will be missed by her daughter, Debra J. Crosby and her husband, Bruce of Moscow, OH; her 6-grandchildren, Erin, Kelli, Genny, Dana, Amanda and Wyatt; 7-great-grandchildren, Roman, Avery, Eliza, Finn, Vivienne, Adi and Gracie and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Stewart, died October 4, 2003; her son, Gregory D. Stewart, died September 2014; her parents, Henry George and Elsie R. (Gibbs) Ford; her brothers, George, Robert “Bobby”, James Henry and Paul Ford; her sister, Mary Ann (Ford) Ricketts, died January 27, 2018; her niece, Kimberly Ford and her nephew, Michael Lee “Mike” Ricketts, died February 26, 2005.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Ron Lee and Bill Ford at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Everton agree deal to sign Bury teenager Matty Foulds in January

first_img The Toffees announced on Thursday afternoon that the 17-year-old was set to move to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee in January. Foulds, a product of Bury’s academy, has made two senior appearances to date, the first coming in August when he came on as a substitute in the Shakers’ Capital One Cup defeat to Leicester. A week later he played the full 90 minutes of a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Accrington. Press Associationcenter_img Everton have agreed a deal to sign teenage defender Matty Foulds from Bury.last_img read more

Solomon kept his cool to create cricket’s first-ever tied Test

first_imgBy Brydon Coverdale(CRICINFO) – He stands at backward square-leg, closer in than usual. Everyone is closer than usual. Frank Worrell has made sure of it. Australia need one run to win; the West Indians must attack.Worrell reminds Wes Hall not to bowl a no-ball and calms his men, some of whom flap about in the excitement of the moment. Joe Solomon needs no such quieting.By his nature he is unflappable.Three balls ago, Hall had a run-out chance from point-blank range, three stumps to aim at. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, he would hit.This is the one in a hundred. Next delivery, Hall ran towards midwicket, almost collided with Rohan Kanhai, and dropped a catch off his own bowling. Pressure does funny things, even to great players.Joe Solomon is not a great player. He scored 65 and 47 earlier in this match, but will end his career with one Test century and an average of 34. As a batsman he lacks flair. As a fieldsman he is dazzling. His aim is true, honed by years of pelting stones at mangoes as a boy back home in Guyana. Last over he threw down the stumps from midwicket to run-out Alan Davidson.Two deliveries remain in the match. The scores are level. One run for an Australian victory, one wicket for the first tie in Test history. As Lindsay Kline faces up to Hall, he simply wants to put bat on ball, and run. The pressure is immense. But there is no more level-headed West Indian on the field than Joe Solomon. And when Kline nudges the ball behind square, Solomon is ready.He sees the ball coming his way; he has no time to think. He acts on instinct, runs to the ball, picks it up, aims at the one and only stump he can see.And, like he did in the previous over, and like he did with all those stones aimed at mango stalks, he hits. His team-mates leap in joy. Kline’s partner, Ian Meckiff, is run-out. History has been made, and Joe Solomon made it.He has lived in New York since 1984. For some years he split his time between his two homes, while he coached in Guyana. He still travels back to Guyana once a year, and stays for a few months.Joe Solomon now 86, is still coolBack home he worked in the accounts office for the sugar estates, and later coached the company’s cricket team. Cricket has always been part of Solomon’s life.And yet, like Solomon himself, the signs of cricket in his house are understated to the point of forgotten. There are a few cricket books on a shelf, most with Caribbean themes. There is a solitary photo, a head-and-shoulders profile shot of himself as a young cricketer. It is on the bottom shelf of a display case, hidden behind trinkets.Besides friends and family, does anybody know that an important cricketing figure lives here?“The family next door are from Bangladesh,” Joe Solomon says. “They know who I am.”Solomon is as laconic as he is iconic. If one word will do, he will not use two. If no words are necessary, he will not utter one. He lets the thing speak for itself. He is introspective and unassuming. He was at the heart of one of cricket’s greatest moments, but even now, 56 years later, he plays it down.“You don’t think about it,” he says. “You just go and pick it up and …,” he mimics the throwing action.As easy at that. Of course, it was Solomon’s second direct hit in two overs. No man had a greater impact on the outcome of the tied Test than Joe Solomon. How did he come to have such a sharp eye and sure arm?“There used to be a mango tree near where we used to live, just hanging over the fence, more or less,” he says. “The mangoes used to be hanging over, so I just pelted them.”Asked to name the best fieldsmen he ever saw, Solomon nominates Rohan Kanhai and Basil Butcher. It is perhaps no coincidence that they came from the same small village as Solomon.In fact, the cricketing output of tiny Port Mourant, Berbice, is remarkable: Solomon, Kanhai, Butcher, Alvin Kallicharran, Ivan Madray and John Trim, all emerged from there to play Test cricket.“We all used to pelt down the mangoes,” Solomon says.As a batsman, Solomon lacked the glamour of some of his contemporaries, but he knew how to accumulate runs. Though he was a late starter in first-class cricket, debuting at 26, he proved his credentials quickly and emphatically. His first three innings in first-class cricket were centuries: 114 not out against Jamaica, 108 against Barbados, 121 against the touring Pakistanis.From there he was straight into the West Indies squad to tour India. He received half pay from the sugar estates while on that tour, and on every subsequent tour was lucky enough to receive full pay. In his fourth Test he scored an unbeaten 100 in Delhi, and averaged 117 in the series.“I could bat spin fairly well,” he says. “You look at the bowler’s hand, what he’s doing, leg-break, off-break, how he’s pacing it. I would look at his hand, use the feet and then play it. I made a Test hundred in India. I made 96 against India in Barbados. I got caught. I thought I’d hit a six and I was caught at backward square-leg.”Although he made useful runs in the tied Test, Solomon’s batting on that tour is best remembered for the minor controversy in the second Test, at the MCG, when he was out hit-wicket as his cap fell on the stumps. So popular had the West Indians become with the Australian fans after the tied Test that the crowd booed at Solomon’s dismissal.“I don’t know what happened,” Solomon says. “Up to now, I don’t know. It never happened before. I played back to Benaud, played the ball and my cap fell on the stumps. They said I am out. That’s the rule, you’re out. It was just one of those things.”Remarkably, it was his second hit-wicket dismissal in consecutive Tests, and the one during the tied Test rankles more with Solomon.“I can’t remember hitting the wicket,” he says. “It was on the third run they gave me out. The wicketkeeper showed the umpire the bail was off. We’d run three already. You’d think after you hit the wicket and take off for the first run they would show you and appeal to the umpire. But on the third run they gave me out. It was not fair.”The West Indian team celebrates as Joe Solomon threw down the stumps from square-leg to run out Ian Meckiff with only two balls to go and Test cricket witnessed the first ever tie on December 14, 1960.Still, it is a minor irritation from an otherwise perfect tour, a series that revitalised Test cricket after the dour play of the 1950s. Benaud and Worrell encouraged their sides to play attractive, aggressive cricket. Such was the reverence in which Worrell’s men were held in Australia that, even before the series finished, the Australian board announced that from then on, the teams would play for the Frank Worrell Trophy.“He didn’t get ruffled in the field,” Solomon says of Worrell. “He could see where people were hitting. He could see it quickly. If a fella hit a four or bat long, he didn’t get ruffled. He’d say, ‘It’s his day’, or something like that. ‘Everybody has his day.’“He died early too. He was a nice fella. Besides cricket, he would talk about different things we should do in life. He was broad, it wasn’t just cricket.”Worrell died of leukemia aged just 42, the first of the tied-Test cricketers to pass away.There is no reason to expect it will come soon. He remains slight of frame, is fit, and plays golf regularly. But he is 86, and naturally with the passage of time comes the loss of friends and loved ones. He is a widower.He is also one of 12 surviving players from the tied Test. Since Solomon travelled to Brisbane in 2000 for the 40th anniversary, five more of his cohorts have passed away: Alf Valentine and Gerry Alexander from West Indies, and Norm O’Neill, Benaud and Kline from Australia.last_img read more

Irish trio make steeple chase final

first_imgTreacy and Flaherty finished 5th and 6th in their heat while Finn was 4th in hers.Despite a season best time Ben Reynolds finished last in his 110 metres hurdles heat.Reynolds was unlucky as the other 7 runners in the heat qualified with 3 going through as fastest losers. Christine Mc Mahon runs in the 400 metres hurdles heats this afternoon.This evening Ciara Magean, Marcus Lawler and Amy Foster are all on the track.last_img

Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

first_img TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions July 27, 2020 Related Articles Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets.It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of wagering on suspicious matches” were placed in the immediate build up.The New York Times has named the match in question as that involving Spanish paid David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco, who fell to a 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-1 defeat against João Sousa and Leonardo Mayer, of Portugal and Argentina respectively, last week.Speaking to ABC, Pinnacle’s Sports Integrity Manager Sam Gomersall stated that “we would anticipate some minor odds movement in any tennis match”.Before adding: “We followed our strict protocol when it comes [to] match-fixing alerts by notifying the authorities on site at Wimbledon and reducing our market offering immediately.” It is reported that Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) has referred the matter onto the Tennis Integrity Unit, who said in a statement “The TIU has become more transparent, hence our publication of [quarterly] match alert data, but that is also balanced against the need for operational confidentiality, as in this matter”.This follows news in May that Argentine Nicolás Kicker had been found guilty of match-fixing offences, as announced by the TIU, making him the highest ranking player at that time to be convicted.Made hours before the draw for the French Open, Kicker was subsequently removed and a month later was handed a $25,000 fine and six-year ban, three of which are suspended on a probationary basis. Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation June 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Submitlast_img read more

Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: No. 5 Mark Walter, Dodgers Chairman

first_imgTop 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Introduction• Photo gallery of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structure Name: Mark WalterTitle: Chairman and Controlling Owner, DodgersAge: 54Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten are the faces of Dodgers ownership, but if money is power, Walter holds most of the cards. The founder and CEO of the Guggenheim Partners, which purchased the Dodgers for $2.1 billion in 2012, is technically the controlling owner of the Dodgers thanks to his portion of the investment in the record purchase price. The Chicago financier’s preference to maintain a low profile has been slightly compromised by the acquisition of the Dodgers, which may not be his only venture into sports endeavors considering his company’s $125 billion in assets. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more