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Company: Styra, the company behind Open Policy Agent (OPA) and pioneers in cloud-native authorization. Company description: Styra is a privately-held, venture-backed company based in Redwood City, Calif. that was founded in 2015 and led by CEO Bill Mann. Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce and monitor policy across their cloud-native environments. With a combination of […]

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Training Employees on Best Practices in Data Privacy

By 2025, it’s estimated that 463 exabytes of data will be created daily; that’s the equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day! Where is all this data going to be stored and who is responsible for keeping this information safe? This amount of data creates a large cyber-surface area and leads to its potential exposure. Based […]

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How to Solve Security Problems of Identity Verification Systems

There are many different perspectives on how identity verification systems should work to provide confidence, trust and interoperability between different sectors, both local and international. At the same time, these solutions should ensure a decent level of privacy. Comprehensive security instruments are required to address threats such as the abuse of power by some privileged […]

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One of today’s most challenging security issues for the enterprise is stopping social engineering attacks. This is a common entry point for many attackers, and any organization can fall victim. Look at the recent attack on the SANS Institute, and, of course, Twitter. Despite the frequency and potency of social engineering attacks, we often see inadequate security […]

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Improved threat-detection capabilities have led to the unintended consequence of “alert overload.” Whether due to detecting an abundance of real threats or generating an excess of false-positive alerts, security analysts have become overloaded with alerts from their cybersecurity controls. Most cybersecurity teams today do not have enough bandwidth to properly address every alert. Additionally, smaller […]

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Recently The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Cyber Chiefs Watch Their People for Burnout as Pandemic Rolls On, which posited that IT security teams are burning out even more quickly than before the COVID-19 pandemic. With IT security teams supporting a vastly new remote workforce—and an even wider attack surface—that increases sophisticated cyberattack attempts by adversaries, […]

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By Otavio Freire During the pandemic, employees have been targeted by bad actors like never before. To properly protect their employees, companies need to implement security tools that offer visibility and monitoring. However, employees will resist or avoid any oversight that feels like a breach of privacy. How can enterprises strike the balance of protecting […]

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Some special days on the calendar are whimsical, some are over-commercialized. International Data Privacy Day, recognized each year on Jan. 28, is neither. It highlights a massive and unwieldy problem requiring immediate global attention from individuals, businesses, governments and organizations of every kind: exponential data growth in our data-filled work, lives and world means unprecedented […]

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Beginning with the very first images, it was clear that NASA’s Perseverance rover excursion to Mars was a breakthrough. The video’s opening shot of the supersonic parachute, the dropping of the heat shield, the shot of the descent stage and the view of the rover itself, dangling beneath it were riveting. They were unprecedented.  Also […]

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Data flows through numerous wired and wireless networks, and all of those disparate information avenues are in use every hour of every day and need to be managed. So a business that relies heavily on the internet should select a service provider that is cloud-based first and can handle all the networking variants without dropping […]

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The year 2021 is not even a month old, and we’ve already seen a significant amount of news in the area of artificial intelligence. This is good to observe, because I believe AI will transform the way we work and live more than any technology since the birth of the Internet. AI is currently being […]

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Two fascinating transportation trends are emerging and haven’t yet, but will be, positively impacted by the pandemic: autonomous cars and autonomous flying cars. The latter is misnamed because autonomous flying cars actually are autonomous personal flying vehicles. Few have any intention of ever driving on roads, and those that do are either not autonomous or […]

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When the President of the United States elevates his science advisor to a cabinet-level position, you know that he’s paying attention to science and technology. The new head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Eric Lander, marks a significant departure from policy heads in the previous administration. For one thing, he’s being appointed […]

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We are two weeks into 2021, and Amazon Web Services has wasted no time in making a splash in the contact center industry. This is a market that’s well established, with many big-name vendors that have established shares. As the market has shifted to the cloud, it has given rise to a number of new, […]

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There is an old business axiom, one that states “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” a statement that proves very relevant to the challenges facing IT today. Perhaps one of the most important measurements for enterprises moving to the cloud is one of calculating how well cloud-enabled applications are running. This is […]

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Today: Armis Security (enterprise-class device security software) Company description: Armis is an agentless, enterprise-class device security platform, designed to protect organizations from cyberthreats created by the onslaught of unmanaged and IoT devices. The company claims that Fortune 1000 companies trust its real-time and continuous protection to see and control all managed, unmanaged, un-agentable and IoT devices–from […]

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Remember 2019? That may have been the last time anyone wondered about the dangers of artificial intelligence. There’s no point restating the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic hammered people and organizations over the intervening year. Many organizations turned to digital tools to keep the lights on–in most cases accelerating tech modernization plans already in place. […]

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Some special days on the calendar are whimsical, some are over-commercialized. International Data Privacy Day, recognized each year on Jan. 28, is neither. It highlights a massive and unwieldy problem requiring immediate global attention from individuals, businesses, governments and organizations of every kind: exponential data growth in our data-filled work, lives and world means unprecedented […]

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The year 2021 is not even a month old, and we’ve already seen a significant amount of news in the area of artificial intelligence. This is good to observe, because I believe AI will transform the way we work and live more than any technology since the birth of the Internet. AI is currently being […]

The post Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage Early in 2021 appeared first on eWEEK.

Two fascinating transportation trends are emerging and haven’t yet, but will be, positively impacted by the pandemic: autonomous cars and autonomous flying cars. The latter is misnamed because autonomous flying cars actually are autonomous personal flying vehicles. Few have any intention of ever driving on roads, and those that do are either not autonomous or […]

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When the President of the United States elevates his science advisor to a cabinet-level position, you know that he’s paying attention to science and technology. The new head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Eric Lander, marks a significant departure from policy heads in the previous administration. For one thing, he’s being appointed […]

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Recent cloud services compromises have demonstrated the importance of controlling identities for access to cloud-delivered services. Afterall, usurping identities has become one of the main attack vectors for cyber criminals today. However, identity information is usually stored in silos, which require management and synchronization across services, which can allow mistakes to go unnoticed and malicious […]

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On Jan. 6, 2021, a group of a few thousand protesters with an embedded group of domestic terrorists invaded the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was in session. They rampaged through the building, caused destruction to the Capitol itself and caused the evacuation of Congress. Some of the terrorists entered the offices of senators and […]

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Like most tech industry analysts, I’ve spent quite a bit of time attending conferences designed to provide customers and partners the latest news on the sponsoring vendor’s strategies, solutions, services and business plans. Trade shows, like last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2021) are considerably different creatures. Yes, numerous analysts and reporters travel to CES […]

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What does progress mean to you?
What do we mean when we talk about progress? In general terms, to make progress means to move toward something and away from something else. But where we’re headed and what we’re leaving behind are key questions that drive political movements, shape international treaties, and define our own sense of personal growth.  Our notions of…
The morning my first child was born, I was mostly thinking of death. It was the week before Thanksgiving as my husband and I hunkered down with our newborn in Berkeley, California, learning from cable news that hospitals—like the one where we were—would soon be overrun by covid-19 patients. I had learned I was pregnant…
Why covid-19 might finally usher in the era of health care based on a patient’s data
Back in the 1990s, Lee Hood, a technologist and immunologist famous for co-­inventing the automated DNA sequencer, made a bold prediction. By 2016, he suggested, all Americans would carry a data card  recording their personal genomes and medical histories in vast detail. Upon arriving at a hospital or doctor’s office, they would present it to…
“Progress.” We take for granted that it’s a good thing. We constantly invoke it to justify change. But all the ways in which society is measured—from economic indicators to health and education metrics to markers of political development and technological sophistication—rely on long-held assumptions about what progress is. As the economic and political shocks of…
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021
This list marks 20 years since we began compiling an annual selection of the year’s most important technologies. Some, such as mRNA vaccines, are already changing our lives, while others are still a few years off. Below, you’ll find a brief description along with a link to a feature article that probes each technology in…
In late 2012, AI scientists first figured out how to get neural networks to “see.” They proved that software designed to loosely mimic the human brain could dramatically improve existing computer-vision systems. The field has since learned how to get neural networks to imitate the way we reason, hear, speak, and write. But while AI…
Decoding the CRISPR-baby stories
The conventional story of CRISPR genome editing is one of heroic power and promise with an element of peril. That peril became personified when MIT Technology Review’s Antonio Regalado revealed in November 2018 that a young Chinese scientist named He Jiankui was using CRISPR to engineer human embryos. At least three of them became living…
Deven Karpelman would never have joined TikTok if it hadn’t been for the pandemic. And she certainly never expected to be famous on it. But the app has a way of rewarding good content with views, dropping new creators in front of a broad spectrum of fans. That’s how Karpelman, a 57-year-old who works in…