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  • biztechnologies by biztechnologies Mar 19, 2015 2:09 PM Flag

    #$%$ bill could help local family
    Posted: Mar 13, 2015 7:46 PM
    By Katy Solt

    A new bill in Georgia allowing for the use of canabidoil to help treat children with severe forms of epilepsy is one step closer to becoming a reality. The bill would legalize a marijuana extract for people with seizure disorders, cancer and seven other medical diagnoses.

    At seven years old, Preston Weaver and his family have become some of the strongest advocates for House Bill One after a lifetime of medical hardships.

    Preston was one of the first children to be a part of clinical trials for canabidoil treatment after Gov. Deal made the announcement in July 2014 that the trial would be coming to Augusta. Almost a year after the announcement, Preston and his family making strides, but his mom says the fight is far from over.

    Valerie Weaver said the smile on her son's face is a daily reminder of the progress he's made since starting canabidoil treatments a little over two months ago.

    "I cannot even put it into words. I truly cannot even put into words what it means to wake up in the morning and just hear him laughing to himself in the bed," she said.

    Preston has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, and used to suffer from 60-80 seizures a day every day since he was five months old.

    Since starting clinical trials for canabidoil, Valerie said she's seen tremendous improvement.

    "It's just real encouraging you know, the things that we're seeing are just really really encouraging," Weaver said.

    The hope for a better future continues with the Senate voting to send House Bill One to a final vote next week.

    But Valerie says the bill needs some major tweaking before the official vote.

    As it's drafted now, th

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    A lot of good news lately

    by ericshinisbig Mar 12, 2015 10:00 AM
    biztechnologies biztechnologies Mar 12, 2015 12:56 PM Flag

    Even if not exclusive it does not really matter, if it helps solar rooftop grow, SCTY benefits the most. And in all scenarios they will get preferred status from their Chairman.

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    A lot of good news lately

    by ericshinisbig Mar 12, 2015 10:00 AM
    biztechnologies biztechnologies Mar 12, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    Elon Musk recently said in a month or two there will be an announcement about a home battery he is excited about. I think this could be significant...

  • biztechnologies by biztechnologies Mar 9, 2015 11:02 AM Flag

    the following email was sent:

    Recently, CareerBuilder was the victim of an email phishing attack targeting our employees. The phishing email contained the subject line “Discount Structure 2015”. A small number of our employees attempted to open the zip file attached to the email and, as a result, the phishing email was automatically sent to everyone on their contact list. If you are receiving this email, it is possible that you were sent the phishing email. We are currently working with outside security vendors to investigate the situation.

    What To Do:
    If you have received the phishing email, DO NOT open the attachment and delete the email from your system.

    In the event that you have attempted to open the attachment, we suggest that you run an antivirus scan to identify any potential issues and, if applicable, contact your IT/Security teams.

    We will provide updated information as it becomes available.

  • Mandarin referenced forensics - and that usually means Mandiant is involved.
    is there a way to find out if Fireeye involved?

  • Manage cyber risk through technology and insurance: FireEye and Lockton
    February 25, 2015 | By Fireeye | Threat Research

    Every organization should implement a strong adaptive defense strategy that can detect, prevent, analyze and respond to cyber threats. A complete security strategy is about managing overall risk, so FireEye has teamed up with Lockton to provide the tools, expertise and resources to mitigate risk at multiple levels. Several things can reduce the impact of a breach: proper incident response procedures; FireEye platform and solutions; and an appropriate cyber insurance policy. A combination of all of the above can help limit exposure and get you back to business. This joint solution provides customers the ability to assess, respond and insure, which reduces the impact of security incidents.

  • biztechnologies by biztechnologies Feb 18, 2015 1:37 PM Flag

    Credit card info stolen in BigFish Games site compromise
    Posted on 18 February 2015.
    Seattle-based casual gaming company Big Fish Games has has its site and personal and financial information of some of its users compromised in an attack that started on last Christmas Eve.

    "An unknown criminal installed malware on the billing and payment pages of our website that appears to have intercepted customer payment information," the company CTO, Ian Hurlock-Jones, explained in a notification letter sent out to potentially affected customers.

    "Your information may have been affected if you entered new payment details on our websites (rather than using a previously saved profile) for purchases between December 24, 2014 and January 8, 2015. Your name, address, and payment card information, including the card number, expiration date, and CVV2 code, may have been among the information accessed."

    The compromise has been discovered by the company itself on January 12, 2015, and the notification letter has been sent out a month later, on February 11.

    Hurlock-Jones says that they have removed the malware and took the necessary steps to prevent it from being reinstalled on the site. Law enforcement, credit reporting agencies, and payment card networks have been notified of the breach.

    Affected customers have been offered a free one-year membership to an identity protection service, and have been urged to monitor their payment account records for fraudulent transactions.

    Given that the compromised information possibly includes card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV2 codes, the criminals behind this hit could use the stolen data to perform card-not-present transactions.

    Big Fish Games was founded in 2002, and (self-reportedly) has distributed more than 2.5 billion games to customers in 150 countries. It is unknown how many customers were affected by this compromise, but it seems that the attackers haven't managed to access the company's user databases.

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    Cyber attack takes down Dutch Goverment

    by instantlocate Feb 12, 2015 9:59 AM
    biztechnologies biztechnologies Feb 12, 2015 10:06 AM Flag

    Does any one know if Mandiant or Fireeye have been called in on this?

  • Cyber attackers crippled the Dutch government’s main websites for most of Tuesday and back-up plans proved ineffective, exposing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure at a time of heightened concern about online security.

    The outage at 10 a.m. lasted more than seven hours, and on Wednesday the government confirmed it was a cyber attack.

    The United States has beefed up cybersecurity laws and created an intelligence-gathering unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats after attacks against Sony Pictures and Home Depot.

    The outage affected most of the central government’s major websites, which provide information to the public and the media, but phones and emergency communication channels remained online.

    Other websites, including, a popular portal which mocks politicians and religions, were also hit by the “distributed denial of service” attack, said Rimbert Kloosterman, an official at Government Information Service, which runs the websites.

    “Our people are investigating the attack together with the people from the National Center for Cyber Security,” he said.

    The complexity and size of the government’s many websites had rendered the back-up useless, he said.

    Prolocation, the website host, said the attack had been a “complex” problem and that its phone lines had also gone down.

  • I would imagine over the past few months prospects are lining up to learn more about and purchase FEYE's services.

    The amount of free advertising they are receiving combined with a greater need than ever for their services spell a very bright short and long-term future.

    Who thinks otherwise??? Please explain...

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    Leaks from trial

    by cbdworks Jan 20, 2015 4:04 PM
    biztechnologies biztechnologies Jan 22, 2015 1:20 PM Flag

    Thanks for the link.
    will be interesting to see what progress happens as the dosage goes up

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    Leaks from trial

    by cbdworks Jan 20, 2015 4:04 PM
    biztechnologies biztechnologies Jan 20, 2015 8:35 PM Flag

    Thanks for this info. Can you provide a link or instruction on how I can find this info posted online?

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    Slides from presentation:

    by cl122cl Jan 14, 2015 9:11 AM
    biztechnologies biztechnologies Jan 14, 2015 9:52 AM Flag

    i am trying to find the slides but can not find them on the investor relations page. Can you be more descriptive.

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