Best Lenovo Black Friday 2019 deals: Sales on IdeaPad, ThinkPad, Yoga, Legion, and more

Lenovo’s Black Friday ad includes a $99 IdeaPad 130s deal.

Dell is usually the first tech company from which we see a Black Friday ad each year, but this year a rival has had its deals leak first. Lenovo’s 30-page ad has hit the Black Friday aggregation sites with scores of sales on its laptops and desktops, including the inevitable $99 notebook special.

Also: Check out CNET for even more Black Friday deals

When is Lenovo’s Black Friday Sale?

Lenovo’s Black Friday sales event will kick off Nov. 28 and end Dec. 2. It has some current deals available, but the best offers will be available from Thanksgiving through Black Friday.

Black Friday 2019: Best Lenovo deals


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If these deals aren’t yet available, they will be when Lenovo’s Black Friday sale goes live.

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Interview: Jamil Farshchi, CISO, Equifax

When a business that holds sensitive customer data, such as their financial details, is hacked, it takes a lot to regain trust. Equifax’s current chief information security officer (CISO) is on that journey.

Jamil Farshchi was brought into the CISO role at Equifax in the aftermath of a major security breach in 2017. He is now supporting the company’s move to the public cloud.

The Equifax breach, which unfolded over a two-month period between May and July of 2017, saw the personal data of about 150 million Americans and almost 700,000 Britons exfiltrated to computers outside the US.

“They brought me in after the security breach in 2017 with the mandate to help drive the transformation of the organisation as a whole in the wake of the breach,” says Farshchi. He is today responsible for all Equifax’s cyber security programmes, physical security, privacy and fraud.

He arrived

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White House pushes for more telework as first DOD contractor dies because of COVID-19

COVID-19 preparations: How to make remote working your new normal
The global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus means more of us will be working remotely – CIOs need to help their businesses and employees deal with this change now and in the longer term.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak ramps up across the US — even making its first victim in the Pentagon — the White House issued a memorandum on Sunday urging government agencies to “utilize technology to the greatest extent practicable” to support teleworking capabilities and keep staff and contractors safe and healthy.

The memo, issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), urges agencies to take a series of steps to make life easier for employees working from home.

The recommendations are geared toward encouraging agencies to adopt telework-friendly technologies, but also do it in a secure manner.

The list is long and

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Thousands of Netflix, Disney+ streaming accounts being stolen

With a surge in home use of video and music streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Netflix and Spotify thanks to social distancing and self-isolation measures taken during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis – as well as the scheduled launch of Disney+ in the UK on 24 March – Proofpoint has warned that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting and hijacking user accounts.

Proofpoint threat researchers reported that cyber criminals have found a way to steal valid streaming credentials and are now selling them online for discounted prices, with the victims almost always completely unaware that they are “sharing” their accounts with malicious actors and unauthorised users.

“Streaming services have skyrocketed in popularity and demand, which makes these consumer accounts increasingly attractive to attackers,” said Proofpoint international cyber security strategist, Adenike Cosgrove. “As people around the world are being asked to remain in their homes due to the coronavirus

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