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November 7, 2017: Federal Jury Convicts Lake Charles Veterinarian, Pharmacy in Race Horse Doping Conspiracy

November 7, 2017: Federal Jury Convicts Lake Charles Veterinarian, Pharmacy in Race Horse Doping Conspiracy

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Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union

If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more than half-billion dollar program set up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. … Continue reading

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Debugging Tool Left on OnePlus Phones, Enables Root Access

https://threatpost.com/debugging-tool-left-on-oneplus-phones-enables-root-access/128881/

Phone maker OnePlus is being blasted for leaving a developer debugging app on its handsets allowing phones to be rooted by an attacker with physical access to the device.

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SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-211

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda and panelists for the 36th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.

The November 30 event will begin at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) with opening remarks from the SEC Chairman and Commissioners followed by a morning panel discussion that will explore how capital formation options are working for small businesses.  Panelists will include representatives of Texas-based small businesses and advisors to the small business community.

Following the morning panel discussion, attendees will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.  These breakout groups will develop recommendations on a variety of issues related to small business capital formation, including exempt securities offerings and smaller registered offerings.

As the Commission previously announced, this year’s annual small business forum is being hosted in partnership with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.  It will be held in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin at 1900 University Avenue.  The forum will be open to the public and the opening remarks and morning panel discussion will be webcast live at www.sec.gov.  The webcast will not include the breakout group sessions, but those sessions will be open to the public and accessible by phone to anyone who pre-registers online by November 27, 2017.  More information, including forum materials, will be made available on the small business forum webpage.

2017 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

On the campus of The University of Texas at Austin

1900 University Avenue

Austin, TX  78705

November 30, 2017


Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Call to Order
Sebastian Gomez Abero, Chief, Office of Small Business Policy, SEC Division of Corporation Finance

Opening Remarks

Jay Hartzell, Dean, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Introductions of Chairman and Commissioners
William H. Hinman, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance

Remarks

  • Chairman Jay Clayton
  • Commissioner Kara M. Stein
  • Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

9:30 a.m.

How Capital Formation Options Are Working for Small Businesses, Including Small Businesses in Texas

Moderators:

  • William H. Hinman, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
  • Sebastian Gomez Abero, Chief, Office of Small Business Policy, SEC Division of Corporation Finance

Panelists:

  • Mark Elenowitz, Founder and CEO, TriPoint Global Equities
  • Jan Goetgeluk, CEO, Virtuix
  • Youngro Lee, CEO, NextSeed
  • Antonio Madrid, Co-Founder, The Native
  • Catherine V. Mott, CEO, BlueTree Capital Group
  • Michael S. Pieciak, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
  • Annemarie Tierney, Vice President and Head of Strategy and New Markets, NASDAQ Private Market
  • Paul R. Tobias, Partner, Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.

11:00 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m.

Breakout Groups Assemble to Develop Recommendations

  • Exempt Securities Offerings (including Micro-Offerings)

  • Smaller Registered and Regulation A Securities Offerings

12:30 pm.

Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Groups Assemble to Develop Recommendations

3:30 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Plenary Session to Develop Next Steps

4:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

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Investor Alert: Beware of Paid-To-Click (PTC) Scams

https://www.sec.gov/oiea/investor-alerts-and-bulletins/ia_paidtoclick

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is warning investors about investment scams conducted through online paid-to-click (PTC) programs.

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Week in Photos: Nov. 11-17

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.

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Motherboard Digital Security Guide

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/11/motherboard_dig.html

This digital security guide by Motherboard is very good. I put alongside EFF’s “Surveillance Self-Defense” and John Scott-Railton’s “Digital Security Low Hanging Fruit.” There’s also “Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders.”

There are too many of these….

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“Making Each Day Count” for Prevention Week

https://newsletter.samhsa.gov/2017/05/22/making-every-day-count-prevention-week/

Prevention Week Logo
Group Picture from the Prevention Week Kick-off Event

Pictured at the Prevention Week 2017 Kickoff Event from SAMHSA are Frances M. Harding, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Kana Enomoto, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use; Angie Goff, News Anchor for NBC4 in Washington, DC; Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, The George Washington University.

The 2017 observance of Prevention Week focused on the theme, “Making Each Day Count.” The annual observance raises awareness and promotes action on substance use and mental health. In addition to a kick-off event in Washington, DC, communities around the country participated in events and educational outreach and celebrated achievements made to prevent behavioral health issues. Participants also shared their prevention efforts on social media using #PreventionPower and #NPW2017 in their posts. Each day of Prevention Week had a prevention focus, including youth tobacco use, underage drinking and alcohol misuse, prescription and opioid drug misuse, illicit drug use and youth marijuana use, suicide, and mental health and wellness.

Prevention resources on all of these topics and more can be found at SAMHSA.gov.

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Science could make fire suppression safe via #datacenter #simulation

https://dcimnews.com/2016/11/14/science-could-make-fire-suppression-safe-datacenter-simulation/

Data centers have had a problem with fire suppression systems. While trying to remove the threat of fire damage, they have actually introduced dangers of their own.

These systems operate by flooding the data center with inert gas, preventing fire from taking hold. However, to do this, they have to fill the space quickly, and this rapid expansion can create a shockwave, with vibrations that can damage the hard drives in the facility’s storage systems.

data-center-fire-dangers

Image from: greenhousedata.com

A year ago, this happened in Glasgow, where a fire suppression system took out the local government’s email systems. And in September ING Bank in Romania was taken offline by a similar system. At the bank, there wasn’t even a fire. The system wrecked hard drives during a planned test of the fire suppressions system – one which had been unwisely scheduled for a busy lunchtime period.

These are just the incidents we know about. Ed Ansett of i3 has told us that this same problem has occurred on many occasions, but the data centers affected have chosen not to share the information.

It’s also likely these faults will happen more frequently as time passes because hard drives are evolving. To make higher capacity drives, vendors are allowing read/write heads to fly closer to the platters. This means they can resolve smaller magnetic domains, and more bits can fit on a disk. These drives have a smaller tolerance to shaking.

This is a shame because information leads to understanding, which is the key to solving the problem. To solve the problem, we need a scientific examination of how these incidents occur. And it turns out this is exactly what has been happening.

At DCD’s Zettastructure event in London last week, I heard about two very promising lines of inquiry that could make this problem simply disappear.

Fire suppression vendor Tyco believes that with drives becoming more fragile, more gentle nozzles are needed. The company has created a nozzle which will not shake drives, and will eventually be available as an upgrade to existing systems. Product manager Miguel Coll told me that the new nozzle is just as effective in suppressing fires, but does not produce a damaging shockwave.

That sounds like a problem solved – but there’s another approach. Future Facilities is well known for its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, which models the flow of air in data centers and is usually used to ensure that hot air is removed efficiently and eddies don’t waste energy.

Future Facilities checked the physics and found its software could also model the flow of much faster air, including the shockwave produced when a fire suppression system floods the room with gas.

The company modeled the operation of the systems and found that the nozzles are usually placed too close to IT systems. The rules by which they are placed were set by authorities outside the data center industry and predate today’s IT systems.

Future Facilities product manager David King reckons the research means that the whole problem can be avoided by simply placing the nozzles according to CFD models of how they work.

The data center industry’s weapon in the war on risk and waste is science. I’ll publish more about this on DatacenterDynamics, while the agenda of the Zettastructure event is online and the presentations will be available.

Peter Judge is editor of DatacenterDynamics

 

Previously seen on Green Data Center News

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R.I.P. root9B? We Hardly Knew Ya!

root9B Holdings, a company that many in the security industry consider little more than a big-name startup aimed at cashing in on the stock market’s insatiable appetite for cybersecurity firms, surprised no one this week when it announced it was … Continue reading

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