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Internet of Things presents the next frontier of cyberattacks

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Read why Asaf Ashkenazi says that the risk of cyberattacks on the Internet of Things has increased on ITProPortal : Today’s rapidly growing global network of internet of things (IoT) devices brings with it new levels of convenience to the lives of everyday consumers.

Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat

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Read Ian Cruxton explains how to train employees to spot sophisticated phishing attacks on Dark Reading : Deepfake fraud is a new, potentially devastating issue for businesses.

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Cloudera: Extract Benefit From All Your Data And Work Across Clouds

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We have tracked Cloudera from the very beginning and have watched as it has continually innovated in ways that help both enterprises and the open source community deliver more value.

Apple Dropped iCloud Encryption Plans After FBI Complaint: Report

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Apple dropped plans to offer end-to-end encrypted cloud back-ups to its global customer base after the FBI complained, a new report has claimed.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Don’t Make These 14 Common Big-Data Mistakes At Your Business

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Thanks to modern technology, businesses of all sizes have access to rich, granular data about their customers and operations. However, understanding what to do with these massive amounts of data can be difficult and costly, and even with the right tools, it can be overwhelming. With so much complexity around big data, businesses can easily make […].

Travel Back To 1985 For A Guest Lecture By Commodore Grace Hopper on The Future of Computing

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Thanks to the power of computing you can watch Commodore Grace Hopper delivering her landmark lecture at MIT Laboratory on 25 April 1985. The entire presentation is excellent and worth listening to.

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LEAK: Commission considers facial recognition ban in AI ‘white paper’

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The European Commission is considering measures to impose a temporary ban on facial recognition technologies used by both public and private actors, according to a draft white paper on Artificial Intelligence obtained by EURACTIV.

How will AI transform the workforce landscape?

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Read Mahendra Gupta explain how artificial intelligence will transform the workforce landscape on IT Pro Portal : Artificial Intelligence is known for driving the reinvention of workflows and technology.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Decisions In Tomorrow’s Wars

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Read why Simon Chandler says that artificial intelligence can be enabled to make decisions in tomorrows wars on Forbes : Artificial intelligence isn’t only a consumer and business-centric technology. Yes, companies use AI to automate various tasks, while consumers use AI to make their daily routines easier. But governments–and in particular militaries–also have a massive […].

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

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Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

This One Little Configuration Change Will Make It Harder For People To Steal Your Information

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Editor’s note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg

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Five Highly Anticipated Blockchain Trends You Should Know In 2020

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Read Venkatesan Ellappan list five highly anticipated blockchain trends for 2020 on Inc24 : Blockchain, since its inception, has been one of the most demanded and talked about technology among all the new age technologies the industry has been working with.

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The Dali Lama As A Business Strategist: His words underscore the need for informed action

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The Dali Lama just posted some very wise thoughts for our consideration: Time never stands still, it’s always moving on. The past is beyond our control, but the future is still in our hands. To shape it we must use our intelligence and make an effort. We can change our circumstances.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Why Businesses Should Start Prioritising Cybersecurity

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Read Tim Mocan explain why businesses should start prioritizing cybersecurity on Enterprise Times : Do you have £45 million to spare? That’s how much a ransomware attack cost Norsk Hydro in the first quarter of 2019. A total of 22,000 computers had their files forcibly encrypted (made unreadable without a particular key) across 40 countries […].

Guide to Artificial Intelligence

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This is the CTOvision guide on the megatrend of Artificial Intelligence. This report gives a high level overview of the most important factors of the trend, gives updated insights into the activities of the major AI companies, and succinct descriptions of AI tech.

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn?

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Read Jun Wu’s article about how artificial intelligence can learn to learn on Forbes : As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning.

Could This Be The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

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A robotics researcher afraid of robots, Peter Haas, invites us into his world of understand where the threats of robots and artificial intelligence really are. In his view, we really need to worry about the bias and ethical issues around AI.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Software Acquisition and Practices in Government: Build or Buy?

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This post is the next in our series focusing on building vs buying software for government uses. Also see our CTOvision Study on Build Vs Buy in Government and How Do Leaders In Government Decide GOTS or COTS?

Trusona Is Poised To Improve How We Securely Authenticate With Systems

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Editor’s note: I first met Trusona via the Security Innovation Network (SINET) and later thanks to Evan Weisel of W2Comm I was treated to an in person demo and discussion with CEO Ori Eisen while at Blackhat.

AMD vs. Intel: Which CPU is likely to be faster this year?

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Read Gordon Mah Ung compare AMD and Intel on PC Mag : This year we’ll see an historic fight for laptops, as AMD’s first truly competitive mobile CPU seeks to dethrone Intel’s decades-long dominance.

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What You Need To Know About The Iranian Cyber Threat

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OODA loop provides actionable insights into a wide range of intelligence, analysis, and global security issues. This includes special reports on dynamic situations like the current crisis with Iran.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Nation’s Financial Heavyweights Issue Cyber Warning

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I have a sense that 100% of my business associates, and the entire online community of CTOvision.com and OODAloop.com are not the least bit surprised at what is in new cyber threat warnings from the Department of Treasury’s Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the independent Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In fact, […]. News FDIC FFIEC OCC

11 Industries Seeing Fundamental AI-Driven Changes In The Near Future

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a part of life so quickly and seamlessly that many of us are still unaware of how deeply it has impacted society. AI analytics has increased the productivity and efficiency of a range of industries ranging from manufacturing to retail.

The History Making Quantum Computing News We Have Been Anticipating Was Just Announced

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Months ago we began to formulate an assessment that a history-making announcement in quantum computing was about to be made. For years the big players in quantum research, including IBM, Microsoft and Google, have been pursuing different methods of using quantum effects to do new calculations.

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Imperva Taps Infor COO Pam Murphy As New CEO After Data Breach

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Imperva has named longtime Infor COO Pam Murphy to be its next CEO following a data breach and the sudden resignation of the company’s previous top executive. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

2019 data breach disclosures: 10 more of the biggest

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Read Alexander Culafi list 10 of the biggest data breach disclosures of 2019 on Tech Target : The details of these breaches vary widely in terms of how many users were affected as well as how long it took for a company to detect a breach; sometimes not long at all, like with Zynga, and […].

Building A Pentest Program To Prevent A Data Breach

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It was a simple misconfiguration that doomed Capital One. In March 2019, former Amazon employee Paige Thompson exfiltrated the data of more than 100 million Capital One customers, culminating in one of the year’s worst breaches. Thompson exploited what’s known as a server-side request forgery (SSRF) to access credit applications, Social Security numbers and consumer […].

Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence

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Read Craig S. Smith’s article about bias in artificial intelligence on Ne Bias is an unavoidable feature of life, the result of the necessarily limited view of the world that any single person or group can achieve.

Science Fiction Gadgets You Can Get Today

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Technology is advancing pretty fast, at times influenced by the exciting world of Science Fiction. This video captures 10 of the tech developments first seen in SciFi that are available now. A key point of this, if you want to know what is in our future, watch more SciFi!

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.