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Ongoing Vigilance and Improvements Characterize the State of Cybersecurity in 2020, New CompTIA Report Finds

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Organizations are building confidence that their cybersecurity practices are headed in the right direction, aided by advanced technologies, more detailed processes, comprehensive education and specialized skills, new research from CompTIA finds.

Eight in 10 organizations surveyed for CompTIA’s State of Cybersecurity 2020 report said their cybersecurity practices are improving.

At the same time, many companies acknowledge that there is still more to do to make their security posture even more robust. Growing concerns about the number, scale and variety of cyberattacks, privacy considerations, a greater reliance on data and regulatory compliance are among the issues that have the attention of business and IT leaders.

Two factors – one anticipated, the other unexpected – have contributed to the heightened awareness about the need for strong cybersecurity measures.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been the primary trigger for revisiting security,” said Seth Robinson,

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Some improvements made on how state shares COVID-19 data

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Since the start of the pandemic, the state has been widely criticized over its lack of transparency, but experts say officials are getting better at sharing information and data with the public.



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The Honolulu Civil Beat recently spoke with data and health experts who shared that perspective but also said the state could still be more forthcoming and transparent.

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Some of the deficiencies included the wrong staffing and antiquated systems, one expert said, adding that the state Department of Health had been unwilling to share certain data and cooperate with other organizations on several occasions.

“This pandemic just shows you the historic deficiencies in the system,” University of Hawaii professor and health economist Victoria Fan told the Civil Beat.

However, experts are crediting the improvements to the new leadership at the DOH.

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The impact of Covid-19 on state economies – analysis

An unfortunate consequence of Covid-19 is the adverse impact on the economy. India’s economy contracted by 23.9% in the first quarter of the fiscal year, according to data from the government. It reveals that all sectors of the economy, except agriculture, shrank in the first quarter. Beyond the national level, however, we are keen to understand how state economies are doing. It might be a while before the data on state economies becomes available, so we used micro-data from the Google mobility report to analyse contractions in economic activity across states.

We studied trends in the retail and recreation sector such as visits to restaurants, malls, commercial centres and so on to gauge the impact of Covid-19 on economic activity. The analysis reveals an overall sharp contraction of approximately 38% that still prevails across India, compared to the period prior to Covid (January 3 to February 6). The time trend

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Annual NARI Home & Remodeling Show starts Oct. 16 at State Fair Park

The annual NARI Home & Remodeling Show will be slightly smaller this year as the coronavirus pandemic keeps more people at home and interested in making improvements. 



a person standing in front of a building: Trent Kosik from Window Select in Menomonee Falls paints the doors of a 'She Shed' that will be on display at the Nari Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show at Wisconsin State Fair Park this weekend.


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Trent Kosik from Window Select in Menomonee Falls paints the doors of a ‘She Shed’ that will be on display at the Nari Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show at Wisconsin State Fair Park this weekend.

NARI Milwaukee is hosting its home and remodeling show Oct. 16-18 at State Fair Park. 

Around 70 NARI Milwaukee members will host exhibit booths. Last year, more than 100 members staffed exhibit booths. The home and remodeling show has exhibitors for all types of remodeling and home improvement products and services. 

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“We’re excited to connect homeowners who are eager to get their home improvements underway with local contractors. By hosting a safe and

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2 former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials face charges in state probe

The former superintendent and medical director of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home are both facing criminal charges in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak at the facility that killed at least 76 veterans, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday.



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Bennett Walsh, 50, the former superintendent, and Dr. David Clinton, 71, were indicted Thursday on 10 criminal neglect charges each, Healey’s office said. They’ll be arraigned in Hampden Superior Court at a later date. Neither man has been taken into custody.

Speaking at a late-morning news conference, Healey said the case against the two men is believed to be the first prosecution in the country stemming from an outbreak at a nursing home. And, she said, more probes are ongoing in Massachusetts.

“We have active and ongoing investigations into a number of facilities across the state,” she said.

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Luna County shares in $9.75M for rural infrastructure improvements from state

SANTA FE – Luna County will benefit from the Lujan Grisham administration’s $9.75 million in essential infrastructure projects in rural communities all across New Mexico.



a car parked in a parking lot in front of a building: Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is conducted statewide. The Luna County Health Office at 215 S. Silver Avenue is testing once a week by appointment. Call the office at 575-546-2771 (opt. 4) for an appointment.


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Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is conducted statewide. The Luna County Health Office at 215 S. Silver Avenue is testing once a week by appointment. Call the office at 575-546-2771 (opt. 4) for an appointment.

“We worked closely with our local Council Of Governments (COG) representative and applied for the Community Development Block Grant or CDBG. We had already applied for and were granted $750,000 through legislative capital outlay funding for the January 2020 session,” Luna County Manager Chris Brice told the Headlight on Tuesday.

“We used that funding as a match to apply for another $750,000 through CDBG. “The committee felt our project and application were exceptional and approved our CDBG project and funding in the amount of

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Off-leash dog park in Cherry Creek State Park to close temporarily

The popular off-leash dog area in Cherry Creek State Park will close temporarily for four days in early October for maintenance and improvements.

The area, which sees over one-million visits by people and their pets annually, will be closed from Oct. 5 through Oct. 8, according to a news release. The same area was closed in October last year for upgrading. State park staff, contractors and volunteers will work on trails, improved access to the site and recovery of natural resources.

“We are dedicated to being active care takers of this highly valued public land,” Park Manager Jason Trujillo said. “It has gotten to the point where it is so busy down there we can’t get any work done without interrupting experiences of visitors and this maintenance work cannot be conducted safely while the area is open.”

Improvements this year will include two new pedestrian access points from the parking

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Natural State Provision leaves Test Kitchen

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Food enthusiasts got their first taste of the test kitchen Feb. 1 when its three food stands launched inside the Fishers District.

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Fishers Test Kitchen is searching for a new restaurant concept to fill an accelerator space following the departure of Natural State Provision this week.

The Southern comfort food counter-service concept — one of three in the inaugural cohort at the culinary incubator at the Sun King Innovation Brewery in the Yard at Fishers District that launched in February — was asked to leave, said test kitchen co-founder John Wechsler, though he wouldn’t elaborate.

“We wish them well at King Dough,” he said. “This was time for us to bring another concept in.”

The move caught Natural State owners Adam and Alicia Sweet off guard, they said in an emailed statement.

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State to close nursing home after deadly COVID-19 outbreak

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FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Newtown’s Mike Ricks (11) blocks Darien’s Sam Wilson (9) as the during the Class LL state high school football championship at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, Conn. After the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference failed to convince state health officials in an early September 2020 meeting that it could mitigate the risk of players spreading the new coronavirus by using face shields and requiring other safety protocols, the organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut has once again voted to cancel the fall football season.

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Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has issued an emergency order that will close a Norwich nursing home where officials allege violations of COVID-19 protocols have led to several deaths.

Acting Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford said Wednesday’s unprecedented order to remove all 53 patients from Three Rivers Health Care Nursing Home came

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Revolutionary Eclipse(TM) Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | State

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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