News of Note—Telecom Italia, SD-WAN, cybersecurity and more

news of note

> Integrated health system Kaiser Permanente will invest in telehealth technology for mental health as part of its settlement agreement with the California Department of Managed Health Care, after a $4 million fine for failure to provide adequate access to mental health services. FierceHealthcare article

> Telecom Italia SpA's CEO Flavio Cattaneo will step down from his post after agreeing to a $29.1 million severance package, enabling the company’s top shareholder Vivendi to name its fourth CEO at the Italian telco in less than four years. Bloomberg article

> Carrier investments in fiber-based connectivity are improving operators' enterprise revenue, while SD-WAN technology isn't paying off as much, according to a Technology Business Research report. SDxCentral article

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> U.S. retailers say they feel more vulnerable to cyberattacks and are concerned about securing sensitive data, with 88% expressing such fears, though their cyberbreach rate has actually fallen in the past year, according to a report by 451 Research. International Business Times article