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Real-time Actionable Information Sharing

first_imgIn April 18, 1775, Boston and a soon to be fledgling nation faced a certain threat against a massive attack surface originating from thousands of miles away via the sea.  At the onset of the American Revolutionary War, Paul Revere collaborated with volunteers at Boston’s Old North Church to hang either one or two lanterns on the church steeple. Their code communicated to other communities and organizations – in real-time – the attack-vector British troops were using for their approach. This first example of public-private information sharing is immortalized in the famous line of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem:  “One if by land, and two if by sea.”Then, as now, information sharing is a critical tool in the major threats businesses face. The nature of the cyber threat is different than anything else we’ve ever known or have been able to address in our business and legal systems – so, like Paul Revere, organizations have to think about it differently and craft different solutions. The U.S. Congress is meeting this week to consider a legislative framework for approaching cyber threats. Elected representatives are debating the merits and content of legislation concerning, among many things, information sharing and liability relief. Both of those topics are mission critical in today’s environment to counter threats faced today, and those that will be faced tomorrow.Real-time actionable cyber threat information sharing between and among private and public sectors is needed to address diverse technology and business objectives. Through effective open and robust information sharing, organizations have a better success rate against the effects of malicious actors. Working together we maximize the reach of our cyber workforce in defending the public and private sectors from an ever changing threat environment.We need to accept that current advanced protections don’t work. Furthermore, without evolving the security model – they will continue to not work. We know that point products, signature-based defensive approaches, and even traditional strategies are not enough to address the challenge.  To overcome the threat posed by adversaries we need real-time information sharing across the public and private sectors. And of course, this data must be consumed, understood and acted on by advanced security teams capable of processing it immediately.Information sharing, and the pending legislation, should allow the effective dissemination of near real-time actionable information, hopefully machine readable, that can assist new efforts to defeat malicious actors. We need this information – threat intelligence – because the old strategies of protecting the perimeters don’t work. We need visibility, access, and agility to see what the malicious actors are doing in our networks. Yes – they are in our networks. We need to prevent them from succeeding in their ultimate objectives. Information sharing will assist our ability to quickly detect and respond to these malicious actors and Congressional action should support those operational principles.Today, 240 years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, society may not be recognizable, but the principles that those American Patriots and Sons of Liberty espoused are visible. The cyber threat highlights one similarity: we, people and organizations around the world, face an existential threat to our way of life that can only be mitigated by a cooperative approach. Private companies, and governments, alone cannot overcome the myriad threats we face – they don’t have the resources or capabilities.  Hopefully, current legislative action will help achieve what is needed to preserve and protect the principles fought for so many years ago.last_img read more

The historian Jon Meacham, who wrote of ‘the soul of America,’ has been working on Biden’s speeches.

first_imgMr. Biden’s speech-writing process is run by Mike Donilon, the president-elect’s longtime adviser. But behind the scenes, Mr. Meacham has been playing a larger role than was previously known, both writing drafts of speeches and offering edits on many of Mr. Biden’s big addresses, including one he gave at Gettysburg last month and his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August.TJ Ducklo, a spokesman for Mr. Biden, downplayed Mr. Meacham’s role. “President-elect Joe Biden wrote the speech he delivered to the American people on Saturday night, which laid out his vision for uniting and healing the nation,” Mr. Ducklo said. “Given the significance of the speech, he consulted a number of important, and diverse, voices as part of his writing process, as he often does.” Mr. Meacham declined to comment on his role.During the Trump years, Mr. Meacham has been a regular presence on both MSNBC and NBC News’ broadcasts, where he served as a paid contributor. Mr. Meacham, who has voted for presidents in both parties, played an unusual role during the campaign. He publicly endorsed Mr. Biden in an op-ed and received a prime speaking slot at the D.N.C. this year.“To record history doesn’t mean you are removed from it,” Mr. Meacham said over the summer, noting he had been friends with Mr. Biden for a long time.Mr. Meacham is currently not expected to join the administration. But his role helping to craft Mr. Biden’s biggest addresses has shades of the presidential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.’s relationship with President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Schlesinger worked for Mr. Kennedy’s campaign and as a member of his White House staff.- Advertisement – The network declined to comment on Monday, but Mr. Meacham will no longer be a paid contributor going forward, according to a person familiar with the decision. That person added, however, that Mr. Meacham would be welcomed back on the airwaves as a guest.Indeed, Mr. Meacham appeared on MSNBC both shortly before and after Mr. Biden’s speech. About half an hour after the speech had concluded, the anchor Brian Williams introduced Mr. Meacham by saying, “I’m not the historian that you are, and I don’t have the Pulitzer that you do, but do you concur that is the way we are used to hearing from our presidents?”“Absolutely,” Mr. Meacham responded, without disclosing that he been involved in the writing of Mr. Biden’s speech. Jon Meacham, the presidential historian and biographer, has been helping to craft President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s speeches, according to multiple sources involved, including helping to write the acceptance speech that Mr. Biden that he delivered Saturday night from Wilmington.In that address, Mr. Biden spoke of a mission “to rebuild the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class and to make America respected around the world again.” Mr. Meacham’s 2018 book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” has long served as a touchstone for Mr. Biden, who read it and has reached out to Mr. Meacham in the past to discuss passages he liked.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – A Biden official added that Mr. Meacham was involved in discussions about the themes in the victory speech.- Advertisement –last_img read more

230 linemen to restore Aklan’s electricity

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – Around 230 linemenfrom different power cooperatives across the country will arrive here to helprestore electricity. Recently, the National ElectrificationAdministration has created Task Force Kapatiran to unify various electriccooperatives in helping those areas affected by power outages.  According to the NGCP, around 14structures in Panay Island were damaged due to Typhoon Ursula on Dec. 25. The task force is currently prioritizingareas in Kalibo and Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Other towns in the provincewill follow through./PN The Antique Electric Cooperative hasarrived to help bring back electricity in this province, it said. “The linemen are composed of 29 teamscoming from the different electric power cooperatives,” the National GridCorporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said, adding electricity in Capizprovince has already been restored.   Workers of the Antique Electric Cooperative are seen fixing power lines and poles damaged by a typhoon. According to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, around 230 linemen from different power cooperatives across the country will arrive in Kalibo, Aklan to help restore electricity in the province. JUN AGUIRRE/PNlast_img read more

Penguins’ Alex Galchenyuk ready to fill big skates on offense

first_imgThe only thing Galchenyuk has to improve on is his defensive play. He must prove that he can not only play well on offense, but also build on his two-way play and backcheck efficiently, while showing that he can be a constant in the lineup and always bring a full effort to the table.All of this should help the young forward find consistency, something that he’s lacked over the course of his career, and fill the void left by Kessel, a regular 20-30 goal scorer who brought a lot of star power for Pittsburgh. Not only that, but Galchenyuk should be able to have a breakthrough and show why he was taken third overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. After experiencing ups and downs with the Canadiens and not knowing whether he’d play at center or wing, he was shipped out to Arizona, where he impressed immediately with his versatility and shooting ability. In 72 games, he finished as the Coyotes’ top goal-scorer (19) and also finished third in points (41) on a weak offensive team. Now, he’s ready to bring his skill set to Pittsburgh, which should automatically help his stat line.NHL FREE AGENCY 2019: RFA, UFA tracker for all 31 teamsLooking at his production over time, Galchenyuk hasn’t been played with the caliber of a top-six forward who can put up 20 goals and 40-50 points a season. He hasn’t had the strongest offenses around him, especially with Arizona, but he’ll be able to find more depth and chemistry in Pittsburgh, especially if he joins the second line as expected.As he’s introduced to a star-studded lineup that features Sidney Crosby, as well as projected top-six linemate Evgeni Malkin, Galchenyuk has finally found a lineup that complements his style and will help him build on his skill set — and, most importantly, increase his output going to work on one of the best offensive teams in the NHL (sixth in the league last season with an average of 3.30 goals per game).The 6-1, 207-pound forward is a proven playmaker, but he’s also shown that he can be a pure goal-scorer with a knack for finding the back of the net; he possesses a quick, accurate shot that makes him a major threat on offense. Having the right center and being able to use his speed and size should not only allow him to find chemistry, but give him the opportunity to put more shots on net.Not to mention, Pittsburgh has enough depth down the middle and will likely give him a permanent role as a winger, and without any more confusion on whether he’ll play on the left side or at pivot, he’ll have more confidence in his position and a sense of what his role is on the ice. This will also help as he slots in on special teams. He’ll get even more ice time on the fifth-best power-play unit in the league (24.6 percent).MORE: Phil Kessel ready to start anew with the Coyotes The Penguins knew they were taking a gamble when they shipped Phil Kessel to Arizona in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk and prospects, but they made a smart investment with what they got in return.The 25-year-old hasn’t yet put up the same point production as a player of Kessel’s caliber, but he’s still growing his game and has already shown that he is capable of producing on the top-six. And now that he’s in Pittsburgh, he’s bound to find a spark on the forecheck.last_img read more

Ronald Otile guns for 4th title as 137 tee off at Uganda Golf Open

first_img1969 – M.Rajab(Nairobi Golf Club)1970 – M.Couma (Uganda Golf Club)1971 – J. Kahugu (Sigona Golf Club)1972 – Ben Okello (Masaka Golf Club)1973 – Tom Taban (Uganda Golf Club)1974 – Alex Okodan (Uganda Golf Club)1975 – Ramathan Kayamba (Uganda Golf Club)1976 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1977 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1978 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1979 – 1980 – Not held1981 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1982 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1983 – Sadi Onito (Uganda Golf Club)1984 – John Mucheru (Uganda Golf Club)1985 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1986 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1987 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1988 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1989 – Allan Njoroge (Muthaiga Golf Club)1990- Dedan Kagonyera (Kabale Golf Club)1991 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1992 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1993 – John Gavin (Uganda Golf Club)1994 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1995 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1996 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1997 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)1998 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)1999 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)2000 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2001 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2002 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2003 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)2004 – David Odhiambo (Nyanza Golf Club)2005 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)2006 – Amos Kamya (Entebbe Golf Club)2007 – Nicholas Rokoine (Muthaiga Golf Club)2008 – George Olayo (Entebbe Golf Club)2009 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)2010 – Brian Mwesigwa (Kabale Golf Club)2011 –Rogers Byaruhanga (Uganda Golf Club)2012 – Phillip Kasozi (Uganda Golf Club)2013 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)2014 – Kitata (Entebbe Golf Club)2015 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)2016 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)2017 – Ronald Rugumayo (Tooro Golf Club)2018 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)DRAW 2019Uganda Amateur Open 2019 Draw Day 1 by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApp Ronald Otile in action last yearUganda Amateur Open Golf Championships 2019 Ladies Open Champ Martha BabiryeAmateur Open Sept 4-7 Pro-Am Professional OpenVenue: Lake Victoria SerenaEntebbe, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | All eyes will be on three-time winner Ronald Otile when the 78th Uganda Amateur Open tees off at 7.30am today at the picturesque Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa course just outside Kampala.‘Lion Heart’ Otile joined Ugandan golf greats with his third Amateur Open title last year, after an amazing comeback from 5 strokes behind, in the last 6 holes, on the final day.“It was my Lion Heart” that did it, he said, explaining how he did not lose hope after carding 9 on hole 11. He clinched the title with an amazing winning putt on the final hole.Otile, then only 23, became only the eighth golfer to win three titles in the 77-year history of the Uganda Amateur Golf Open.AMATEUR OPEN TOP 7 in 2018 Ronald Otile 285 (+1) Edwin Mudanyi (+2) John Karichu (+2) Herman Mutebi (+6) Joseph Cwinyai (+7) Daniel Baguma (+7) Joel Basalaine (+12)The four-day 72 hole Amateur Open is Ugandan golf’s most prestigious title. This year’s event has come a few days after the Ladies Open that was won by Uganda’s Martha Babirye, and a week before the professional Open. (FULL DRAW BOTTOM)Otile’s greatest competition is again likely to come from Kenyan amateurs, who will be led by Samuel Njoroge of Kenya Railways Club.There will be a Pro Am tournament next Tuesday, before Dismas Indiza, from Mumias Club, takes to the course to defend his Professional Open title. He leads a Kenyan team of 24 professionals to the event.Golf Open Winners since 19321932 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1933 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1934 – R.W Hooker (Muthaiga Golf Club)1935 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Club)1936 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Clun)1937 – H. Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1938 – R.W Bun (Mombasa Golf Club)1939 – J.E Higginson1940 – 1947 NOT HELD1948 – D. F Stewart (Uganda Golf Club)1949 – A.Q Roberts (Kitale Golf Club)1950 – N.C Elwell (Uganda Golf Club)1951 – N.C Elwell (Mwanza Golf Club)1952 – J.R Cooke (Uganda Golf Club)1953 – R.W Hooper (Nairobi Golf Club)1954 – M.Johnson (Kabalae Golf Club)1955 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)1956 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)1957 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)1958 – Brian Malone (Uganda Golf Club)1959 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)1960 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1961 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1962 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1963 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1964 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1965 – Muhammed Rajab (Nairobi Golf Club)1966 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1967 – I.Pattinson (Dar es Salaam Golf Club)1968 – G.Burrows (Uganda Golf Club)last_img read more