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Now That You Are A Soldier In The Cyber War You Must Know Your Cognitive Biases

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None of us wanted this cyber war. But now that it is here all of us are targets. Even before the cyber war we were being overwhelmed with data.

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What The Board Needs To Know About Artificial Intelligence

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No matter what the business, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to have an impact. It is changing the way consumers consume, changing the way companies create and changing the way industries create value.

Global Cyber Alliance Release: Perhaps the most important of the 2018 RSA Conference Season

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Every year the RSA conference brings together members of the cybersecurity community for a week of presentations, discussions, tech demos and socials. Concurrent with the event there is always a flurry of press releases. Many are designed to highlight a company’s product or service. Many, like the annoucement of the new Microsoft led coalition of […]. CTO Cyber Security News

The Ethics Of Big Data: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Are Writing New Case Studies For Us All

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The term “Big Data” has been around quite a while (see a short history of Big Data here), but really came into mainstream discussion in 2007 (which also happens to be the first year CTOvision used the word). The phrase had an important role in helping many of us think through new architectures for how […]. Big Data CTO News

Could Classifying AI Research Prevent Public Harm?

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Headlines frequently feature news about advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). These developments collectively boost public interest in AI and help people imagine what’s possible. But some individuals are concerned about what could happen if information about AI research falls into the wrong hands. Hackers Are Typically One Step Ahead The increase in cybersecurity attacks has […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Cyber War: The Fastest Way to Improve Cybersecurity?

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For all the benefits IT in general and the Internet specifically have given us, it has also introduced significant risks to our well-being and way of life. Yet cybersecurity is still not a priority for a majority of people and organizations. No amount of warnings about the risks associated with poor cybersecurity have helped drive […]. Cyber Security Cyber Threats Cyber War

Assessments on AWS Snowball and AWS Snowball Edge Post Confirmed By User Feedback

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In March I opined on the remarkable engineering in AWS Snowball and AWS Smowball Edge. There are many trends in tech now and some of them, like the specific capabilities in this cloud computing domain, can seem like they are slow to develop till they are right on you. This is one of those times […]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO News

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I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it.

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In doing some background research for a book review I wanted to dig up an article I remember from years ago. Not remembering exactly where I found it I turned to Google, the research assistant all of humanity turns to in times like this. I entered the search terms: Google Making Us Stupid and in […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News SciFi

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How the Internet of Things is Influencing a New Cybersecurity Era

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Cybersecurity is the new chief concern for every organization. Recent global attacks like Wannacry and NotPetya have proved that hackers aren’t sparing any institution in their latest show of might. Most companies have thus resulted in the internet of things, and it's cybersecurity features to help keep their digital assets safe. But does IoT offer […]. Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security News

Time for Transformational Cybersecurity Part II

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The last post, Transformational Cyber Security Part I, discussed exciting inventions that turn cybersecurity upside-down by preventing malware from freeloading CPU instructions in a properly configured software defined data center (SDDC), thereby rendering on-premise cyber attacks null and void. It also discussed root-of-trust encrypted metavisor technology that protects applications and data operating in the cloud. […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Energy Pipeline Operations Affected By Cyberattack

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All the facts are not in regarding the attack announced by the US natural gas pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners (operator of over 71,000 miles of pipeline). But we do know that operations were affected by the attack and that the attack was against its back office systems in charge of orders, shipping, billing. Operations […]. CTO Cyber War News

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Craxel’s Digital Trust Platform, Data Security and Your Identity

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Editor's note: We learned of Craxel and saw this post on their site and asked Dave Enga for permission to publish it here for your reference. It seems that Craxel can provide a key part of a comprehensive strategy to protect information. This approach should fit well with other modern approaches, including a Software Defined […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

Altered Carbon: SciFi Action Exploring Concepts Of Bio-Sciences and The Ultimate In Personal IT

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Altered Carbon is a great series examining lots of interesting and thought provoking questions of what our future might be and what we might not want to see happen to humanity. It is based on an award-winning cyberpunk novel by Richard K.

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3 Ways to Mitigate Insider Threat Risk Prior to an Employee’s Departure

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We are seeing a disturbing insider threat trend impacting operations and causing reputational harm in the days leading up to an employee’s departure from an organization. For example, last week a Twitter employee deleted President’s Trump’s Twitter account prior to leaving the premises on his last day of employment. In September, a contractor was convicted […]. CTO Cyber Security News Cognitio

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How Artificial Intelligence is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

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The concept of Big Data is a relatively new one. It denotes the availability of vast volumes and sources of data, which were not available before. By itself, Big Data is powerful, and when combined with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the opportunities presented by this combination are just endless. As big data moves to the […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data

Robots Keep Evolving: New Capabilities of Boston Dynamics Robotic Dog Are Amazing

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The evolution of Boston Dynamic's robots continues at a brisk pace. The latest example to hit YouTube features a pair of their robot dogs that work together to assess a situation and take action. The action? Escape from the lab! Check them out here at: Jokes are easy with this one.

The Internet of Things: Explained

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The proliferation of technologies across the world has led to a global environment of interconnected devices that allow us to communicate with one another constantly. This exponential growth, in essence, is The Internet of Things. It is the chief idea of bringing all of our lives online so that they can be made safer and […]. CTO Internet of Things News

Lessons of Science Fiction Computer Interfaces

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Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel co-authored the book "Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction."

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Main Street Cybersecurity: Can Email Be Safe?

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Working with a small business owner based in Pennsylvania last month, a question arose that serves as the title for the second article in the “Main Street Cybersecurity” series- “Can Email Be Safe?” When I heard the question, all the standard canned responses came to mind. But, upon further thought later that evening, it struck […]. CTO Cyber Security

Electric Dreams: Amazon Turns Philip K. Dick Short Stories Into 10 Standalone Movies

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Thanks to Amazon you can stream Electric Dreams. Philip K. Dick is one of the most prolific, and greatest, SciFi authors. His writings have been far more than just entertaining, examining philosophical, social and political topics humanity has long needed to wrestle with.

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Boston Dynamics RoboDog Has A New Skill: Terrifying, But Potentially Lifesaving

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The evolution of Boston Dynamic's robots continues at a brisk pace. The latest example to hit YouTube features a pack of their robot dogs that work together to assess a situation and take action. The action? Escape from the lab! Check them out here at: Jokes are easy with this one.

Cognilytica’s Weekly Newsletter on AI and Related Topics

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Cognilytica is an AI focused analyst firm. They are known for their industry-leading market research and deep bench of knowledgeable experts on AI. They really know AI because they stay immersed in its implementation and adoption. Their analysts publish research reports, whitepapers and briefing notes for clients. They also provide insights via a weekly newsletter. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security News

What Should Executives Know About How Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies Are Disrupting Business?

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One hundred percent of board of directors and other executive leaders I interact with know of the blockchain. Not all are fans of cryptocurrency, but all seem to be deeply interested in exploring the business impact of the distributed ledger that makes cryptocurrencies work. There are quite a few interesting use cases out there. Some […]. Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

Five Strategies for Getting the Most From AI: An MIT Sloan Management Review Webinar

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Thursday 12 April 2018, Jacques Bughin, author of the MIT Sloan Management Review article "Five Management Strategies for Getting the Most From AI" will discuss this article and the supporting work of he McKinsey Global Institute around this question of capitalizing on AI. Using industry examples and findings from the Institute’s research, he’ll offer strategies for […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Events News

Scaleworks: A new model of finance they call “Venture Equity”

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Scaleworks has a unique model for investing in and scaling companies they call Venture Equity. They seek to acquire B2B SaaS product companies and then invest in the people and scale good companies to be great companies via an array of growth activities. What is Venture Equity? Here is how it is described by Ed […]. VC PE and Finance Companies

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Mac Vs. PC: Which is Better for Your Business?

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The debate about Mac vs. PC has been around for quite some time and may not end anytime soon. Some users prefer the Mac because of its elegant and sleek design, intuitive interface, and reliable security. On the other hand, PCs attract a large fan base because they are versatile, readily available, and affordable. Typically, […].

Maximize The Value Of Your 2018 RSA Show Visit

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Planning, deploying and operating a cybersecurity architecture is a difficult because it requires understanding so many different disciplines. The key to having a functional security architecture is integrating identity, access control, endpoint protection and file encryption systems together (across data center and cloud environments). The importance of getting everything right is even more critical with […]. CTO Cyber Security Events News cyber

2018 Goal: Re-position Cybersecurity As An Enabler

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As long as cybersecurity is viewed as a pain, it’ll never be integrated into the fabric of an organization. Fortunately, there have been significant advances in cloud-based security services that enable new ways to embed cybersecurity into enterprise services people want. Ever wonder why dentists re-positioned themselves as teeth whitening experts? Answer: no one likes […]. CTO Cyber Security Mobile News cybersecurity

Fingbox: Giving you something you need now more than ever, awareness and control over your home network

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Fing is a nice app that runs on your smartphone or tablet that will show you who else is on your network. It puts a nice interface on capabilities like Ping, Traceroute and many others and presents information in a way that is fast. You can find links to download the app at Fing.io, and […]. CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News

Why Bitcoin Continues to Rule the Cryptocurrency Market Despite its High Volatility

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Even though Bitcoin was launched in 2009, it became very popular in 2017. High speculation saw its price rise throughout the year to a high of almost $20,000, up from $1000 at the beginning of the year. Despite its speedy growth in value, this leading cryptocurrency has had its fair share of high volatility characterised […]. Advice Cryptocurrency CTO

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Looking for Blockchain Innovation During RSA 2018

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Dear readers, I'll be in the San Fransisco area during RSA. I'm on a mission to learn more about real world solutions and companies that leverage blockchain and will be using my trip to focus on that. Of course I'll also spend time doing other things I love like spending a bit of time on […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

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Will There Be Another AI Winter?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area that’s getting a lot of attention lately. Many companies are thinking about how they can incorporate AI products and services into their company, and how AI can help enhance their workforce. There is a lot of hype right now, but is this technology around to stay or is it […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

Cryptocurrency Thought Leader Bradley Rotter With New Use Cases for Crypto Based Solutions

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Question: Have you used a utility token today? Before answering this question, check out the video below. The video has the great thinkers/interviewers John Furrier and Dave Vellante of the Cube in a discussion with the thought leading crypto investor (and friend) Bradley Rotter.

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