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More cyber security predictions for 2020

The close of one year and the arrival of another always calls for some reflection and predictions. While antivirus software developers and endpoint security researchers are always looking ahead, it’s often related to the micro challenges – the threats that companies face now – the known knowns. The cyber threats are undiminished but new types of…


The close of one year and the arrival of another always calls for some reflection and predictions. While antivirus software developers and endpoint security researchers are always looking ahead, it’s often related to the micro challenges – the threats that companies face now – the known knowns. 

The cyber threats are undiminished but new types of threats emerging in 2019 will become normal occurrences in the coming 12 months. In some ways that’s good – a known quantity to work to in an unpredictable world. Yet as anyone who has been on the frontline of attack will tell you, ‘normal’ is often quite horrendous. 

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Pascal Geenens is a security reseracher and evangelist at Radware. 

malware has never been so complex. 

So what are the risks we face?

1. AI and Fake data/disinformation

This is the stuff of fiction, yet sadly it is very much reality. Fake data, disinformation and its dissemination

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The cyber security rebellion

While most people think that staying safe online means having strong antivirus software and even using a VPN for privacy and security purposes, for businesses the problem of security is getting worse. business continuity is at stake, everyone should not only be aware of the threat, they should be taking action. Society believes in this when…

While most people think that staying safe online means having strong antivirus software and even using a VPN for privacy and security purposes, for businesses the problem of security is getting worse. 

business continuity is at stake, everyone should not only be aware of the threat, they should be taking action. Society believes in this when it comes to environmental and physical threats so why are we so disengaged when it comes to cyber security?

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Tencent targets video conferencing

The Chinese internet giant Tencent has launched an app for video conferencing in China, after the popular US Zoom service was blocked by the Chinese government.Tencent is already huge in social media, gaming, and venture capital, and the launch of its video conferencing service is seen as part of a move away from reliance on…

The Chinese internet giant Tencent has launched an app for video conferencing in China, after the popular US Zoom service was blocked by the Chinese government.

Tencent is already huge in social media, gaming, and venture capital, and the launch of its video conferencing service is seen as part of a move away from reliance on B2C markets and a push into B2B enterprise markets.

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Morality and artificial intelligence?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read the words ‘artificial intelligence’?  Do you think of an algorithm that could solve climate change, or of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Be honest. My point is: AI has become a loaded term, as has data. People are weary, even fearful, of new technology…

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read the words ‘artificial intelligence’?  Do you think of an algorithm that could solve climate change, or of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Be honest. 

My point is: AI has become a loaded term, as has data. People are weary, even fearful, of new technology – but then, that’s nothing new. According to one study, 47% of people believe the rate of technological innovation is happening too fast. And today, only 56% of us actually trust AI. Really that’s because, for the vast majority of people, AI remains a mystery. And its human nature to fear the unknown. Most of us understand AI through the lens of popular media – and filmmakers have really given it a bad rep.  

data analytics and AI. Are we sleepwalking towards a Black Mirror-style surveillance state? Will intelligent machines replace us in the workplace? Are social media companies using data to brainwash us?

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Wael Elrifai is the VP for Solution Engineering at Hitachi Vantara.

Ultimately, it boils down to a lack of understanding about the technology – and that’s equally true in the business world. While the democratization of artificial intelligence has made businesses more aware of the technology, there remains uncertainty around how to implement it and, more importantly, why it really matters. 

I recently spoke to a room full of IT service management staff and decision-makers, R&D managers and solutions architects at Smart IoT London – people on the font-line of innovation everyday – and I told them to go out and save the world. If you th

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Gartner’s strategic predictions for 2020

Technology, in all its guises, is changing the way we live and what exactly it means to be humans. From artificial intelligence (AI) to cryptocurrency and e-commerce, CIOs and IT leaders must ensure they are helping their organisations adapt in this rapidly changing world.In Japan, a restaurant is trialling AI robotics technology to allow employees…

Technology, in all its guises, is changing the way we live and what exactly it means to be humans. From artificial intelligence (AI) to cryptocurrency and e-commerce, CIOs and IT leaders must ensure they are helping their organisations adapt in this rapidly changing world.

In Japan, a restaurant is trialling AI robotics technology to allow employees with limited mobility to remotely pilot robotic waiters. Companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Ford are hosting virtual career fairs tailored to the needs of neurodiverse candidates. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has implemented braille-reader technology into its booking system for blind employees.

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Daryl Plummer is a Distinguished Research VP and Gartner Fellow.

IT service management leaders must be prepared to adapt in a changing environment.

As the digital age progresses, assumptions around the fixed nature of what defines humans is beginning to be challenged. Technology and its applications are poised to affect all aspects of humanity, and the conditions in which humans live.

1. BYOD becomes BYOE

Through 2023, almost a third of IT organisations will expand BYOD policies with “bring your own enhancement” (BYOE) to address augmented humans in the workforce. For IT, a temptation to assert control might increase as human augmentation technology becomes more prevalent, but the real business opportunity lies in exploiting increased interest in BYOE. 

At present, the automotive and mining industries employ wearables to increase worker safety, while the travel and healthcare sectors use the technology to maximise productivity. As these technologies continue to evolve, organisations should begin to consider how physical augmentations can be harnessed in personal and professional lives. Endpoint security must be balanced with the organisational benefits of BYOE.

2. AI increases accessibility

By 2023, the number of people with disabilities in employment will triple,

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