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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Generative AI is speeding procurement, but not without risks

July 17, 2024

Via: StateScoop

Procurement, the process of purchasing products and services from commercial bidders, is a heavily regulated and lengthy affair that sometimes takes months or years to complete. But as cities and states explore uses of generative artificial intelligence, a few, like […]


Cybersecurity

AT&T’s massive breach of metadata is a criminal treasure trove — as spy agencies know

July 15, 2024

Via: CSO Online

There is plenty of intelligence that can be gathered from call data records if you know where to look. Spy agencies have been doing it effectively for years. Last week we learned via an SEC 8K filing that data has […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

6 reasons to buy an Apple Vision Pro

July 12, 2024

Via: BGR

With Apple Vision Pro now available in more places, customers in over ten regions can finally get their hands on Apple’s first entry into a fresh product category in almost a decade. While I have mentioned 10 reasons not to buy this spatial computer, there […]


Cybersecurity

6 tips for consolidating your IT security tool set

July 11, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Spending sprees, acquisitions, siloed departments, and escalating security concerns have many CISOs drowning in security solutions. Here’s how to rein in the tool sprawl and ensure enhanced security as you streamline your security stack. Organizations have been on a spending […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

10 ways AI can make IT more productive

July 2, 2024

Via: CIO

Every IT leader wants to build a productive organization. AI is ready to help. When it comes to maximizing productivity, IT leaders can turn to an array of motivators, including regular breaks, free snacks and beverages, workspace upgrades, mini contests, […]


Policy, State & Local

Louisiana governor vetoes political deepfakes bill

July 1, 2024

Via: StateScoop

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has vetoed a bill that would have made it illegal to deceive voters through the use of artificial intelligence-generated deepfakes. While similar legislation outlawing the use of deceptive audio, images and videos for political purposes has […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

NPU vs. GPU: What’s the Difference?

June 25, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Today, hardware and software applications of AI have advanced to become purpose-built for optimizing artificial intelligence and neural network operations. These include neural processing units (NPUs), which are often compared to graphics processing units (GPUs) in terms of their ability […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Intel confirms Lunar Lake AI laptop CPUs will launch September 2024

June 24, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Intel’s confirmation comes just days after Taiwanese publication Digitimes reported a delay in the shipping date for the Lunar Lake lineup. In a statement refuting the claim, Intel told Chinese tech site Benchlife that its upcoming AI processors have “not […]


Cybersecurity, Federal, Policy

US bans Kaspersky Labs over national security concerns

June 21, 2024

Via: CSO Online

The popular antivirus software vendor will be prohibited from selling its software within the US or providing updates to software already in use. The Biden administration has reached a decision to block all new sales of Kaspersky Labs’ products and […]


Cybersecurity

How Cybersecurity Can Steer Organizations Toward Sustainability

June 19, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

Inadequate cybersecurity architecture can cause irreparable damage to an organization, which is why boards and C-suite executives are heeding recommendations to implement policies and procedures to mitigate risk. In addition, boardrooms are also paying attention to other hot topics, including […]


Cybersecurity

Three ways AI is raising the stakes around endpoint security

June 18, 2024

Via: CIO

Over the last few years, AI adoption has grown exponentially. But with it comes a number of risks around endpoint security. Learn what they are and how you can protect against these new threats. AI has made endpoint security even […]


Cybersecurity

What Is a Zero-Trust Network and How Does it Work?

June 14, 2024

Via: InformationWeek

A zero-trust network is true to its namesake: zero trust. Zero-trust networks provide continuous authentication of users and activities on the network. This is in contrast to what traditional network authorization schemes do: authenticate users once, at the time that they initially […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

PowerColor claims they can improve GPU performance by leveraging an external NPU

June 11, 2024

Via: TechSpot

During this year’s Computex, PowerColor showed a new technology prototype that could theoretically bring NPUs and GPUs together for better performance and power efficiency. Edge AI, as the technology is known, uses the specialized silicon components hidden inside an NPU […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

The Right Networking Solution Lies Not in What You Choose, But Why You Choose It

May 29, 2024

Via: CIO

When it comes to network performance, there is a key decision that will land in the lap of the CIO: MPLS or SD-WAN. Current industry trends lean toward SD-WAN but it’s important to note that shiny object syndrome might not […]


Cybersecurity

The SEC’s New Take on Cybersecurity Risk Management

May 28, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

The advent of generative AI is surfacing new risks, significantly raising the stakes for businesses around the globe and for marketplace stability. In reaction to the logarithmic growth of cybercrime, the guidance and regulatory landscape is changing rapidly. While historically, […]


Cybersecurity

Rise of zero-day exploits reshape security recommendations

May 22, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Research from Rapid7 shows a spike in zero-days contributing to quicker exploit timelines, leaving IT security teams under strain with a greater need for post-incident response. With zero-day attacks rapidly eclipsing exploits of known flaws, CISOs face the specter of […]


Cybersecurity

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What you need to know to stay compliant

April 4, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Companies that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries need to comply with strict rules around protecting customer data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a standard for consumer rights regarding their data, but companies will be […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

FCC Approves Voluntary Cyber Trust Labels for Consumer IoT Products

March 14, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be rolling out a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for Internet of Things (IoT) products for consumers At its public meeting today, the Commission unanimously voted to approve the program, which will allow IoT manufacturers […]


IT Policy, Tech

Biden to sign executive order boosting cybersecurity of ports, maritime vessels

February 21, 2024

Via: Government Executive

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that would give the Homeland Security Department more authority to address maritime cybersecurity threats. The order, previewed by officials in a call with reporters, would give the U.S. […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

AI cannot be listed as inventor, says US patent office in latest guidance

February 15, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The USPTO’s new guidance on the use of artificial intelligence states that while AI-assisted inventions are not “categorically unpatentable, the inventorship analysis should focus on human contributions, as patents function to incentivize and reward human ingenuity.” Under the new guidance, […]