Health insurance companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop algorithms to streamline processes for reviewing medical records, identify patient risk and optimize care. These developments are allowing health insurers to better identify at-risk patients and reduce costs in the insurance process.
The 2015 US-China agreement brokered by then-President Barack Obama to cease cyber economic espionage has been broken by Chinese cyberspies, said National Security Agency official Rob Joyce. CrowdStrike co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch added that sanctions against China and other measures could be used to stop what he called "economic warfare."
Amazon Web Services and Cisco are partnering to provide companies with Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes to allow companies to build applications in the cloud or use traditional data centers. The hybrid cloud solution will allow companies to take advantage of cloud services while staying within regulation and privacy guidelines.
The public-private partnership Dallas Innovation Alliance released a study of the city's Smart Cities Living Lab that shows that a smart lighting project reduced energy use by 35% in the four-city-block "lab" area. The alliance next plans to create a smart city incubator called Innov8te in partnership with the University of Texas and private firms.
Athens, Greece, has won the European Capital of Innovation 2018 contest, which was open to cities with a population of more than 100,000. Forward-thinking projects such as The Digital Council helped lift Athens to victory over more than two dozen other cities around Europe that entered the contest.
Given the "massively damaging" effect a data breach can have on a company, more clients are calling on the ad agencies that purchase their media to shoulder the potential burden of a breach. Nine out of 10 clients are making data privacy liability an early issue in the pitch process, with some asking agencies to be responsible for third-party violations.
Almost half of all K-12 schools have experienced a data breach, most often due to human error, a CDW report states. With the US Education Department threatening to pull funding from schools that are unprepared for cyberattacks, teaching students and employees how to better recognize potential threats is an important first step to prevent cyberattacks.
With control of the US House of Representatives secure come January, Democrats say they will focus on bolstering the nation's cybersecurity policy. A federal privacy law and stronger election security are two issues that are likely to be addressed.
II-VI, a maker of laser and optical parts, will buy Finisar, Apple's supplier for the technology behind iPhone's Face ID, for around $3.2 billion. The combined companies will allow II-VI to expand its presence in the 5G and driverless car markets and develop further facial recognition technology.