In the pursuit of news, we come across lots of stories online that don't warrant inclusion in the daily Techwire newsletter, but which our readers may find interesting. Here are some recent finds:
— Some jobs have inherently high turnover — school superintendents, city managers and chief information security officers. In the case of the latter, that's because what it takes to get to the CISO seat is not what’s needed when sitting in it. Sam Curry, chief security officer for Cybereason, offers a handful of insights and some advice.
— Carmen Marsh, co-founder and CEO of the Roseville-based consultancy Inteligenca, spoke to more than 500 people at Sac State recently, and her message found a very receptive audience. Marsh, whose passions include advocating for women in tech, spoke at a jobs conference about the need for more young people in the field of cybersecurity.
— Mention "PG&E" these days, and it's likely going to be in the same sentence as the word "bankruptcy." The embattled company, potentially on the hook for billions of dollars in claims over deadly fires in the state, is now the subject of a close look by The New York Times. The story poses three questions: Will California lighten utilities' wildfire liabilities? Is PG&E doing enough to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires? And will PG&E continue in its current form?
— "Mirrorworld" is the term used to describe the startling experience of augmented reality. Wired has a story that says the technology — in which virtual fragments are being stitched together to form a shared, persistent place that will parallel the real world — will be the next big thing. It sure sounds exciting.
Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, has been pushing phone companies to enact their "SHAKEN" and "STIR" robocall-blocking protocols. This week, he issued a warning to those that choose not to comply.