Weekend Reader – Jan. 29

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Catch up on some reading this weekend. Here are a few interesting items from around the web.

Minute by minute, data center outage costs stack up

http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/news/4500272147/Minute-by-minute-data-center-outage-costs-stack-upThe cost of an unplanned data center outage is now up to nearly $9,000 per minute. Some data center pros, though, suggested this estimate is too low, and the more meaningful number is the total hit over an entire data center outage cycle. The Ponemon Minute by minute, data center outage costs stack up

Swarming Regulation of Personal Data in the U.S. Tech Sector

Sectoral regulation of privacy and information security in the United States has created a complex system for tech innovation, because new products and services transcend the traditional sectoral boundaries and because regulators view these new products Swarming Regulation of Personal Data in the U.S. Tech Sector

GAO Says DHS Cybersecurity Protection Program Lacking

The National Cybersecurity Protection System has helped protect government information from email-based intrusions but needs further expansion to address a wide range of potential threats to information security, according to the report from the GAO. GAO Says DHS Cybersecurity Protection Program Lacking

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/01/28/ben_carson_s_cybersecurity_plan_is_terrible_but_at_least_he_has_one.html

Ben Carson’s Cybersecurity Plan Is Terrible. But At Least He Has One.

The weakness of the NCSA model might not matter so much were it not the only concrete thing Carson actually proposes to do about cybersecurity. Here are some of his other ideas: He wants us to “be prepared to defend not only our sensitive information

Ben Carson’s Cybersecurity Plan Is Terrible. But At Least He Has One.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/world-business/microsoft-fighting-back-under-satya-nadella-as-cloud-services-grow-20160128-gmgiyx.htmlMicrosoft fighting back under Satya Nadella as cloud services grow

Nadella is trying to remake the company around cloud services, such as the Azure computing platform and the subscription-based Office 365, which are seeing strong growth. The company is also focusing on Windows 10 to restore momentum to the operating

Microsoft fighting back under Satya Nadella as cloud services grow

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/01/f-35-software-overrun-with-bugs-dod-testing-chief-warns/F-35 software overrun with bugs, DoD testing chief warns – Ars Technica

F-35 software overrun with bugs, DoD testing chief warnsOf particular concern to Gilmore was the F-35’s “Autonomic Logistics Information System” (ALIS), which he said “continues to struggle in development with deferred requirements, late and incomplete deliveries, high manpower requirements, multiple

F-35 software overrun with bugs, DoD testing chief warns – Ars Technica

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