What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends.

(Courtesy of ITnews.com) What is a cyber attack? Simply put, a cyber attack is an attack launched from one computer or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Cyber attacks might be broken down into two broad types: attacks where the goal is to disable the target computer or knock it offline, or … Continue reading What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends.

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Tech giants are paying huge salaries for scarce AI talent

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s startups have always had a recruiting advantage over the industry’s giants: Take a chance on us and we’ll give you an ownership stake that could make you rich if the company is successful.  Now the tech industry’s race to embrace artificial intelligence may render that … Continue reading Tech giants are paying huge salaries for scarce AI talent

GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power

(Courtesy of Bloomberg Technology) General Electric Co. is working on a way to use artificial intelligence in electricity grids, a technology that it expects will save $200 billion globally by improving efficiency. “We’re also putting a lot into the machine learning side, a lot,” said Steven Martin, chief digital officer at GE’s energy connections business, … Continue reading GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power

Software industry responsible for estimated $1.14 trillion in economic benefits

(Courtesy of JaxBizJournals.com) The software industry, which is responsible for the codes that bring electronics to life and puts the “smart” in smartphones, is emerging as a trillion-dollar force in the U.S. economy. A newly released report, unveiled this morning by Software.org: the BSA Foundation, found that the software industry added $564.4 billion in direct … Continue reading Software industry responsible for estimated $1.14 trillion in economic benefits

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

(Courtesy of federal trade commission) If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted … Continue reading The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do