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Cambridge Cyber Summit: Security and privacy on the balancing scale

This week, government officials, cybersecurity experts, IT executives and academicians met at the Cambridge Cyber Summit to discuss burgeoning cyber threats and attacks. In Searchlight, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski writes about the security and privacy debate that ensued. Also in Searchlight: Google Pixel unveiled; did Yahoo scan user emails?

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The October issue of our CIO Decisions e-zine is out! Executive Editor Linda Tucci explores robotic process automation, the hot new technology. Contributor Mary Pratt writes about Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority’s transition to the cloud and Laskowski talks to Nationwide Mutual Insurance’s Guru Vasudeva to find out about his IT department’s lean management system.

“Where we’re heading is, as the volume grows and as the consumption grows, cloud is not really the place you want to be,” said New Balance vice president of IT Ravi Shankavaram, at the recent SIM Summit in Boston. Read why Features Writer Jason Sparapani says this comment spurred a “different sort of cloud buzz.”

Lyft envisions a future where private car ownership is non-existent and where it will operate a fleet of driverless cars. On TotalCIO, editorial assistant Christian Stafford writes about Lyft CTO Chris Lambert’s gameplan to achieve this vision. Lambert was speaking at a recent event at Northeastern University.

Over at our SearchCompliance site, this round-up of GRC news highlights the arrest of a former NSA contractor who was charged with the “theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials;” Snap’s photo and video-capturing glasses raises questions about privacy issues; MasterCard’s new facial-recognition payment-authentication app and presidential hopefuls talk about their cybersecurity plans.

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