News of Note—Cloudflare, rural broadband funding, Sidewalk Labs and more

news of note
Take a look at some of the other stories we're following in the wireline segment of the telecom industry today. (stevepb/Pixabay)

> CyrusOne named data center veteran Brian Doricko as vice president of strategic accounts. Release

> Cloudflare has introduced the Spectrum software to protect internet-connected devices and services from distributed denial of service attacks. The Next Web article

> The recently passed federal spending bill allows the government to fund more rural broadband projects, said Steve Censky, U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture. American Agriculturist article

> Sidewalk Labs has revealed a timeline for a smart city pilot project in Toronto that will include autonomous vehicles, low-cost modular buildings and renewable energy. Reuters article

> The video game industry, as represented by the Electronic Software Association, joined a lawsuit to keep current net neutrality rules in place. Techdirt article

> In a recent survey of 450 global IT professionals conducted by Oracle and KPMG, results show that organizations are struggling to protect their data amidst a growing number of security breaches. Release