caused hardship, 59 percent of which are reallocating staff to cover missing employees' positions, and 46 percent have hired temporary staff. More than 14 percent have cut back service delivery while county employees are deployed. --Source: National Association of Counties

Secure This

According to Evans Data Corp.'s Security Development Issues Survey, 25 percent of developers claimed social engineering and lack of adherence to policies were the biggest security risks. Another 15 percent cited lack of qualified personnel.

Cellular Spammin'

The FCC will create a do-not-spam list of wireless domains, such as or, so marketers do not spam wireless users. This differs from a "do-not-e-mail" list rejected by the FTC -- which determined such a list would be used by spammers to gather e-mails -- in that only the domain is given, not individual e-mail addresses. The FCC was assigned the task of figuring out how to enforce a law passed by Congress in 2003 prohibiting unsolicited messages to mobile phones. Marketers can only send e-mail messages to mobile phones if the user has opted in to receive them (unlike regular e-mail, which marketers can send without request as long as they provide a way to opt out). -- eMarketer Inc.

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