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How to Operationalize Privacy and Data Governance for AI
Commentary  |  4/22/2019
Enterprise approaches to data privacy and governance need a refresh when it comes to AI because things can go wrong at scale, fast.
Could a Social Media Exodus Mean a Return to the Open Web?
Commentary  |  4/2/2019
Consider why reverting to an open Web might not be such a bad thing.
Digital Transformation Rx: Moving Health Care to the Cloud
Commentary  |  1/31/2019
Modernizing an industry that is under federal compliance mandates and historically has been slow to embrace new IT can require an extra bit of finesse.
Curing the Patient Data Security and Privacy Epidemic
Commentary  |  11/28/2018
If the modern Hippocratic Oath states, "I will respect the privacy of my patients," shouldn't that statement extend to protecting patient data?
Consumer Privacy and the Role of Technology in Compliance
Commentary  |  11/6/2018
It's time for organizations to look inward to ensure that their privacy policies build trust with customers while enhancing the customer experience.
Berners-Lee Wants to Build a Safer Internet for All
Commentary  |  10/15/2018
Imagine an Internet where each individual has control over their own personal data and privacy. Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee has a plan for just that approach.
Prepare for the New Normal of Data Privacy
Commentary  |  9/28/2018
In a post-GDPR world, IT and business leaders face unprecedented pressure to demonstrate they are responsible data stewards. Here are six steps that might help.
Adapting Blockchain for GDPR Compliance
Commentary  |  8/7/2018
Yes, there are ways for Blockchain applications to be compliant with the European Union's GDPR privacy regulations.
Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
News  |  6/20/2018
More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy -- supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther.
Are Biometrics Good or Bad for Digital Security?
Commentary  |  6/8/2018
Good arguments can be made for use of biometrics in security, but the technology does have is flaws.
The Regulation Cycle: Putting GDPR in Context
Commentary  |  6/4/2018
Just as regulations were needed for the auto industry to mature, regulations like GDPR help data-driven marketing to grow up.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
News  |  5/31/2018
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
GDPR and the End of the World
Commentary  |  5/25/2018
Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.
Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
News  |  5/14/2018
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
Transparency Reshaping the Risk Management Landscape
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
New technologies give consumers and investors informed insights into a company's reputation.
Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Commentary  |  3/16/2018
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
Dev and Security Adjustments to Prepare for GDPR
Commentary  |  1/25/2018
Adoption of DevOps can help organizations comply with GDPR and other privacy standards by building security into software from the start.
3 Ways the Subscription Economy Will Strengthen Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Subscription-based IT services aren't just about saving money; they can help secure your data.
Preventing the Next Equifax, New Tactics Required
Commentary  |  12/14/2017
US regulators and companies can follow the lead of the EU, with its GDPR, to better protect consumer data while recognizing that the data belongs to the customer, not a company.
FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2017
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
AI Works Better with Human Intelligence, Too
News  |  5/18/2017
In healthcare, machine learning may yield fast, accurate insights. But humans are still better able to detect ridiculous anomalies and discover problems that machines have not yet learned to detect.
5 Best Practices for Maximizing Health IT Security
Commentary  |  5/3/2017
Hospitals, their devices, and their data are prime targets for hackers, particularly when the tactic is ransomware.
Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Commentary  |  4/11/2017
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes
News  |  2/27/2017
If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
News  |  10/31/2016
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
News  |  8/18/2016
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/9/2016
IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the network. When everything is connected, security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.
Google's Cloud Lets You Bring Your Own Encryption Keys
News  |  8/3/2016
By supplying their own encryption keys, organizations can reduce the chance that an outside party will be able to gain access to their data, at least while it's at rest. Now Google's cloud platform offers the option.
HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
News  |  8/2/2016
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/31/2016
The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider.
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.
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