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Web Security in the News, July 21

A look at security stories in the news that are relevant to Akamai customers and beyond.

Google bug-hunting Project Zero could face software developer troubles
How Google handles conflicts with software vendors will be important to Project Zero's success, experts say.
By Antone Gonsalves

Net neutrality becomes a key battleground in encryption fight
Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private.
By Stephen Lawson

Black Hat Preview Shows Hotels, IoT Vulnerable to Hacks
In a preview of his Black Hat session next month, a security researcher exposes the risks of hotel automation systems and the Internet of things.
By Sean Michael Kerner

Report finds poor security communication among executives
Ponemon Institute LLC this week released results of a survey of nearly 5,000 IT security practitioners to uncover the challenges that IT executives and professionals face when dealing with security risks. Just under one-third of respondents indicated that their organizations' respective IT security teams never discuss security with executives, while another 23% only communicate with executives on an annual basis.
By Brandan Blevins

Automobile Industry Accelerates Into Security
Industry looking at intelligence-sharing platform or an Auto-ISAC in anticipation of more automated, connected -- and vulnerable -- vehicles.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins