Feb 19, 2019

Global Cyber Alliance offers small business toolkit for cybersecurity

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The Global Cyber Alliance, an advocacy group created by the governments of the cities of London and New York, released a free, broad toolkit for small businesses looking to protect themselves against digital threats.

Why it matters: It's hard for small businesses to navigate basic cybersecurity hygiene without a guide, or to get advice about cybersecurity tools that comes from a neutral party.

The tools, by and large, are already free. But they weren't collected in one, vetted place until now. Unless a small business already understood both the basics of cybersecurity (the need to patch systems, and how) and some of the finer points (DNS security, for example), they wouldn't know to search for any of them.

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Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.

Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers

McEntee, shown with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, walks on the South Lawn of the White House Jan. 9. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: McEntee, a 29-year-old former body man to Trump who was fired in 2018 by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly but recently rehired — and promoted to head the presidential personnel office — foreshadowed sweeping personnel changes across government.