Opinion: AI-based MIM can address cyber, physical security | Samsung eyes blockchain to track global supply network | Google machine-learning technique singles out one voice in a crowd
April 17, 2018
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Opinion: AI-based MIM can address cyber, physical security
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.
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Samsung eyes blockchain to track global supply network
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."
Bloomberg (free registration) (4/15) 
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Google machine-learning technique singles out one voice in a crowd
Google has developed a way for computers to single out voices in a crowd. The method involves machine learning and the use of an audio-visual model.
Ars Technica (4/13) 
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Hacked
Current and future cybersecurity issues
Ransomware attacks on defense contractors grow more severe
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.
The Hill (4/13) 
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Verizon: Ransomware is most common form of malware
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.
ZDNet (4/10) 
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Law, Regulation and Governance
Intellectual property, lawsuit, legislation, privacy, regulatory and security news
Bipartisan bill proposed by senators to address data privacy
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.
USA Today (4/12),  CNET (4/12),  The Verge (4/12) 
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Government officials participate in cybersecurity war games
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.
National Public Radio (4/12) 
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Litigation Trends
Developments in litigation
New requirements added to Uber-FTC privacy settlement
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.
TechCrunch (4/12) 
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Pay it Forward
How technology companies are improving the lives of others
Alexa assists the visually impaired in the digital revolution
Alexa assists the visually impaired in the digital revolution
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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.
The Atlantic (5/2018) 
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Aon News
Cyber and the C-Suite: Breaking down silos to take on the hacker
An increasingly connected world has brought new business opportunities, increased efficiency and consumer convenience. But it has also increased risk. 2017 saw many organizations suffer significant financial damage as a result of cyberattacks. As these attacks affect all areas of operation, cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue. How should the C-suite be preparing for cyberthreats? Read more.
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Aon publishes 2018 Risk Maps for political risk, terrorism, political violence
Political violence risks are rising globally because of geopolitical tensions, a weakening of liberal democratic governance and the repercussive effects of chronic conflicts around the globe. For the third successive year, more country risk ratings have increased (17) than decreased (six). Aon's Risk Maps provide comprehensive insights into some of the most challenging risks facing firms operating worldwide, acting as an invaluable barometer for those seeking to understand and respond to the risks they face internationally. How do these findings affect your firm? Learn more.
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