Google's Cloud AutoML tool will allow users who are unfamiliar with coding to create custom machine learning algorithms for image recognition. Urban Outfitters is one company testing the tool, determining how Cloud AutoML could be used to identify clothing from its website and catalog.
Smart city connected technology is expected to grow from $25 billion last year to $62 billion by 2026, an ABI Research study reveals. Internet of things-connected electric vehicle charging stations, environmental sensors and microgrids, are among the fastest-growing technologies in the industry, the study indicated.
Apple is expected to release a test version of a software update in February that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones that are low-battery. The slowdown was meant to ensure that phones did not unexpectedly shut down when they are running on low battery.
Although the technology is not there yet, companies should prepare to integrate augmented and virtual reality into their enterprise mobility management systems, writes Bob Violino. AR/VR technology can give employees a "hands-free workflow," by bringing data to the floor or to wearable devices, he writes.
Target's 2013 data breach was caused by a third-party vendor whose system was not compliant with Payment Card Industry standards. AZDS Interactive Group CEO Adam Deflorian highlights those compliance requirements and the importance of hiring an experienced auditor.
Making vulnerabilities public is an opportunity for fixing the problem, but it's also an opportunity for potential attackers who were otherwise unaware, writes Snyk CEO Guy Podjarny. However, hiding these flaws increases the risks, and companies should disclose vulnerabilities as quickly as possible to identify and tackle gaps in defense, Podjarny writes.
Communicating advice and information about information security means adapting to your audience in tone, topic and medium of communication, writes Dan Lohrmann, a former state chief security officer. "Flexibility is especially needed when meeting with new agency leaders who need to bone up on security concepts," he writes.
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