Open Source Software Terrascan Extends Policy as Code Support to Helm, Kustomize

OPA-Based architecture eases governance across multiple cloud native technologies

From KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America – Accurics, the cloud cyber resilience specialist, today announced that Terrascan, the open source static code analyzer that enables developers to build secure infrastructure as code (IaC), has been extended to support Helm and Kustomize, both projects from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that have gained immense popularity. This enables organizations to ensure applications on Kubernetes clusters are secure and compliant before they are deployed.

“Given the increasing scale and velocity of cloud breaches, organizations need policy guardrails to ensure that cloud native infrastructure is securely defined and managed,” said Cesar Rodriguez, creator of Terrascan and head of Developer Advocacy at Accurics. “Now, with the additional support for Helm and Kustomize, teams using Terrascan to programmatically establish Policy as Code guardrails in their high-velocity, component-based Kubernetes projects have a way to reduce security

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India extends high-speed internet ban in Kashmir | Kashmir

Government in the disputed region says restrictions ‘absolutely necessary in the interest of Indian sovereignty’.

The government in Indian-administered Kashmir has extended its ban on high-speed internet in 18 of 20 districts of the disputed region until November 12.

In an order issued on Wednesday evening, the administration in the federal territory said the restrictions on high-speed internet were “felt absolutely necessary in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India”.

High-speed internet in the Himalayan region had been cut off since last August, when India revoked the semi-autonomous status of the Jammu and Kashmir state, divided it into two federally ruled territories and imposed a complete lockdown and communications blackout.

The order said security agencies “apprehended that anti-national elements might misuse” high-speed connections “for carrying out activities inimical to the public order besides persuading the youths to join militancy”.

Although some of the communications restrictions have been removed

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Amazon extends work from home option till June

By Kanishka Singh

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> on Tuesday told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021”, an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, adding the guidance is applicable globally.

Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January.

The development comes less than three weeks after the world’s largest online retailer said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year.

Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees’ health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.

“We have invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to

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VidCon Extends Online Programming Year-Round, To Go Hybrid In Late 2021

After a summer-long virtual version of its sprawling influencer conferences, ViacomCBS-owned VidCon announced plans to shift to a hybrid online and live model beginning in the second half of next year. It also will begin creating online programming year-round, reshaping the events-driven company into an online content creator.

“We took advantage of the fact that we had a pause,” said Jim Louderback, VidCon’s general manager. “We could have sat there and licked our wounds, or we could try and build something new and try and figure out where the world was going to be when we got on the other side of this. And that’s what we did.”

Beginning in the second half of 2021, the company will, wherever possible, layer online experiences and content atop its live, in-person events in the United States, Asia, Mexico and Europe. In the meantime, VidCon will continue creating

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Microsoft Extends Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Warranty Amid Hardware Issues

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  • From 90 days, the warranty for the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 has been extended to one year
  • Microsoft received reports of a “small percentage” of customers experiencing “mechanical issues”
  • This controller was recently added to a lawsuit over “drifting joysticks”

A move by Microsoft to extend the warranty for the current Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 comes on the heels of complaints over hardware issues.

Microsoft has extended the warranty for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2 from 90 days after purchase to a full year following reports of “mechanical issues.” This change retroactively applies to all previous Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 units shipped since it debuted in November 2019.

Microsoft stated via the Xbox Support website that this was made in response to a “small percentage” of users that have encountered hardware issues. In addition, the company is offering refunds to payments made for

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Virginia Extends Voter Registration Deadline Until Oct. 15 After Website Outage : NPR

Virginia’s online voter registration system went down on the worst day possible: the last day that residents are allowed to register to vote.

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A federal judge in Richmond has ruled that Virginia must extend online and in-person voter registration until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15.

The order comes after a construction project accidentally cut a fiber internet line yesterday that took down several state websites, including the Department of Elections website on the last day of voter registration.

U.S. Judge John A. Gibney Jr. made the ruling early Wednesday morning in a lawsuit brought by several voter rights groups.

“There’s really not a lot of harm to the Commonwealth and the state registrars by extending the period of registration in this case,” Gibney Jr. said in the teleconference hearing, “but there is tremendous harm to the people who want to register to

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Court Order Extends Virginia Voter Registration Deadline by 48 Hours Following Website Outage

A federal court has granted to extend Virginia’s voter registration deadline by 48 hours after the state’s Department of Elections website shut down on Tuesday, just hours before the original deadline.



a man wearing a hat: A woman votes at an early voting location in Fairfax, Virginia on September 18, 2020.


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A woman votes at an early voting location in Fairfax, Virginia on September 18, 2020.

The new deadline to register to vote in Virginia is Thursday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

New Virginia Majority Education Fund and a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Richmond to extend the deadline for voter registration. They argued that the lack of an extension would disproportionately affect minority groups and younger voters who tend to register on the last day.

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also filed a brief on Tuesday asking the court to extend the deadline.

“We

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