Security & Privacy


Integrated TechPR Wins Awards - Trudy Darwin Consulting

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Our USP in the PR market is to research to find the next influential technology and business leader who can support POC data to the media. In today's digital thunderstorm of news, publications, are more than ever, reliant on the principles of journalism. That is why we are excited to announce we have been nominated for Best Integrated Agency in the 2019 Prolific London Awards. Our mission to create dynamic client campaigns through digital innovation, keeps us at the forefront of leading business and technology media conversations and we are proud to share this nomination with our dedicated international team. Our work with UK based WAN Data Acceleration company Bridgeworks Ltd., has produced a thriving external communications strategy to attract multi-million dollar business contracts in global markets like the US, Europe and South Africa.


Empowering Manufacturing Through Decentralised AI 7wData

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its presence felt in every aspect of our daily lives--from the new breed of virtual assistants in our homes, to the spam filters that eliminate unwanted spam emails from our inboxes. As AI algorithms--and the computing power that drives them--improve year-on-year, their ability to positively transform the world in which we live is unquestionable. In fact, PwC predicts that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. Indeed, as many as 20% of the 1,000 US organisations recently surveyed by PwC had plans to implement AI enterprise-wide in 2019. The PwC research also reveals how companies are increasingly initiating AI models at the very core of their production processes, in a bid to enhance operational decision-making and provide forward-looking intelligence to people in every function throughout the business.


What Deep Learning Means for CyberSecurity

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Danelle is CMO at Blue Hexagon. She has more than 15 years of experience bringing new technologies to market. Prior to Blue Hexagon, Danelle was VP Marketing at SafeBreach where she built the marketing team and defined the Breach and Attack Simulation category. Previously, she led strategy and marketing at Adallom, a cloud security company acquired by Microsoft. She was also Director, Security Solutions at Palo Alto Networks, driving growth in critical IT initiatives like virtualization, network segmentation and mobility.


You Can't Improve Cybersecurity By Throwing People At The Problem

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It may seem counter-intuitive, but the answer probably isn't a surge in employee training or hiring of cybersecurity talent. That's because humans will always make errors, and humans can't cope with the scale and stealth of today's cyberattacks. To best protect information systems, including data, applications, networks, and mobile devices, look to more automation and artificial intelligence-based software to give the defense-in-depth required to reduce risk and stop attacks. That's one of the key conclusions of a new report conducted by Oracle, "Security in the Age of AI," released in May. The report draws on a survey of 775 respondents based in the US, including 341 CISOs, CSOs, and other CXOs at firms with at least $100 million in annual revenue; 110 federal or state government policy influencers; and 324 technology-engaged workers in non-managerial roles.


U.S. launched cyberattacks on Iranian military computers last week

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON - U.S. military cyberforces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the strike. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the operation. The cyberattacks -- a contingency plan developed over weeks amid escalating tensions -- disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, the officials said.


Episode 358 – The 5G Dragnet : The Corbett Report

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Telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology. But the world of 5G is a world where all objects are wired and constantly communicating data to one another. The dark truth is that the development of 5G networks and the various networked products that they will give rise to in the global smart city infrastructure, represent the greatest threat to freedom in the history of humanity. STEVE MOLLONKOPF: 5G will upgrade the human experience at home and across industries as we connect virtually everything. By 2020, analysts estimate that there will be more than 20 billion installed IoT devices around the world, generating massive amounts of data. With access to this kind of information, industries of all kinds will be able to reach new levels of efficiency as they add products, services, and capabilities. As you may have heard by now, telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology.


Artificial Intelligence Is About to Make Ransomware Hack Attacks Even Scarier

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A year ago, network security specialists spotted a worrying new trend: hackers began unleashing ransomware attacks on really big targets--America's cities. Atlanta, Baltimore, and Greenville, N.C. would later grind to a halt after devastating computer outages disrupted everything from the collection of parking tickets to the sale of new homes. The next big thing that keeps computer scientist Adam Kujawa up at night? Ransomware powered by artificial intelligence, a development that could give exploits such as RobbinHood and WannaCry a potent new makeover to evade cyber defenses, burrow into computer networks and wreak mayhem. In recent years, artificial intelligence and machine learning have been a godsend to IT security professionals, enabling them to detect malware sooner--even the moment it enters the wild--keeping networks more secure and corporate assets safer. But the same technologies that are supercharging network defenses could become a powerfully destructive counter-threat in the wrong hands, experts warn.


Singapore's Governing Framework for Artificial Intelligence (Paid Post by IMDA from NYTimes.com)

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There's no escaping A.I., which continues to revolutionize every aspect of our lives -- from microtargeted ads to GPS-based wayfinding apps to highly personalized services. These innovations ride on waves of user information and data of unprecedented volume, leading to a sense of urgency among governments worldwide to figure out how to navigate these uncharted waters. According to Urs Gasser, executive director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, there are three archetypal strategies. The U.S.'s laissez-faire approach prioritizes innovation, and lawmakers intervene only when things go wrong. In the European Union, the precautionary principle -- which puts citizen protection, ethics and responsible management before tech innovation -- underpins the General Data Protection Regulation, which was launched in May 2018.


From Hype to Practical: What's Next for AI? - ReadWrite

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After years of hype around AI and machine learning, skepticism, and a focus on practical applications of the technology are now taking center stage. In the security industry, this was abundantly clear at the recent RSA Conference where 45,000 people and a thousand vendors descended on San Francisco to discuss industry challenges and debate over the best solutions. Despite the many voices contending for attention at the show, there was little to no dispute that the cybersecurity skills gap continues to be one of the industry's biggest challenges. But, here's what is next for AI. An (ISC)² report released during the conference says there are 2.93 million cybersecurity positions open and unfilled around the world.


Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling in U.S. election: AP-NORC poll

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats far more likely to express the highest level of concern, but Democrats and Republicans alike have at least some concerns about interference. Overall, half of Americans say they're extremely or very concerned about foreign interference in the form of altered election results or voting systems, even though hackers bent on causing widespread havoc at polling places face challenges in doing so. An additional quarter is somewhat concerned. Similarly, about half are very concerned by the prospect of foreign governments influencing political candidates or affecting voters' perceptions of the candidates, along with hacking candidate computer systems to steal information.