VMware purchases Pivotal and Carbon Black companies

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VMware has just purchased Pivotal (a cloud development firm) and Carbon Black (a security provider offering both cloud & network defense tools) https://www.networkworld.com/article/3433916/vmware-spends-48b-to-grab-pivotal-carbon-black-to-secure-develop-integrated-cloud-world.html All things cloud are major topics of conversation at the VMworld user conference next week, ratcheted up a notch by VMware’s $4.8 billion plans to acquire cloud development firm Pivotal and security […]

Opera browser – v63 offers improved private mode

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Opera v63 offers improved private mode, along with a few new features and other improvements https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/21/opera-63-0-stable-is-out-here-is-what-is-new/ https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/changelog-for-63/ Opera Software released a new version of the company’s desktop web browser Opera on August 20, 2019. 1. Opera 63.0 improves the browser’s private mode 2. Chromium was updated 76.0.3809.100 3. Download page load speed improved 4. Opera […]

Windows Defender – AV-TEST certification and improvements August 2019

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Windows Defender is a much improved defense facility for primarily Windows 10 devices.  It has improved in recent tests by independent security testing firm AV-TEST to become fully certified for basic home protection Windows Defender Certified by AV-Test and Outperforms Much of the Competition It was only a few years ago when Windows Defender routinely […]

Security – FISMA report for 2018 published

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/08/23/fisma-annual-report-congress The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Annual Report to Congress on the implementation of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA).  The report highlights government-wide cybersecurity programs and initiatives, and agencies’ progress to enhance federal cybersecurity over the past year and into the future. Notably, […]

CISA – Strategic defense goals August 2019

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) details Director Christopher Krebs’ strategic vision https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/08/22/cisa-strategic-intent-defend-today-secure-tomorrow The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) details Director Christopher Krebs’ strategic vision and operational priorities and will serve as the interim strategy as the agency develops a longer-term strategic plan. CISA – HOME page https://www.dhs.gov/CISA CISA – Strategic defense goals […]

The Project Management Professional – Exam changes for 2020

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The Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is a prestigious designation for Project Managers. For 2020, the PMP exams have been revised to keep up with new technological & managerial practices. There is even now a focus on people, where best practices include team building using grateful leadership principles. The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What […]


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