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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Jan. 17th) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Trump Names Rudy Giuliani as Cybersecurity Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump named former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as an informal adviser on cybersecurity, according to the presidential transition office. Giuliani, who heads a cybersecurity consulting firm Giuliani Partners, will serve as an adviser on finding solutions to cyber-incursions in the private sector and to advise the government on possible responses. Giuliani, an early Trump supporter, was a top candidate for secretary of state in the Trump administration but was passed over for former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson. Read More

H-1B Again Under Fire Ahead of Trump Presidency

With Trump readying to take office later this month, policies are being formed and nominations confirmed. How his term(s) will affect immigration and jobs are hot-button topics, and the H-1B visa is squarely in the crossfire. Last week, a bill titled the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act” was re-introduced by co-authors Congressman Darrell Issa (R-California) and Representative Scott Peters (D-Calif). The bill severely limits the scope of the H-1B, and raises the minimum salary requirement from $60,000 to $100,000 for anyone utilizing…Read More

‘Zero Trust’: The Way Forward in Cybersecurity

Data breaches are all over the news. Yahoo admitted that at least 500 million user accounts were affected by a 2014 cybersecurity breach. The 2016 election season was filled with revelations gleaned from stolen emails. The Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service, the US Navy, and Snapchat all suffered breaches in 2016. The list seems endless. Most significant, however, were the 2015 breaches of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which experienced two separate cybersecurity incidents that resulted in stolen…Read More

Trump and Sessions Plan to Restrict Highly Skilled Foreign Workers. Hyderabad Says to Bring It On.

 The ritual goes like this: If you’re approaching the god Balaji with an appeal, walk in a circle around the temple 11 times and leave an offering of tulsi leaves at his feet. Should your wish be granted, come back and do it 108 times. “We call him Visa Balaji,” said Madhu Vadlamani, 25. “He is famous for granting visas.” Vadlamani and her husband of just three days, Revanth Chilakamarri, 29, were but two of thousands of worshipers orbiting the “Visa Balaji” temple near here one ­recent morning. Years ago, the incarnation of Vishnu had…Read More

Is Crowdfunding Equity a Good Idea for Developers?

For the past several months, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has tested the idea of allowing the masses to purchase equity in startup projects. Early companies participating in the equity-crowdfunding experiment have included Artcraft Entertainment, developers of the online role-playing game “Crowfall,” and BeatStars, a social marketplace for music distribution. Now Indiegogo plans on escalating things with a new system that will combine the prizes of traditional crowdfunding with equity investment. In other words, your hundred-dollar…Read More

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