IBM is looking to its supercomputer Watson, which uses deep learning, to fight cybercrime. The company recently announced that 40 organizations are in the Watson Cyber Security beta program, which is "learning the nuances of security research findings and discovering patterns and evidence of cyberattacks and threats that could otherwise be missed."
IBM is touting all-flash storage packages for cognitive computing apps providing speed and reliability needed for workloads. The DS8880 lineup has business, enterprise and analytics class storage.
Uber will set up its autonomous vehicle research center in Wixom, Mich. The company will focus on developing its self-driving software to be used in commercial vehicles from Volvo and Ford.
Apple's cumulative revenues from iOS are on track to top $1 trillion this year, says Asymco analyst Horace Dediu. Given the loyalty and frequency of use in the well-developed ecosystem of iOS users and businesses, Apple appears to have a lot of staying power for a secure future over the next decade, Dediu says.
Finland's Rovio Entertainment, the maker of "Angry Birds," is opening a London studio with the goal of developing more multiplayer games. Rovio plans to bring together a team of about 20 to work on "massively multiplayer online" titles with a new batch of characters.
The US government needs to develop standards for the internet of things that foster innovation while minimizing security risks, a Department of Commerce report states. The report comes after the reintroduction of the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act, which would bring together federal stakeholders to plan and advise Congress on IoT infrastructure and regulatory environments.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Friday said that the Energy Department has stepped up its energy security principles because of issues between Russia and Ukraine in 2014. Moniz sent a memo to President Barack Obama emphasizing the importance of working with the Group of Seven and the European Union to create a framework for the security of the natural gas market.
Cellebrite has confirmed that an older account system was hacked, with basic contact information and passwords obtained by an unauthorized party. The company has begun notifying customers of the data breach, although it has said that it is unaware of any "increased risk" posed to clients from the incident.
Corporations largely aren't implementing cybersecurity awareness programs, while companies that are training aren't offering refresher courses or following up, writes Tom DeSot. He recommends that companies implement a training program, then provide monthly updates to help avoid cyberbreaches.
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