Wall Street extends losses after comments from U.S. trade representative

Reuters | February 27, 2019

U.S. stocks added to losses on Wednesday after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said U.S. issues with China are “too serious” to be resolved by promises of more purchases of U.S. goods by Beijing. Earlier in the day, markets were also pressured by technology stocks, as the second U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit kicked off and tensions flared up between nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan.

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The Minister of Defence announced a public consultation around the 2015 Defence White Paper, which will “focus on the contribution of the Defence Force andMinistry of Defence towards New Zealand’s security, resilience and prosperity”. The deadline for submissions is 22 June 2015

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The Minister of Defence announced a public consultation around the 2015 Defence White Paper, which will “focus on the contribution of the Defence Force andMinistry of Defence towards New Zealand’s security, resilience and prosperity”. The deadline for submissions is 22 June 2015

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Nokia Picked for U.S. Federal 5G Cybersecurity Project

Nokia | January 15, 2021

Nokia today declared it has been selected as an innovation supplier and collaborator by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 5G Cybersecurity Project. Nokia will work with NCCoE and other key sellers, including individuals from government and industry to guarantee the progress from 4G to 5G organizations is secure. Nokia was selected by NCCoE to take an interest in the venture because of its worldwide accomplishment in 5G organizations – including equipment and programming, and portable organization security and 5G RAN skill – to help refine a reference plan and construct use cases on guidelines based arrangements. The 5G Cybersecurity Project will distinguish various 5G use cases and exhibit how the parts of the 5G engineering can give security capacities to relieve recognized dangers and meet industry areas' consistence necessities. The extent of this undertaking is to use the 5G normalized security highlights which are characterized in 3GPP principles to give upgraded cybersecurity abilities incorporated into network gear and end client gadgets. Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division at NIST, said: “5G will touch every aspect of our lives and security must be integrated up front rather than an add-on element of 5G networks. We’re looking forward to working with our project collaborators such as Nokia to show 5G’s advanced standards based security features as well an architecture that leverages foundational security capabilities available in cloud technologies.” Raghav Sahgal, President, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said: “Previous cellular technology generations have been industry-led whereas 5G development must evolve in collaboration with governments to ensure availability and access of secure trusted networks. The 5G Cybersecurity Project fills this role with a cross-section of government and industry collaborators on board. At Nokia, we embed security into every solution that we ship, and we are committed to enabling the secure shift to the cloud by working with government agencies and the industry to advance cybersecurity for 5G use cases that leverage both open and commercial components.” Nokia solutions that will be deployed for this project include industry-leading software, 5G RAN and core solutions, and IP-Backhaul, as well as innovations from Nokia Bell Labs. About Nokia We create the critical networks and technologies to bring together the world’s intelligence, across businesses, cities, supply chains and societies. With our commitment to innovation and technology leadership, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we deliver networks at the limits of science across mobile, infrastructure, cloud, and enabling technologies. About NIST NCCoE The NCCoE, a part of NIST, is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity issues. This public-private partnership enables creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries, as well as for broad, cross-sector technology challenges. Through consortia under CRADAs, including technology partners—from Fortune 50 market leaders to smaller companies specializing in information technology and operational technology security—the NCCoE applies standards and recommended practices to develop modular, easily adaptable example cybersecurity solutions by using commercially available technology. The NCCoE documents these example solutions in the NIST Special Publication 1800 series, which maps capabilities to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and details the steps needed for another entity to re-create the example solution.

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Inkscreen | April 15, 2021

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