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What does 2020 have in store for AI and data management? Special

The areas that will ascend in 2020 include AI, NLP, and implementation/ integration of first-party/ third party data, according to Madhu Therani of Near. Areas for business concern extend to security and data privacy.

eSentire Survey: Defining and guarding crown jewel data

While it is possible for an organization to lack formal data classification and still have an understanding of what it needs to protect, yet most organizations hold sensitive data that cybercriminals can monetize or leverage for other purposes.

Q&A: Disrupting data ownership practices among software vendors Special

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, privacy, protection and data ownership have been top of mind for consumers and leaders in the tech industry, says industry expert Jon Roskill.

Survey: Most firms still use unencrypted file transfer protocols

Findings from a VanDyke Software-commissioned survey many firms continue to use weak security protocols abound for file transfer, which puts the business at risk to a cyberattack.

Looking into the truth about perception and misinformation

New research assesses why it is often challenging for consumers to internalize the types of retracted information that are issued by enterprises or from media organizations. This is symptomatic of the digital age.

Q&A: The future of credit and the role of AI in its evolution Special

The future of credit is instant and done via virtual and augmented reality, voice and text to give consumers better shopping experiences and more access to credit, according to Eric Haller of Experian in an interview with Digital Journal.

Guidance for businesses concerned privacy regulations Special

HITRUST has announced that it is providing a basis for a CCPA assessment by adding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) 1798 privacy controls to a new release of its information risk and compliance framework. Anne Kimbol explains more.

Putting data into music offers an alternative WiFi method

Swiss scientists have come up with a method for embedding data in music. The music-data can then be transmitted to a smartphone, in a way where the data is imperceptible to the human ear. This promises new applications in hotels and department stores.

A look at the largest data breaches over the past 15 years

A new study put together by Kastle Systems looks at the largest data breaches over the past 15 years within the U.S.. The findings highlight which industries and organizations have had the most data breaches.

Q&A: Conquering identity and access challenges amid the IoT boom Special

Managing identities and access during digital transformation is the key. However, the challenges for identity-driven security across all devices creates complex challenges, according to Ben Goodman of ForgeRock.

Q&A: How to future-proof your privacy policy Special

Organizations must begin to view regulatory compliance as a floor for security rather than a ceiling, focusing on protecting customer data instead of just addressing the requirements demanded by regulations, according to Jacob Serpa of Bitglass.

How many regulations is too much? Businesses weigh in Special

With major businesses seeking a federal data privacy law, the pressure is on Congress to make a decision. With new regulations forming in states companies are finding themselves short of compliance .Jacob Serpa, Bitglass, explains more.

Q&A: Tech CEOs are asking Congress for Federal Data Privacy Law Special

Recently 51 tech CEOs sent an open letter to Congress asking for a federal data privacy law, signalling that companies do not want a patchwork of regulations. What might this federal law look like? Chris Hertz of DivvyCloud takes a look.

DoorDash data breach exposes 4.9 million users' details Special

DoorDash has confirmed a data breach impacting 4.9 million users including customers, delivery workers and merchants. The food delivery company said that the breach happened on May 4 and that customers who joined after April 5, 2019 are not affected.

Click2Gov hit by second breach impacting 20,000 payment records Special

After being hit by a significant breach in the past years, Click2Gov, a self-service bill-pay portal for utilities, community development and parking tickets, suffers from another breach impacting over 20,000 payment records from eight cities.

The 34 most connected countries in the world revealed

5G wireless technology promises communications will be faster, better and completely wireless making connections around the world much easier and smoother. However, it remains that some countries are more connected than others as a new survey reveals.

Major databreach exposes data on most of Ecuador's citizens Special

An Elasticsearch server has leaked personal data on almost all of Ecuador's citizens, including their family trees, and children, plus some financial records and car registration information. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass assesses the situation.

Inadequate IT infrastructures are a source of global cyber risk

Data privacy specialists at StorageCraft have issued an international research study looking into the experiences of IT decision-makers in relation to data management. The study reveals concerns about the business risk from unrestricted data growth.

DMVs found to be selling driver data to 1000s of companies Special

Departments of Motor Vehicles in various U.S. states are selling drivers' personal information to businesses. Some sales are pre-approved, but in some cases data has been sold to more nefarious businesses as well. Eve Maler provides some insight.

Q&A: Universities need to prioritize protecting students' data Special

Many education institutions have suffered from major data breaches. Such breaches affect the personal identifiable information of students. This places a responsibility on academia to do more to protect students' data, explains a leading expert.

Dodge releases findings on improving data for project success

The construction sector is increasingly reliant upon digital data in order to make informed decisions about capital projects. Concerns have been flagged, in a new report, about the reliability of this data.

M-Files makes Microsoft Office 365 single point of access

Austin - Technology firm M-Files gas announced the general availability of new enhancements to its Microsoft Office 365 solution, including compliance and governance features for businesses.

Word of mouth drives new customers: Report

New findings indicate that word-of-mouth recommendations are still crucial for retailers in building initial trust and credibility with new customers. Understanding this is important for developing a retail strategy.

Op-Ed: Smartphones leading to 'horns-in-the-head' study is flawed

There's a lot of serious research about smartphone use and health effects, but one piece of research, essentially linking cellphone use to hornlike protuberances on the back of millennials' skulls, has been dismissed by the academic community.

LiFi data transfer is coming, and it's better than WiFi

Technology company Signify is to launch one of the first commercial LiFi systems. The process transmits broadband internet via lights, where LEDs to move data and bypass radio signals. Tests indicate the data transfer is superior to WiFi.

Q&A: Why most businesses plan to deploy iPaaS Special

While most businesses plan to undertake digital transformation initiatives, almost all struggle to integrate and safeguard important data across platforms. The solution to this, according to Jan Arendtsz, CEO of Celigo, is iPaaS.

Digital Innovation Hubs to encourage health data use for R&D

London - The U.K. Medical Research Council is launching a competition process to develop ‘Digital Innovation Hubs’. The hubs will encourage use of health data for medicinal research and innovation.

How seriously are retailers taking new data privacy laws? Special

When GDPR first hit, many retailers rolled out changes to comply with the new regulations, but many smaller companies appear to have reverted back to cookies and data collection, plus other activities that fought data privacy requirements.

A shift in Facebook's ethos? The 'future is now private'

Facebook has spent the past decade connecting people together, partly to collect data and sell it to advertisers. Following a backlash that began in 2018, Zuckerberg now says the future of his company is all about privacy.

Q&A: How location intelligence is empowering businesses Special

With the advanced analytics market expected to witness sustainable growth over 2022, more businesses are leveraging location technology as the key differentiator in improving customer experience, driving revenue and increasing operational efficiency.
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