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California imposes new regulations on ‘internet of things’ devices

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As people shop for loved ones this holiday season, internet-enabled gadgets are often at the top of the list. These gifts may be an automated vacuum cleaner, a doorbell with a camera or a Furbacca, a toy that combines Furby and Chewbacca and interacts with a smart device. These contraptions—collectively referred to as the “internet […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Internet of Things News

From Machine Learning to Machine Reasoning

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The conversation around Artificial Intelligence usually revolves around technology-focused topics: machine learning, conversational interfaces, autonomous agents, and other aspects of data science, math, and implementation. However, the history and evolution of AI is also inextricably linked with waves of innovation and research breakthroughs that run headfirst into economic and technology roadblocks. There seems to be […].

Highlights From Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2018

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It is hard to digest all the innovations coming out of Amazon’s cloud computing business. There are 1000’s of capabilities already available and each continue to evolve, and major new capabilities are being announced at a rapid pace. The annual re:Invent is a great time to take stock of things, but even this is just […]. Artificial Intelligence Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News Robots Amazon

Join (in person or online) The People Centered Internet 10 December 2018 To Help Shape The Future of Humanity

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Thanks to Constellation Research and the People-Centered Internet coalition, a historic meeting is being convened 10 December 2018 to help ensure humanity is in charge of our own destiny. This event includes key Internet pioneers and next generation change agents coming together to share lessons learned and chart a course for the future. CTOvision will […]. CTO Cyber War Events News

Picking The Best Password Managers: Advice meant to share with friends and family

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This post provides information on password managers for personal and small business use. Please share with any business associates, friends or family you think can benefit from these tips. Password managers automatically remember and fill in passwords for you. And they do that with an architecture designed to deliver this convenience with more security. You […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

5 ways cloud computing will change in the next year

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No longer a brand new technology, cloud computing is entering its “young adult years,” according to a Forrester report. The cloud does not function simply as a temporary server anymore, with innovative analytics, machine learning, messaging, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and database services all integrated today, said the report. As the cloud comes of age, […]. Cloud Computing CTO News

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Please Spread The Word: Cybersecurity Scholarships From (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education

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The following info comes via friends at isc2.org, please share this with any you believe eligible: Each year, (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education partner together to offer scholarships to students around the world. There are three categories of scholarships in this program: Graduate, Undergraduate and Women’s. All are open to students […]. CTO Cyber Security News Training and Education

The Growing Importance Of Cyber Security Skills

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As data breaches have become the order of the day, Adi Gaskell explains the growing importance of having cyber security talent in your company on Forbes : Cybercrime costs the UK several billion pounds per year. Indeed, a recent government report showed that 46% of all businesses identified at least one cyber attack in the last […]. CTO Cyber Security News Training and Education

Bryson Bort of Scythe Discusses IoT Vulnerabilities and Threat Trends To Date

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Bryson Bort’s presentation at Defcon 2018 is now available and is presented below: Bryson has a unique set of skills.

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Workplace AI: Emerging technologies, ethical questions

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Read why Maria Korolov says that there are some ethical questions in using artificial intelligence at the workplace on CIO : AI is making quick inroads into the workplace. Equally capable of whipping up informed predictions in a flash and completing specific tasks on a scale that humans can’t match, artificial intelligence is being applied […]. Artificial Intelligence News

We Pretty Much Agree: AI is not here to take jobs, just to make work more meaningful

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Many AI naysayers warn about the loss of jobs once AI takes over workplace. However, Praveen Kanyadi of Tech Radar says that AI could make jobs much more interesting. We tend to agree of course. Here are Praveen’s views: Many fear that AI is taking away jobs, but this notion is misguided. Recent trends show that […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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Machine learning adoption thwarted by lack of human skills

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We’ve all heard the dire predictions about robots coming to steal our jobs. As technologies such as machine learning, AI and automation advance by the day, workplaces everywhere are being transformed; naturally, some people fear that they will become redundant — depending on their job, some may be right. In this age of AI and […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Cyber Defenders In Polite Rage Mob Take Pot-Shots At Former NSA Director

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I have seen some real rage mobs on Twitter. Some of them get really horrid and full of hate. But I just saw one that was polite. Maybe this is the way people should exchange ideas on Twitter. The interaction I’m talking about was discussed in a Cyberscoop post by Sean Lyngaas titled “Ex-NSA employees […]. CTO Cyber War News

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AT&T is the first major US carrier to support eSIM on iPhone

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eSIMs are finally getting a foot in the door in the US. Alongside the news that Apple has officially released iOS 12.1.1 to the public, which includes eSIM support, AT&T has become the first major US carrier to support eSIM for iPhone. The eSIM is designed to mitigate the faff and frustration associated with traditional SIM […]. CTO News

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Crafting an AI-Relevant, Data-First, Agile Methodology for AI & ML Projects

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Companies of all sizes are implementing AI, ML, and cognitive technology projects for a wide range of reasons in a disparate array of industries and customer sectors. Some AI efforts are focused on development of intelligent devices and vehicles, which incorporate three simultaneous development streams of software, hardware, and constantly evolving machine learning models. Other […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News agile Cognilytica crisp-dm methogologies Microsoft training waterfall

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Reducing the risk of targeted phishing attacks

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For us the big way to reduce the chance of targeted phishing attacks is to use the email by a major cloud provider like Google or Microsoft, and configure it appropriately. But we should all keep looking for tips. Read John Randall’s article about how small and medium businesses could reduce the risk of targeted […]. Cyber Security News

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

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The following was published in Via Satellite: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream Bob Gourley Complexity is the enemy of cybersecurity. Complexity introduces risk in ways that are hard to predict. The more complex a system is, the easier it becomes for adversaries to attack, and the harder it becomes for defenders to […]. CTO Cyber War News Robots

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Built On Blockchain And Advanced With AI

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Read why Darryn Pollock says that the fourth industrial revolution will be built around blockchain technology on Forbes : Blockchain technology is so synonymous with cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin that it is almost like the financial sector has usurped its potential. In times like these, where an investing bear market has befallen the cryptocurrency space, it […]. Artificial Intelligence Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

5G: What to know, why you should be excited, and how it will impact you

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5G is coming soon. And although it seems pretty clear Apple is going to skip the next-gen wireless service in the 2019 iPhone, most Android manufacturers have made one thing certain: they’ll have at least one 5G offering as early as summer 2019. We’ve been hearing about how 5G is bringing the next-generation of wireless service […].

Microsoft Wants to Stop AI’s ‘Race to the Bottom’

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AI is here and many companies are embracing it wholeheartedly but some companies like Microsoft want a regulator in place to oversee AI and its uses particularly in the field of facial recognition tech like Amazon’s Rekognition which could be misused by authorities as well as hackers to snoop on individuals. It has stepped up its call […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Spookstock: Less than a month remains before this secretive, virtuous battle of the bands

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JJ Green at WTOP News produced a segment on a very virtuous yearly event called Spookstock which I would like to draw your attention to. JJ’s choice of words and sound in this report are impossible for me to do service to, it is very well done, so I would encourage you to spend 4 minutes […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News

Robots On The High Seas: Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships

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OK this is cool. We all know robots are coming. Imagine what they can do on the high seas! What if this lowers the cost of international commerce? Should be good for all. A rising tide raises all boats! Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to use Xeon Scalable processors on ships and in datacenters as […]. CTO News Robots Intel

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New Quantum Machine Learning Algorithm Could Crush Big Data

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Read Zayan Guedim explain how a new hybrid system combines classical machine learning techniques with quantum computation to optimize the management of the power grid on Edgylabs blog : Strategically deployed across the grid, Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) are sensor devices that measure currents and voltages at a particular time. PMUs generate huge amounts of data that help […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

Marriott’s breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps — at their own expense

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There are lessons here for all of us: Last Friday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all. Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” […].

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A New AWS Snowball Edge Provides The Power Of The Cloud In Disconnected Environments

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For the last decade enterprise architects have all known the importance of engineering continuous connectivity to cloud services. If you want to use the cloud you have to have a path to it. For parts of the enterprise who may operate at the edge, where connectivity can be an issue, it has been hard to […].

Blockchain – The Coming Global Paradigm Shift!

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George Gilder, in his latest book, Life After Google: The Fall of the Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, effectively argues that our current big data IT world (he uses Google as the metaphor and leading provider) is not here to stay because of inherent flaws, the most significant being cyber-insecurity and […]. Big Data and Analytics Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Cloud Computing Cyber Security News

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The importance of maintaining cyber security in your business

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Read why Scott Bordoni says that maintaining cybersecurity is important for any business – big or small on IT Pro Portal : Technology over the past few decades has become an increasingly integral aspect of the workplace. From email correspondence and financial transactions to professional networking and collaborative work documents, businesses rely on technology to be […].

Want A Bigger Bang From AI? Embed It Into Your Apps

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Read Alan Zeichick’s article about how companies could make use of artificial intelligence by embedding it into their Apps on Forbes : How might your everyday working life change if you have artificial intelligence and machine learning? Here’s one very simple example. Consider an employee who normally fills out his weekly time card on Thursday afternoon, […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

Opinion: Anyone with desire and a computer can have a successful career in AI

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An opinion on Artificial Intelligence. Everything I have observed for decades leads me to believe that with hard work anyone can succeed in a career in AI. Of course this is a technical field, but it is actually not the most technical field. Everything a person needs to know about the tech of AI can […]. Artificial Intelligence Training and Education

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The Global Race for AI Dominance

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When people hear about the race for Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominance, they often think that the main competition is between the US and China. After all, the US and China have most of the largest and most well funded AI companies on the planet, and the pace of funding, company growth, and adoption doesn’t seem […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber War News ai Apple china Cognilytica dominance france germany Global japan korea russia united states

Internet of Things Poised to Impact Manufacturing

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By 2025, the Internet of Things, or IoT, is forecast to have an economic impact in the nation’s manufacturing sector of between $1.2 trillion and $3.7 trillion. While that sector is where most of the impact will be seen, IoT devices will also boost the retail ($0.4 trillion to $1.2 trillion), worksite ($0.2 trillion to […]. CTO Internet of Things News

Mind the gap: AI and machine learning lag in adoption

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Despite acknowledging that AI and machine learning are the harbinger of future technology, most businesses are lagging in AI adoption. A report by RELX Group found that companies are not investing enough for AI and machine learning technologies. More than 91 percent of senior executives polled understood that AI and machine learning were important but […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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How Businesses Can Get The Most From Artificial Intelligence With Purpose-Built “AI Infrastructure”

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In a new report, IDC states that the days of a single architecture dominating all compute in the datacenter are over. Artificial intelligence initiatives have become priorities for businesses, and most of the standard infrastructure being used in the datacenter is not suitable for the data-intensive nature of AI workloads. The performance and I/O of your […].

The Bill Codifying The New Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Is Short and Sweet

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The nation has a new federal agency. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was created out of several existing organizations within the DHS. The CISA was codified by a law signed by the President on 16 November 2018. I read what DHS said about CISA (see more here). Then thought I should spend a […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Working in Cybersecurity: Life on the front lines, in the C-suite, and everywhere in-between

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I am excited to announce a new book by Michael Tanji titled “Working in Cybersecurity” (and very happy to be among those profiled in the book). Michael has been a pioneer in modern cyber security and digital risk mitigation. He is a former soldier and intelligence officer who at one point managed the how the […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News