News of Note—CenturyLink, NetComm Wireless, cybersecurity and more

news of note

> CenturyLink won a contract to provide communications services to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., which includes support for the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Tracks Santa program. Release

> Several large cities that have been developing "smart city" technology for years remain in the second phase of the internet of things trials, according to officials in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo. Government Technology online article

> Three Democratic senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would require company executives to report data breaches within 30 days or face jail time. Fox Business article

> NetComm Wireless has developed a world first product category—a Network Connection Device—and secured a large order from its initial customer nbn. Release

> Even though "hacking back," the act of deleting stolen data or disabling computers used to hack into systems, is illegal, more than 50% of the respondents to a Fidelis Cybersecurity survey said the practice should be allowed. ZDNet article