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Using AI To Fight Cyberthreats
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
SparkCognition, working with Carnegie Mellon and IBM's Watson, aims to provide cyber-security researchers with better threat data using predictive models powered by machine learning.
Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016  | 
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016  | 
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Slideshows  |  7/6/2016  | 
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
Security Threats Hiding In Plain Sight
Slideshows  |  6/3/2016  | 
IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake.
Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
Pebble Smartwatch Updates Include Expanded Health, Fitness Features
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
Pebble's smartwatch has been updated with new capabilities to help users better track their fitness performance. It also now includes Smart Alarms to ease the pain of waking up.
Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016  | 
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
Google, Facebook CAPTCHAs Beat By Bot
News  |  4/8/2016  | 
Improvements in computer vision and machine learning are making it harder for companies to defend against automated attacks.
Google BeyondCorp Breaks With Enterprise Security Tradition
News  |  4/7/2016  | 
Moving away from perimeter defenses, Google has adopted a cybersecurity architecture, called BeyondCorp, that focuses on understanding devices and users.
WhatsApp Launches End-To-End Encryption
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Facebook's popular messaging client WhatsApp has enabled encryption by default for its 1 billion users.
iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
News  |  3/31/2016  | 
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016  | 
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
Microsoft, Google, Others Push For Encrypted Email Protocols
News  |  3/23/2016  | 
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have banded together to proposed a method for making email more secure.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016  | 
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016  | 
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns
News  |  3/16/2016  | 
Greater awareness of data security among business leaders isn't yet matched by budgetary respect or business commitment, according to recent study findings.
CHIME, HeroX Patient ID Challenge Gains Momentum
News  |  3/14/2016  | 
CHIME launched a prize to fix a stubborn data problem in the healthcare industry. More than 300 companies and individuals have registered to receive more information about the contest, with judging set to begin in May.
9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  3/14/2016  | 
Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help organizations wrangle all the data and pull out insights. With all that in mind, here are nine big data and analytics startups to watch.
Verizon Wireless Settles FCC 'Supercookie' Complaint
News  |  3/9/2016  | 
For failing to inform customers about its ad tracking identifier, the telecom company must pay a $1.35 million fine, a tiny fraction of its annual revenue.
MapR Pursues Simplicity With Container, Security Upgrades
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
Hadoop distributor MapR is updating its Converged Data Platform with new support for Docker containers that makes it easier for organizations to work with data and containers. The company has also enhanced security features.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
How Stryker's First-Ever CISO Reined In Cloud Chaos
Commentary  |  3/7/2016  | 
From her post as deputy CIO of The White House to being named the first-ever CISO at Stryker, a medical device manufacturer, Alissa Johnson is no stranger to challenges. Here's a look at how she reined in an environment loaded with cloud applications and shadow IT.
Healthcare.gov: Hard-Earned Lessons For CIOs
News  |  3/2/2016  | 
It's been just over two years since the controversial and troubled launch of Healthcare.gov, a marquee project for a new age of digital government, implementing a politically controversial policy of affordable healthcare insurance for everyone. As of today more than 6 million people have been enrolled through this system. InformationWeek caught up with Healthcare.gov's technology lead to talk about lessons learned.
Apple Wins NY iPhone Ruling, Makes Case At Congressional Hearing
News  |  3/2/2016  | 
In the wake of a favorable legal decision in a New York case to access an iPhone in a drug case, Apple argued before a Congressional committee that legislative intervention is needed.
HPE Fortifies Security For Mobile And Enterprise
News  |  3/1/2016  | 
HPE Security is looking to improve the security of mobile devices and the enterprise overall with two new security offerings announced in conjunction with the RSA Conference. HPE also released its Cyber Risk Report 2016.
Google Launches Gmail Security Enhancements For Business Users
News  |  3/1/2016  | 
Google's data loss prevention system for Gmail can now recognize text in images to block sensitive information from passing through corporate communication channels.
Apple Should Have Same Confidentiality Rights As Attorneys, Priests
Commentary  |  2/27/2016  | 
Technology companies know more about us than our loved ones, attorneys, or priests. To balance the availability of that information in matters of public safety, businesses should have a limited exemption from being required to provide such information.
Apple Claims FBI iPhone Cracking Demands Are Unconstitutional
News  |  2/26/2016  | 
Apple argues in a court filing that the government is asking for "boundless" power in its bid to get the company to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Google Wants Less Reliable Hard Disks
News  |  2/25/2016  | 
With less reliable hard disks tuned for collective operation, Google believes cloud data can be kept more affordably and securely.
Security Concerns Continue Amid Cloud Adoption
News  |  2/24/2016  | 
While most top IT executives at companies of all sizes continue to express concern about the security of data in the cloud, that hasn't slowed their move to embrace this new infrastructure as a home for corporate data. A new survey and report reveal their top security nightmares and provides some recommendations about how to protect data in the cloud.
Apple: FBI Wants Access To Many Different iPhones
News  |  2/24/2016  | 
Despite the FBI's insistence that it's focused on the San Bernardino terrorism case, authorities want access to more than one iPhone.
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