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These are the top-rated companies with the best benefits for veterans

“Online job engine Indeed analyzed over 200 million employee reviews on its site to find the top-rated companies that provide the best jobs and benefits for veterans” writes Jennifer Liu for cnbc.com. Rounding out the top three, global defense contractor Northrop Grumman says 20% of its workforce is veterans. Here are the top companies that promote veteran careers through jobs, pay, benefits and opportunity. Source: cnbc.com

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The Lakers’ stellar defense has an Achilles heel, and the Raptors exploited it

“It appears as though the whole organization agrees that transition defense is one area in which they should start, one incremental improvement at time” writes Alex Regla for silverscreenandroll.com. Their transition defense on the other hand, has not been as airtight.Like the Death Star’s unfortunately accessible exhaust port, the Lakers’ second-ranked defense in the league also has an exposable flaw — stopping the opposition’s transition game.But there are many instances where simply making the concerted effort in getting back on defense helps counteract a good transition team. Source: silverscreenandroll.com

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Stock managers who played defense in 2019 are left scrambling to make up ground

“Data compiled by the National Assn. of Active Investment Managers showed money managers are rushing to buy stocks at a rate not seen this year” writes Vildana Hajric for latimes.com. Now the strategy is unwinding and stock managers who toed the line all the way into November have furious catching up to do. Source: latimes.com

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Weaponizing Blockchain — Vast Potential, but Projects Are Kept Secret

“And this is where blockchain technology, with its thousands of nodes, can indeed be of help” writes Andrew Singer for cointelegraph.com. In April, South Korea’s defense department announced a blockchain pilot program to prevent external tampering with its military supply chain.If DARPA can’t figure out a responsible, value-generating use for blockchain, who can?” It won’t be easy to introduce decentralization (i.e., blockchain) into top-down, heavily centralized military organizations. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Here’s what the Pentagon is telling firms worried about meeting the new cybersecurity standards that will decide who does business with the US military

“The Pentagon is pushing ahead with plans to roll out new cybersecurity standards that will be a decisive factor in determining who does business with the US military” writes Ryan Pickrell for businessinsider.com. Since the Pentagon announced plans to implement new cybersecurity standards, some companies have expressed concerns that CMMC will become an unfair barrier to entry to doing business with the Pentagon.She added that the Pentagon will take steps to work with businesses to help them meet the new standards. Source: businessinsider.com

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Google’s App Defense Alliance Will Stop “Bad Apps” From Reaching The Play Store

“While Google Play Protect already scans for potentially harmful applications (PHAs) before they are published on Google Play, malware-ridden apps still manage to sneak in” reports androidheadlines.com. Google has announced a new partnership with three major mobile security companies — ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium — to create an App Defense Alliance. Source: androidheadlines.com

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After Brexit, let’s formalize the ‘E3’ European security trio: German minister

“Kramp-Karrenbauer said that after Brexit, close cooperation with France and Germany should continue, creating an added security forum alongside the EU and NATO. “Brexit or not, the island won’t just sail away” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. It remains part of our security architecture,” she said in a speech in Munich. Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Angela Merkel’s conservatives and widely seen as the Chancellor’s preferred successor, said a further meeting of the three countries’ defense ministers should take place later this year. Source: 95kqds.com

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Google forges new ‘app defense alliance’ to fix Android malware menace

“The fact that Google sought outside reinforcements to beef up Android app security is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of the situation” writes Ravie Lakshmanan for thenextweb.com. More troublingly, even after Google removes a PHA from Google Play, the users who installed the app on their devices continue to remain at risk.Introduced in 2017, Google Play Protect combines a mix of on-device protections and a cloud-based infrastructure to routinely scan over 500,000 apps to keep tainted apps off Google Play and out of users’s devices. Source: thenextweb.com

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