Georgia Tech Receives $4.2 Million Grant to Battle Cyber Threats

by Phil Bolton | July 31, 2015 A $4.2 million grant has been awarded to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing in an effort to develop programs that will improve cybersecurity, especially for online banking, shopping and trading transactions. More

Part II: Structural Pressures in the Internet's Foundations

Editor's note: Since the first segment of the interview with Georgia State University scholars Shawn Powers and Michael Jablonski, authors of the Real Cyber War, earlier this week, a breach of the computer systems of United Airlines, the world's second largest airline, was detected. The same group of China-backed hackers that allegedly obtained the security-clearance records from the U.S. Office of Personnel are the prime suspects once again. In Part II of the interview, the authors discuss China's development of the Internet, the use of the Internet in developing countries such as Kenya and Tanzania, Atlanta's prospects as a cybersecurity center of development and the future of Google and the Internet more generally. Click here to see Part I of the interview. More

The High's New Director Brings Global Scope and Community Commitment

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2015 The High Museum of Art has announced that Randall Suffolk, the current director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., has been appointed its Nancy and Holcomb T. Green Jr. director succeeding Michael E. Shapiro, who is retiring on July 31. Mr. Suffolk is to assume his position at the High on Nov. 2. More

Rep. Westmoreland Favors Free Trade but Bemoans Complexity of Trade Issues

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2015 Although he voted against recent trade legislation, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, told members of the Atlanta Women in International Trade at a luncheon gathering at the Delta Flight Museum on July 27 that he remained a proponent of free trade as long as it  is fair, as in “fair trade.” More
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Iran's Opening: The Potential Opportunity for Georgia Companies

by Trevor Williams | July 28, 2015 Should President Obama’s fragile nuclear deal with Iran survive the partisan vitriol it’s already ignited in Congress, companies in some of Georgia’s strongest sectors could be primed to tap a market of nearly 80 million consumers hungry to reconnect with the world economy, experts told Global Atlanta.   More