A UK court ruling that found Wm Morrisons Supermarket liable for a data breach that occurred after information was shared by a former employee means companies can still be on the hook even when proper security measures are in place. Paul Hastings partner Suzanne Horne warns that companies should look more closely at their employee oversight and data security approaches.
The Ministry of Defence in Singapore has announced the Mindef Bug Bounty Programme. The initiative, which begins Jan. 15, will reward white-hat hackers for uncovering bugs across eight government systems.
An unauthorized user accessed the personal information of 47,000 clients of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, including names, dates of birth, addresses and Social Security numbers. Officials did not find evidence that any data was downloaded from the computer server at Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Okla., where a computer that had been used in a state assessment was accessed in April 2016.
Deloitte's 2018 Technology, Media & Telecommunications report predicts use of machine learning technology will double by the end of next year. "As impressive as it is today, in 50 years' time the ML abilities of 2018 will be considered baby steps in the history of this technology," the report said.
Building on their pay-per-use infrastructure as a managed service announcement this week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Rackspace said enterprises will see value in having access to a private cloud. "If you listen to the press everything is going to the public cloud, but if you look at what enterprises are doing, they are looking at which platform is optimal. For many the economics is better for private clouds," said Scott Crenshaw of Rackspace.
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Given the breadth and pace of innovation, all signs point to a widening skills gap, putting further pressure on organizations to rethink their workforce strategies. A recent CompTIA research report defines the IT skills gap and sets the stage for tackling the related challenges. To download a free copy, visit CompTIA Insight & Tools.
India led the way among major nations in terms of internet speed improvement with a 77% gain this year, contributing to a 30% improvement in performance globally, according to internet speed-test company Ookla. Faster speeds were evident across a wide array of countries, with Norway posting the fastest speeds while the US ranked 44th.
Apple is investing $390 million into a company that makes the type of laser used in Apple's facial recognition technology. The Finisar investment comes as Apple plans even greater use of the technology, possibly for a future rear-facing iPhone feature.