President-elect Donald Trump's approach to cybersecurity raises major concerns with industry experts, says former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden. The things Trump said about security during his campaign indicates a lack of understanding when it comes to serious cybersecurity matters, Hayden says.
Darktrace created its Enterprise Immune System as a proactive security measure that uses behavioral analytics to monitor for system threats at enterprises. The tool allows network technicians to monitor data packets in real time so they can locate the root of problems and fix them.
Apple is getting involved in self-drive vehicle creation and has added its own thoughts on security and risk to the debate. "Apple believes that companies should invest the resources necessary to protect individuals' fundamental right to privacy," said Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity.
Consumer watchdogs claim that children's toys that use smart technology could pose a security and privacy risk to users. Toys could be a target for hackers who could get personal information about households.
The Alternative Investment Management Association and KPMG surveyed more than 100 hedge fund managers and found that 60% have doubts about how well their data is protected by government entities. Sixty-four percent of respondents said they have no plans to spend more on cybersecurity.
Equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts said it has purchased Optiv Security in a deal estimated to be worth about $2 billion. KKR has made several acquisitions in the technology sector over the past five months, and this acquisition is expected to close early in 2017.
IBM is releasing Bluemix tools, which can be used in the Bluemix dedicated private cloud to aid developers' creation of cloud-based apps. Bluemix Continuous Delivery is part of the DevOps hub and became available to the general public in November.
Many companies are having to outsource their cybersecurity needs because of a lack of dedicated, skilled talent in this area. Education and training of existing staff could nurture an aptitude for cybersecurity on your team, but the government needs to do more to attract young people to this field, Xuyen Bowles writes.
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