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Uptane, the cyber security software developed by New York University, Southwest Research Institute, and the University of Michigan, is making inroads into the global automotive supply chain. 

Google

Nearly 5 months ago, the city asked Google Fiber to stop building a network of telecommunications hubs in San Antonio after complaints surrounding the first one in Haskin Park.  Mayor Ivy Taylor raised concerns about the Google's use of parks and the hut proximity to homes. Subsequently, city staff recommended the relocation of eight huts, nearly half of the planned network. 

Software bugs are expensive. One estimate said it cost the U.S. economy $60 billion a year, and that was 14 years ago. 

A volunteer cyber security expert instructs a class of more than a dozen students clad in military fatigues. This is the Civil Air Patrol's cyber warrior advanced course, part of a larger camp offered to 60 students from across the country.

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The first successful cyber attack on an electric grid in December of 2015 resulted in 250,000 Ukrainians losing power. Nearly a year to the day later, Ukraine's capitol Kiev was plunged into darkness by hackers for over an hour.

ESET, a Slovakian-based cyber security firm, released an analysis Monday of a piece of malware they see as responsible called Industroyer. ESET says the malware took over substation switches and breakers and powered down.

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