Category Archives: Technology

FDA plans to improve medical device cybersecurity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to tackle security issues related to medical devices and has released a plan of action it means to implement in the near future. Read More………….

AI a threat to cyber security, warns report

Artificial intelligence is being incorporated into a range of cyber security products, but the technology may also introduce new threats, a report warns Artificial intelligence (AI) poses a range of threats to cyber, physical and political security, according to a report by 26 UK and US experts and researchers. The Malicious use of artificial intelligence report examines the […]
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Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from Frost & Sullivan found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But […]
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AI-Powered Cybersecurity Bot on Display at Smithsonian

A bot named Mayhem was created by a Pittsburgh-based company to use artificial intelligence to detect and defend against attacks. (TNS) — Museums are often catalogues of the past. But a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will showcase the possible future of cybersecurity. Mayhem, a cybersecurity bot that uses artificial […]
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Artificial intelligence makes cybersecurity the ideal field for ‘new collar’ jobs

Security experts will tell you that humans are the weakest link in the cyber security world. The facts speak for themselves, over 90 percent of security incidents are due to human error. This is when people do things like click on a bad link, open an attachment which is laden with malware or fail to […]
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Netizen Cyber Threat Intelligence – July 8th, 2015

Welcome to the Netizen IT Threat Intelligence Newsletter.  A complimentary service of Netizen Corporation, intended to help protect your business from the ever growing and ever changing threat of cyber attacks.  ZERO DAY VULNERABILITY ALERT  Microsoft Office – OLE Packager Allows Code Execution In All Office Versions, With Macros Disabled And High Security Templates Applied […]
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Netizen Cyber Threat Intelligence – June 24, 2015

Welcome to the Netizen IT Threat Intelligence Newsletter.  A complimentary service of Netizen Corporation, intended to help protect your business from the ever growing and ever changing threat of cyber attacks.  ZERO DAY VULNERABILITY ALERT  HP Drops The Hammer On Unpatched Internet Explorer 11’s Zero Day Vulnerability ” Last year HP’s highly regarded Zero Day Initiative group found […]
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Smart(er) Government Through Openness

We live on the cusp of an era which could be booming with troves of freely available data and other resources, created and curated lovingly by technical experts of all types, and made easily accessible through a web browser or mobile device. We need an Open Source and Open Data revolution in government to make this a reality, […]
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Add Value, Not Complexity

Very often IT professionals have to pick up where many others have left off. All things started somewhere, but very few of us actually get to experience the ground floor and understand the mentality during the time a system was first conceived and created, especially in large organizations. What started off as a novel idea or approach […]
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Coding vs Engineering: What You Need To Grow Your Startup

There is an age-old debate about what qualifies as “Software Engineering” versus “Programming” or “Coding” and it stems from a misconception in many parts of the tech community about exactly what true engineering entails. As software engineers do not generally have the rigorous certification processes in the United States that our civil and other engineering […]
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