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WESLEY McGREW — Being a “compliant” victim of cybercrime

When I discuss cybersecurity with business leaders, the most common misconception I see involves the role of security compliance. In my last column, I described the reality of cybercrime, a wild frontier of advanced attackers that can critically damage your business with impunity. In this dangerous environment, it’s important to realize that compliance alone will not protect you. Recently, the ...

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DRONES TO THE RESCUE — State colleges combine skills to build ambulance drones

By BECKY GILLETTE Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA, senior associate dean with the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an emergency physician with a specialty in disaster medicine and emergency response. The former director of the American Medical Association Public Health Readiness Office in Chicago is now using his experience to work with Hinds Community College to develop ambulance ...

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Comcast grants to provide children’s organizations with mentoring, tech support

By NASH NUNNERY Comcast Corp. is helping conquer the great digital divide in Mississippi. Last month, the global media and technology company awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi with $37,000 in grants to support technology and mentoring programs. The grants, made through the Comcast Foundation, will benefit youth in the ...

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WESLEY McGREW — The reality of cybercrime

Computer networks have given us the ability to operate, communicate, and conduct business more easily today than ever before. It is, however, hard to imagine a more dangerous time for businesses to operate than right now. While technology has provided us with great opportunities, it has also exposed us to attacks that threaten our business operations. At no other time ...

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Manager who opened Mississippi Toyota plant returns to Japan

A new manager will take over at Toyota’s Mississippi assembly plant on Jan. 1. The unit of Japanese-based Toyota Motor Corp. says Akitoshi Ichino will become president of the Blue Springs plant, which has more than 1,600 workers. Founding president Masafumi Hamaguchi, who has run Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi since 2010, will return to Japan. The $800 million Blue Springs ...

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Vicksburg chamber, city team up on new website

The city of Vicksburg has launched a website providing a one-stop shop for people interested in visiting or moving to Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Post reports the site, www.livevicksburg.com, provides access to 13 different websites operated by local organizations, including the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg Warren School District, Vicksburg-Warren County Board of Realtors and ...

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CYBER HACK — Market for specialty cyber insurance expanding, but there’s much to learn

By LISA MONTI  Protecting personal and business data from cyber attacks is unsettling for a lot of reasons, not the least of which are the constantly changing cyber threats and ways to respond to data breaches. Little surprise, then, that in October – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – the  National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced it is ramping up its ...

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SUMESH ARORA — November is innovation month in Mississippi

Mississippi is famous for many things, like sweet tea, catfish, and the Blues…but not necessarily innovation.  Innovation, however, is alive and well across the state and is having quite a significant impact on our economy. In fact, the combined annual revenue of homegrown companies inducted into the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame (http://www.msinnovatorshalloffame.com/) exceeds $6 billion and collectively they employ ...

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TODD SMITH — Google News launches fact check feature

In the midst of a highly charged presidential election, where fact and fiction have frequently become confused, Google News has introduced a new fact check feature in search results for news stories. Fact check will now appear as a label among news search results, alongside other established labels such as opinion, local source and highly cited. Google News algorithmically connects ...

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