Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Keyless Security Not So Secure
A suppressed security paper shines a light on the shortcomings of the cryptography used to protect keyless vehicle access systems.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Don't Mug Me For My Password!
In today's information-based world, crooks are targeting mobile devices -- and the data on them. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable.
Google Gets Better At Spotting Humans
Google's revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster -- unless they are using a browser's private mode or some other privacy measure.
CDOs: Right For Healthcare C-Suite?
With the rise of data and the increasing importance of how it's handled, chief data officers have become a popular addition across industries. Healthcare organizations need CDOs just as much, say experts.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Facebook Adds Tor Support
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?