What happens when an algorithm is sexist? New guidelines seek accountability

As algorithms make more decisions affecting individuals, the computer industry is taking notice. Last week, an industry association published a...

January 17th, 2017 Danny Bradbury

Ransomware attacks on insecure Hadoop systems may be next, say security researchers

Security researchers who this month issued alerts on ransomware attacks on insecure MongoDB and Elasticsearch clusters are now warning organizations...

January 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Hunt teams no substitute for real-time threat analysis, says report

Having a dedicated hunt team scour months of historical log and other data is a strategy increasingly being adopted by...

January 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

IBM testing blockchain-powered medical care for U.S. patients

Blockchain technology hasn't taken over the world yet, but IBM Corp. thinks it might be key to delivering more secure,...

January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Application container market small but mighty, 451 Research says

Containers may constitute a small segment of the cloud-enabling technologies (CET) market, but it is expected to see remarkably fast...

January 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New Brunswick university opens Canadian Institute for Cyber Security

The latest academic IT security facility opened today with the unveiling of the University of New Brunswick's Canadian Institute for...

January 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Elasticsearch users increasingly targets of ransomware

IT departments using the open source Elasticsearch search engine for in-house combing of log and other data are being warned...

January 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Ford’s self-driving car plan for 2021 doesn’t include a brake pedal

Ford Motor Co. is pointing its headlights down a road that could see self-driving cars on the road by 2021...

January 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson
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Panasonic reveals two new rugged devices

Panasonic Corporation has announced two new additions to its Toughbook family. On Thursday the Japanese company unveiled the new 10.1”...

January 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs