The Cloud Security Alliance published a list of the 100 Best Practices in Big Data Security and Privacy to help big data service providers strengthen their infrastructures as the amount of data rapidly grows. The list offers 10 solutions for each of the 10 biggest challenges in big data security and privacy. Check out our condensed list, presenting one recommendation for each challenge.






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Donald Trump’s campaign app, America First, puts users’ contacts at risk. The app, which is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, requests access to users’ phone address books, which puts this information at risk if the campaign were to be hacked. This is a legitimate concern, given the number of hacks already reported during this election season.






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Finland is rolling into the future of mass transit with the first driverless bus. One of the world’s first autonomous bus pilot programs has already begun in the Hernesaari district in Helsinki, and will run through mid-September.






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The Department of Homeland Security has expanded its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Tools Blanket Purchase Agreement with the inclusion of Imperva’s Web application and database firewalls.






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According to MeriTalk’s report titled “Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation,” government agencies are struggling to derive cybersecurity intelligence from big data. Federal agencies stated that the greatest challenge in data analytics is the overwhelming amount of data agencies have to sift through.






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Some local police departments across the country are using body cameras to record interactions with civilians. A new app is available to civilians who also want to record those interactions.






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The new rules imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on drones, regarding height, speed, and operational restrictions, go into effect on Aug. 29. The regulations could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to industry estimates.






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Like Federal entities and tech companies nationwide, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is working on solutions for good cybersecurity practices. Matt Conner, deputy information security officer and director of the Cybersecurity Office at NGA, said that the agency is in the laborious process of moving to the cloud. Conner will be speaking on cyber risks at the Symantec Government Symposium on Aug. 30.






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In the five years since the government has encouraged agencies to transition to the cloud, spending on cloud-based technologies has increased to about 9 percent, which is a good pace, according to Tom Ruff, vice president of Public Sector America at Akamai.






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In a letter sent to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., requested that the agency expedite its investigation of the Signaling System Number 7 flaw in light of a recent Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hack.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the Department of Homeland Security and Hiring our Heroes have teamed up to offer free online, on-demand cybersecurity training to government employees and veterans via DHS’ Federal Virtual Training Environment.






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SecureAuth has launched SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals. Through e-learning and instructor-led courses, SecureAuth University offers certification for three levels of cybersecurity professionals: administrator, advanced administrator, and developer.






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The FBI is letting everyday citizens get in on bank robbery investigations with its Bank Robbers mobile app, which provides users with location-based information on unsolved bank robberies.






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