Hashtag Trending – Russia vetted HPE’s Pentagon software, Canadian Space Agency to help build moon orbital outpost

Published: October 3rd, 2017

HP Enterprise allowed a Russian defense agency to review its software used by the Pentagon, the Canadian Space Agency aims for the moon, and an update on the NetApp conference in Las Vegas after the mass shooting.

From Google Trends – Reuters is reporting that Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defense agency to review the inner workings of its cyber defense software called ArcSight – the same software used by the Pentagon and much of the U.S. military to guard its computer networks. HPE allowed for the review of the software’s source code, which is the closely guarded internal instructions of the software, as part of the company’s effort to win certification required to sell the product in Russia’s public sector. While no hacks or cyber espionage have been reported, six former U.S. intelligence officials, as well as former ArcSight employees, told Reuters this could help Moscow discover weaknesses in the software.

Also from Google – The Canadian Space Agency has announced that it will contribute to plans to build a mini space station that would orbit the moon. The head of the agency said yesterday that Canadian robotics like robotic arms, moon rovers, and space mining, could play a key role in the development of what is being called the Deep Space Gateway. Currently Canada and the world’s space agencies are committed to the International Space Station until 2024 where they will set their sights on the moon and a possible lunar station. The Deep Space Gateway would serve as a staging ground to travel to the moon’s surface and eventually Mars.

And from Twitter – The California-based NetApp has delayed its annual conference, NetApp Insight, scheduled to take place this week at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas after the tragedy that took place Sunday night. My colleague and co-host Eric Emin Wood was at the hotel during the shooting, and we can report that he is safe and sound. Our thoughts are with those affected by this senseless tragedy, and if you’re in the area and looking to help, Vegas authorities are asking anyone willing to donate blood for the injured victims.