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Bottom Line IT
October 19, 2017 4:00 PM


Segment 1
Siri Saves Sick Girl from Flood

A young, sick girl stranded in rising waters left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey had the wherewithal to leverage her Apple personal assistant to contact the Coast Guard. Her family and her were rescued from the storm, all thanks to Siri.

Segment 2
Symantec Report Says Core US Energy Systems Were Hacked

Hackers have targeted U.S. as well as European energy companies in a cyber espionage operation. The hacking group Dragonfly, as well as foreign governmetns are suspected to be involved. Strings of code were in Russian as well as in French.

Segment 3    
GM to Drive 12 Cadillacs with Hands-Free Driving System from New York to LA

On September 25th, 12 Cadillac CT6 sedans with semi-autonomous driving technology left New York City to head out west. Working with a group of media members, stakeholders and government officials, Cadillac seeks to use the trip to Los Angeles as a means to develop new technologies that will define the future of transportation.

Segment 4
POLITCO: Use of Personal Devices Widespread in Trump’s West Wing

Ignoring requests from former chief of staff Reince Priebus, West Wing aides have continued to use personal communication devices for official business.

Segment 5
Cyber Community Shocked by the Arrest of Hacking Expert Marcus Hutchins

The Las Vegas arrest of U.K. hacking expert Marcus Hutchins shocked the cyber community. The shock comes from the fact that Hutchins was almost solely responsible for stopping the WannaCry incident. The arrest sheds light on a particularly gray area in the cyber community, experts interacting with suspected criminals in order to gain trust amongst them.

Segment 6 – Bottom Line Security(With Josh Gembala)
Deloitte Security Leak

Multinational consultancy Deloitte, originally claimed to be a small incident, now seems much larger as Deloitte’s corporate VPN passwords, user names, and operational details were found in a public-facing GitHub-hosted repository. Deloitte, which was named Gartner’s security consultancy of the year for the 5th year in a row, is now under harsh scrutiny from critics for what is perceived to be either incompetence or negligence in disregarding basic security protocols.

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