Google LLC today announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash. At the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud. This acquisition builds...
The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a cybersecurity advisory for CVE-2019-0708—a vulnerability dubbed BlueKeep. Although Microsoft has issued a patch, potentially millions of machines are still unpatched and remain vulnerable. Microsoft has warned that this flaw is potentially “wormable,”...
The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover on Monday stated they are joining forces to jointly develop electric motors, transmissions and power electronics, an alliance designed to lower the costs of developing electric cars. Starting next year, the BMW Group...
Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. on Wednesday announced a cloud interoperability partnership enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. Enterprises can now connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle...
  Volkswagen said Wednesday it is investing up to €4 billion ($4 billion) in digitalization projects through 2023 – mainly in administration but also in production. According to the German carmaker, up to 4,000 jobs in non-production units at Volkswagen...
The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to prevent individuals who interfere with U.S. elections from entering the United States. The Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes (DETER) Act makes improper interference in U.S. elections a violation...
Medical testing company Quest Diagnostics revealed on Monday that a third-party billing company has been hit by a data breach affecting 11.9 million patients. The breach affected the personal information of the patients, including Social Security numbers, financial information...
Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Wednesday to address the shortage in the cybersecurity workforce. The Cyber Ready Workforce Act would establish a grant program within the Department of Labor whereby the Secretary of Labor shall...
President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a national emergency to deal with outside threat to US networks – a measure believed to target Huawei, even though the Chinese telecommunications firm is not mentioned by name. “Pursuant...
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) on Wednesday released new recommendations for manufacturing and managing the security of medical devices for clinical practice. The voluntary, consensus-based Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) is the culmination of a year...