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2014-01-06 08:32:13

Fellows help Ponemon educate global organizations on improving data protection initiatives ATLANTA, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, announces that its director of security research, Tom Cross, has been named a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow. The Ponemon Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to educating global businesses and government agencies on how to improve their privacy, data...

2013-12-13 23:19:59

Providing homeowners with a tax incentive to harden their homes will reduce the amount of property damage caused by disasters. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced its support for the Disaster Savings Account Act, recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. “This initiative benefits homeowners, communities and the government by ultimately reducing the amount of property damage caused by natural disasters,”...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'