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Microsoft, analysts see hack origin at Ukrainian software firm

The cybercrime unit of the Ukrainian police said late Tuesday that a software upgrade from M.E.Doc unwittingly contained the virus.

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7 things to do before the next massive ransomware attack

Your objective is to dodge the hack coming up or to fully mitigate its impact if a breach occurs. Here, then, are seven best practices to put into action before that exploit hits.

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Big data investments keep getting bigger

The term has broadened to include the technologies that capture, store, manage and analyze large and variable collections of information in order to solve complex problems.

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GAO: VA needs to improve collection of clinical productivity, efficiency data

Auditors say the agency’s metrics and models may not provide quality information on providers and medical centers.

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Apple working with Hertz to manage small autonomous fleet

A half-dozen vehicles have been testing the firm's autonomous technology on public roads in and around the San Francisco Bay area for at least a year.

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Ayasdi’s new AI platform touted for use in healthcare

It enables better collaboration, could speed development of intelligent applications, says Ronaldo Ama.

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Box, Microsoft to sell file sharing service on Microsoft Azure

The firms have spent the past few quarters assessing interest among possible customers, which Box CEO Aaron Levie says is significant.

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Google's record fine may boost old foes' claims of abuse

The announcement will likely ease the attempts of dozens of firms to show how the much larger rival improperly boosted its business at their expense.

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Cloud data loss remains a problem as GDPR approaches

Organizations need to ensure they are adopting security protocols that both understand the flow of all information as well as actually secure it, a new reports warns.

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The Petya virus - Return of the ransomware attacks

Today's wave is explicitly targeting organizations who may have found it difficult to upgrade their systems due to online business demands.

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How to spot the three most common types of malware

The majority of data threats come from phishing attacks, malvertising and malicious redirects, exploit kits and drive-by downloads. Here's what to look for.

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Do we now need to account for a ransomware attack in the IT budget?

It’s not just about doing our best to prevent such cyber threats, but also about being prepared if and when our files actually do get held for ransom.

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Wimbledon, IBM use Watson AI to help fans get more from matches

The tennis tournament will use artificial intelligence to help direct fans to the most exciting matches, automatically generate video highlight reels and guide guests through the grounds.

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New cyberattack goes global, hits WPP, Rosneft, Maersk

A new ransomware threat similar to WannaCry is spreading today from Europe to the U.S.

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Google fined $2.7B as EU threatens search monopoly

The firm has 90 days to "stop its illegal conduct" and give equal treatment to rival price-comparison services, according to a binding order from the European Commission.

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IT hiring slows, but not for data and security professionals

The shift to software-as-a-service, cloud infrastructure, virtualization and automation is requiring that tech departments refocus hiring on advanced technologies.

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Gundlach says machines won't oust humans from finance industry

The billionaire bond fund manager singled out so-called robo-advisers, which provide online portfolio management using little human intervention, as a dangerous bet for investors.

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Why insurance is catching up to the value of social media data

The relative dearth of activity in this industry until recently may be due to challenges in analyzing the information and putting it to constructive use.

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Artificial intelligence has potential to drive large profits

Organizations that successfully apply AI could increase profitability by an average of 38 percent by 2035, says Accenture's Paul Daugherty.

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How Aflac automated cybersecurity response

Supplemental insurer teams with Splunk to collect and analyze data on threats against its systems.

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