The Perfect Home For Fans of Dr. Who

If you are a fan of the hit TV show Dr. Who you will be very familiar with the TARDIS, a time machine and spacecraft. TARDIS is an acronym, Time And Relative Dimension In Space, and is a police telephone box. The coolest thing is that one would think it has a small interior but “The Dr.” tells us it is actually infinite in size.

Which made us think of this Japanese home. Just how does that interior fit? Enjoy!

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Survey: Tech Professionals Cite Privacy and Security as Biggest Concerns About the Business Use of Drones

As drones reshape enterprise, new guidance helps prepare organizations for their use

Rolling Meadows, IL – March 02, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) From package delivery to props in major sporting events, drones continue to play major roles in everyday life. But are enterprises prepared for “The Rise of the Drones” in their operations? That’s the focus of a new white paper and global survey available now from global technology association ISACA.

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The Rise of the Drones” outlines some of the potential uses of drone technology in a commercial environment, including business implications and risk considerations, as well as critical questions an enterprise must consider prior to implementing a drone program:

  • What factors must management consider prior to signing off on the acquisition and implementation of a corporate drone program?
  • What questions must be asked and answers obtained to enable management to assess the far-ranging risks associated with the use of drones as a strategic business tool?
  • What policies and procedures must be in place before the organization deploys its first corporate drone?

This white paper addresses these questions and more, with the intent of preparing management for the inevitable. If an organization wishes to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, it will eventually look to drones (and their related technologies) as a competitive tool and embrace all that drone technologies have to offer.

Along with the paper, ISACA polled its global membership to gauge the use of and planning for drones in their respective organizations. Among the findings of that survey:

  • 75 percent say security or privacy are their biggest concern about the business use of drones.
  • 65 percent say most organizations that would benefit from the use of drones are unprepared to address the necessary security and privacy requirements.
  • 63 percent do not believe their existing staff has sufficient expertise to evaluate the security of drones.
  • Just 25 percent believe the benefits of drones outweigh the security and privacy risks—but an additional 48 percent say the benefits will outweigh the risks in the future, when those concerns are addressed more thoroughly.

“Rushing to implement drone technology without first being properly prepared can result in both a legal and financial disaster. An uncontrolled drone program can also cause significant damage to the organization’s reputation,” said Albert Marcella, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, author of the ISACA paper. “However, with the right controls, policies and procedures in place, a drone program can offer significant technical and competitive advantage.”

The white paper and a related checklist for organizations can be downloaded free of charge at www.isaca.org/drones.

About ISACA

ISACA® (isaca.org) helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.

Contacts

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John Julitz
(847) 660-5769
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Kristen Kessinger
(847) 660-5512
communications@isaca.org

Senate Confirms Carson Nomination as Realtors® Look to Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

Washington, D.C. – March 2, 2017 (nar.realtor) — The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Ben Carson as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development today with a roll call vote of 58-41. National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties, said Realtors® will work closely with Secretary Carson to support homeownership and real estate investment.

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Following is a statement from NAR President William E. Brown on the nomination:

“Dr. Carson should be proud of his achievement. The task at hand is a big one, and we applaud his commitment to the challenges that lie ahead.

“NAR has been the voice of real estate for over a century. In that time we’ve seen changes in markets, in Washington and in the business of our Realtor® members. But there’s a reason that homeownership is called the ‘American Dream,’ and that hasn’t changed one bit.

“Homeownership helps build communities and build wealth for families. And we know that the policies set in Washington can make a real difference for Americans as they work to realize their dream of homeownership.

“We’re committed to helping them get there, which means addressing the hurdles that buyers, current homeowners and investors face in the marketplace. Housing inventories are tight and mortgage credit is hard to come by, and at the same time far too many buyers are saddled with high rents and student debt that stand in the way of saving for a down payment.

“We look forward to working with Secretary Carson to meet these challenges head on.”

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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