Tech-based solutions may have the possibility to address physical issues as well as cyber and companies are combining the assets in a new category dubbed Major Incident Management, Rick Grinnell writes. "[Artificial intelligence]-based MIM security will become a key part of the infrastructure deployed in any facility that attracts large numbers of people -- from large enterprise offices, to university campuses, to stadiums, auditoriums and large entertainment complexes," he writes.
Samsung Electronics plans to deploy blockchain technology to process its global shipments, says Song Kwang-woo of Samsung SDS, the division that handles the group's logistics. SDS estimates the move could bring shipping cost savings of 20%, and Song commented: "Blockchain is a core platform to fuel our digital transformation."
Defense contractors are facing ransomware attacks that are transitioning from attempts to steal data to heightened efforts to change or block information, says Peter Singer of the think tank New America. Experts recommend a holistic cybersecurity strategy that involves implementing comprehensive training and keeping security processes.
Ransomware is used twice as often as any other type of malware, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report. Verizon found that 39% of data security breaches include ransomware and that ransom demands are increasing.
Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have introduced a bipartisan bill that would give consumers the right to prevent sites from collecting and tracking their personal data. The bill also stipulates that Facebook and others would be required to tell users about data breaches within 72 hours of the event and provide solutions to rectify any damage.
More than 1,000 cybersecurity professionals participated this week in "Cyber Storm VI," a war gaming event. Players from federal, state and local agencies gathered to simulate the discovery and response to large-scale cyberattacks.
The data privacy settlement between Uber and the Federal Trade Commission reached in August is being broadened to include new requirements for Uber, Chief Legal Officer Tony West said. The settlement is being strengthened because Uber failed to disclose a 2016 data breach that took place while the FTC was investigating a similar breach that happened in 2014.
Alexa and other voice assistants can change internet exploration for people who have visual impairments, Ian Bogost writes. Bogost, whose father has been legally blind since age 18, details the value of these devices for people with disabilities, noting that they offer hands-free operation and new accessibility for individuals with limited dexterity or mobility.
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