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Stories by Thor Olavsrud

Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

In a survey of publicly reported vulnerabilities for consumer connected-home and wearable technology products between November 2015 and July 2016, the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance found that all of potential problems could have been easily avoided..

Written by Thor Olavsrud08 Sept. 16 23:40

How blockchain will disrupt your business

There are still challenges to overcome, but blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved. Are you ready?

Written by Thor Olavsrud05 Sept. 16 22:00

How Adobe uses machine learning to drive marketing success

Adobe's new data science tool, Segment Comparison for Analysis Workspace, leverages machine learning to help marketers uncover the key characteristics of the audience segments driving KPIs.

Written by Thor Olavsrud18 Aug. 16 02:00

Connected medical device makers need to step up security

The internet of things (IoT) shows huge promise in the healthcare sector, but there are serious security implications. Device manufacturers need to do more to secure devices and hospital CIOs need to demand better security.

Written by Thor Olavsrud03 Aug. 16 02:57

Businesses failing to secure privileged accounts

A new benchmark survey finds that more than half of organizations have a failing grade when it comes to securing privileged accounts that can give attackers access to their entire networks.

Written by Thor Olavsrud26 July 16 02:30

Security teams consulted too late on digital transformation

A new survey finds 76 percent of IT professionals with responsibility for security feel their security teams are brought in too late to have a meaningful impact on digital transformation projects.

Written by Thor Olavsrud20 July 16 05:54

Compliance Dictionary aims for a simpler life

With the assistance of machine learning, the UCF's Compliance Dictionary seeks to simplify the process of creating common controls with a lexicon that maps the connection between terms in authority documents.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 July 16 02:54

GE Power taps IoT to reduce coal power plant emissions

Through Internet of Things analytics and optimisation, GE says coal-fired steam power plants can reduce fuel consumption by 67,000 tons of coal per year, while maintaining the same megawatt output.

Written by Thor Olavsrud15 June 16 02:56

Microsoft brings advanced security management to Office 365

Microsoft aims to give IT more visibility and control into Office 365 environments with advanced security features that leverage behavioral analytics and machine learning for threat detection.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 June 16 03:25

How to craft a security awareness program that works

Organizations struggle with making security awareness training programs that work. One expert says that's because we treat security awareness training as an event rather than a continuous program of education that adapts to the risks employees face.

Written by Thor Olavsrud01 June 16 03:59