Command Alkon’s Emily Branum Recognized As One of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch

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Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal's Women to Watch for 2020.
Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020.
Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Command Alkon, provider of the leading supplier collaboration platform for construction’s heavy work, announces that Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, was chosen as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020. This honorary list is comprised of record-breaking women who serve as key leaders in their companies or organizations. Additionally, this recognition highlights women who show potential to shape the future of Birmingham’s business world, and

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Cyber Command has sought to disrupt the world’s largest botnet, hoping to reduce its potential impact on the election

The effort is part of what Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, calls “persistent engagement,” or the imposition of cumulative costs on an adversary by keeping them constantly engaged. And that is a key feature of CyberCom’s activities to help protect the election against foreign threats, officials said.

“Right now, my top priority is for a safe, secure, and legitimate 2020 election,” Nakasone said in August in a set of written responses to Washington Post questions. “The Department of Defense, and Cyber Command specifically, are supporting a broader ‘whole-of-government’ approach to secure our elections.”

Trickbot is malware that can steal financial data and drop other malicious software onto infected systems. Cyber criminals have used it to install ransomware, a particularly nasty form of malware that encrypts users’ data and for which the criminals then demand payment — usually in cryptocurrency — to unlock.

Brian Krebs, who writes the

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U.S. Air Force gets into gaming with ‘Command Clash’ competition

Sept. 23 (UPI) — “Command Clash,” a six-part esports competition between 29 service members at multiple bases, begins this weekend, the U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday.

The weekly competition, involving the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” will be live streamed on the Twitch channel. It is an effort by the Air Force to use gaming as an outreach and retention tool, and comes after an internal survey revealed the surprising popularity of gaming among Air Force personnel as a hobby.

The U.S. Army is similarly enthusiastic about gaming, using it as a recruitment and branding opportunity. The Army’s program, though, was stalled by online spammers commenting about war crimes, and an attempt by Congress to end the streaming efforts. A Navy program was similarly paused for review.

“This is the future,” said Richard Cooper, civilian spokesman for the event. “Gaming and esports are not going away anytime soon.

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