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Artificial Intelligence Sells, But Machine Learning Delivers

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There is an old adage in the world of computing. If you want money for your project say it is Artificial Intelligence. But if you want talent to deliver on your capabilities remember to hire Machine Learning experts. Seems Artificial Intelligence sells. But Machine Learning Delivers. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning are all […].

Corelight: Powerful network visibility solution for security professionals

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Corelight was founded by the creators of the open-source Bro project. Bro data is 100x richer than netflow data, 100x smaller than traditional packet capture (PCAP), and, anecdotally, provides 20x faster Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR). Corelight makes Bro enterprise ready.

AI for Government Programs and the Federal Marketplace

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ScaleUP USA has developed a free “Artificial Intelligence for Government” program to help the government employees and contractors learn foundational skills around Artificial Intelligence and the unique challenges faced in using it in the government. The program is focused on beginners in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Reinforcement Learning (RL) with minimal technical […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Government

BroCon is coming: 10-12 Oct 2018 Arlington VA

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Do you know Bro? If you work in the network security world you most likely do. Bro is an open-source network security monitor. While focusing on network security monitoring, Bro provides a comprehensive platform for more general network traffic analysis as well. Bro has successfully bridged the traditional gap between academia and operations since its inception. […]. CTO Cyber Security Events News

9 essential cybersecurity tips to protect your small business

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Read Jareth’s tips on how small and medium businesses can protect themselves from hackers on Security Boulevard : As a small enterprise owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that cybercriminals won’t target you. After all, why would anyone waste their time going after your business when there are much juicier fish […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Internet of Things (IoT) disrupts multiple industries

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Read Kim Souza explain how the Internet of Things connected devices is disrupting multiple sectors on Talk Business : The world has never been smaller thanks to emerging technologies creating the Internet of Things (IoT) which connects people and devices to the internet through cloud computing. The tech industry estimates by 2020 there will be more […]. CTO Internet of Things News

Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach

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Unknown hackers broke into Newegg web servers and stole customer credit cards in a month-long data breach at online retailer Newegg, between August 14 and September 18. Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payments page which remained for more than a month between August 14 and September 18, Yonathan […]. Cyber Security News

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State Department confirmed breach of unclassified email system exposed employee data

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The US State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach that exposed employee data; the breach affected the State Department’s unclassified email system. It’s not like the agency suddenly decided to tell the public about the breach; the incident only came to light after Politico got hold of a Sept. 7 “Sensitive but Unclassified” notice about […]. Cyber Security News

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Explaining The ‘New Normal’ In Cybersecurity To The C-Suite

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Read Travis Greene’s article explaining the new normal in cybersecurity on Forbes : Even the most insulated CXOs are certainly cognizant of the constant stream of news related to cyber attacks. News feeds are full of reports of IT security breaches, to the point where awareness is no longer an issue. My own mother mails […]. CTO Cyber Security News The Boardroom

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M&A’s Are the Perfect Time to Assess Your IT Environment

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The business landscape is shifting rapidly, and the pace of this year’s M&A activity will surpass 2016 and 2017 full-year levels, according to 451 Research. This presents some serious challenges for IT, but M&A also provides an ideal opportunity to take a hard look across the two organizations, and assess the applications, infrastructure and plan […]. CTO News The Boardroom

How Hackers Talk Their Way Into Getting Company Secrets

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Read Robert McMillan’s article about how hackers use social engineering to steal company secrets on Wall Street Journal: Often it begins with an innocuous-seeming email from an internet domain that closely resembles the victims. The message may appear to come from the company’s chief executive or another senior executive. Are you at your desk?” it […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Using artificial intelligence to fight fraud

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Read Oliver Pickup explain how companies can fight cyber fraud with the help of artificial intelligence on Raconteur : Fraud has existed ever since humans began trading while cyber fraud has been in existence since the Internet came into being. Cyber fraud is endemic in the digital age. Companies and governments end up losing more […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

Cutting through the blockchain hype

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As technologists we know there is something very unique about blockchain and have seen first-hand some of the promise of use cases being explored. Blockchain and cryptocurrency related technologies will provide positive capabilities to both individuals and enterprises, we are sure. But we are also sure that there is a great deal of hype out […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things (IoT)

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Read Lee Samaha’s article giving an investor perspective about the Internet of Things on Motley Fool : It’s no secret that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a growth investor’s dream in the coming years. However, while IoT devices for consumers grab most of the media attention — think wearable technology, connected vehicles, […]. CTO Internet of Things News

Sometimes We Love The EU and Their Regulations: Tech Firms Face Prospect of Fines in Europe Over Terror Propaganda

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CTOvision hardly ever calls for more regulation in the tech world. There are usually just too many unintended consequences when rules are applied by legislators who do not have a good grasp of technology. It is usually most prudent for legislators to move slowly and carefully consider a wide range of inputs before crafting new […]. CTO Cyber War News

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Artificial Intelligence: 58 Million New Jobs Means Maybe The Sky Is Not Falling

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We have heard AI naysayers warning about mounting job losses if artificial intelligence becomes mainstream. It so happens that the opposite is true. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) called “The Future of Jobs 2018” predicts exactly the opposite of what AI doomsday predictors say. While there will be job losses […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

What is the cost of a data breach?

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The average cost of a data breach has risen to $3.86 million, according to a new report from IBM. The latest version of its annual report shows a 6.6 percent increase in costs; including direct losses, indirect costs related to time and effort in dealing with a breach, and lost opportunities such as customer churn […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Amazon Storefronts is a new retail hub exclusively for US small businesses

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Amazon is doing something which should be positive for mom and pop stores in the US. It has launched a whole new section called Amazon Storefronts that will feature products only from small and medium enterprises. Amazon said that Amazon Storefronts will be featuring around 1 million plus products from more than 20,000 SMEs. along with […]. Cloud Computing CTO News Amazon

The three ‘B’s’ of cybersecurity for small businesses

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While big tech company data breaches often make headlines, small and medium businesses who suffer much more data breach or hack attacks seldom make it to the news. In reality, small and medium businesses are more vulnerable to data breaches. In fact, last year, half of the American small businesses have been breached by hackers. It […].

The AI Industry Series: Top Healthcare AI Trends To Watch

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CB Insights sets the standard when it comes to analysis of the tech industry. We love their views on all things tech. Here is some recent insightful AI work: The importance of artificial intelligence in healthcare is a subject of research but that is not stopping companies and individuals from investing in healthcare AI startups. […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Facebook’s new ‘SapFix’ AI automatically debugs your code

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Writing got a lot easier when spellcheckers and grammar checkers arrived on the scene. Now Facebook is using artificial intelligence to give programmers a similar boost with a tool called SapFix that’ll debug their software. “SapFix can automatically generate fixes for specific bugs, and then propose them to engineers for approval and deployment to production,” […]. Artificial Intelligence News Facebook

Former CIA Officer Richards J. Heuer

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Today we learned of the passing of Richards J. Dick) Heuer. So many of us were influenced by Dick Heuer and his writings. His first public writing on the discipline of intelligence analysis began in 1979 upon his retirement from the CIA. Later he would pull together his many articles to form the basis of […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

Tech expansion: Up and out of SF

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Salesforce is now San Francisco’s largest private employer with more than 8,400 employees in the city but now it is thinking of expanding elsewhere. Tech companies like Salesforce, now the biggest private employer in San Francisco, are reacting to the city’s limits by expanding and hiring faster elsewhere. The unemployment and office vacancy rates in San […]. Cloud Computing CTO News Salesforce

Safari, Edge fans: Is that really the website you think you’re visiting? URL spoof bug blabbed

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A security researcher had found a flaw which allows potential hackers to spoof URLs in Safari and Edge while visiting a malicious link. However. even weeks after disclosure, while Microsoft has patched the flaw, Apple hasn’t yet shown interest in patching it. The vulnerability is the result of what researcher Rafay Baloch describes as a […]. CTO Cyber Security News Apple Microsoft

Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)

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AI is arriving in the retail sector in a big way. A company called Standard Cognition which uses cameras and AI to track shoppers and what they buy opened San Francisco’s first cashierless store. Standard Cognition uses visual tracking and behavioral data to operate a new San Francisco market, which lets shoppers walk out unimpeded. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

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Use Cases From The Business History of the Internet of Things

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Siya Carla explains how past uses of IoT technology can benefit businesses in the future in a piece on Business: No matter how long a technology has been in the market, shaping it into a usable design, transforming it into a product or service and getting it accepted and used by customers is going to […]. CTO Internet of Things News

The 5G Race: China and U.S. Battle to Control World’s Fastest Wireless Internet

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The next race in the tech arena has already begun – the 5G race! But who will emerge the winner? The United States or China? All the earlier telecom races started in the West largely driven by American and European tech companies with all other countries following suit. But the next era of 5G tech […]. CTO Cyber War News

Software developers now more valuable to companies than money: so what is a board to do?

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A full quarter-century into the era of the modern consumer internet, the C-suite is still grappling with the fundamental problem dubbed digital transformation. One reason this challenge is so pernicious is that it can’t be solved the way most transitions can, with money and management consultants. Instead, it requires the expertise of a new breed […]. Cloud Computing CTO News The Boardroom

Your “intelligent” office building is one giant, vulnerable IoT device

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We have previously provided context on how the rise of smart cities is creating battlegrounds of the future (see: Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge and Getting Real About Smart Cities and Open Data and Modern Battle of Manassas). Now read why J.M. Porup says that smart buildings are at bigger risk from hacking on CSO Online : You’re settling […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Internet of Things News

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Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware

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As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

Recapping the August 2018 DoDIIS Conference

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DoDIIS Stands for DoD Intelligence Information Systems. The yearly DoDIIS conference is sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. It is always a great opportunity for intelligence community technologists to come together and learn from another. For those of us in industry or academia it is a chance to learn the mission needs of government organizations […]. CTO Cyber War News

AI Can Recognize Images. But Can It Understand This Headline? Nah Probably Not, Yet.

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IN 2012, artificial intelligence researchers revealed a big improvement in computers’ ability to recognize images by feeding neural network with millions of labeled images from a database called ImageNet. It ushered in an exciting phase for computer vision, as it became clear that a model trained using ImageNet could help tackle all sorts of image-recognition […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

Top 3 Roles Driving A Majority Of AI Projects

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Read Navin Joshi take a look at the top three roles artificial intelligence can play in tech companies on Forbes : We know that the ability of AI to drive organizational growth, innovate internal workflows, automate tedious and mundane jobs, enrich the customer experience, and meet business goals is just incredible. Hence, in this era […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO

Why Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure

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Blair Levin and Larry Downes provide an article explaining why even in failing, Google Fiber changed the nature of competition in internet infrastructure and accelerated incumbent broadband investments by years on Harvard Business Review : In 2010, Google rocked the $60 billion broadband industry by announcing plans to deploy fiber-based home internet service, offering connections up […]. CTO News Google

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Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge

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Smart Cities will become a full-scale cyber war battleground unless Congress mandates cybersecurity. The biggest danger in Smart Cities is the assumption that IoT sensors communicating over a 5G fabric to Machine Learning and Blockchain systems will be safe from cyberattacks. To the contrary Smart Cities suffer from all the cyber vulnerabilities we have today [.]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Government Cyberwar smart city

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