McAfee CEO Chris Young says his company achieved its goal of becoming a major player in the cloud industry and becoming cloud-native after its acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. McAfee also plans to restructure its partner program, requesting input from several partners about the new model.
Facial recognition is being used more widely in new devices, and governments are likely to enact strict regulations to govern the technology's use and security, writes Wikibon lead analyst James Kobielus. Some policies could include embedded technological safeguards, debasing requirements, visible notifications and subject sovereignty, he adds.
In the largest settlement to date for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act breach, Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million for its 2015 breach that affected almost 79 million people. Data targeted included Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and names.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says the company is confident that artificial intelligence will affect "100% of jobs, 100% of industries, and 100% of professions." She says that when implementing AI solutions, companies should take ownership of data, be able to explain the technology and remember that the technology is there to make humans' jobs easier.
Basic firewalls and unsecured personal devices make businesses more vulnerable to cyberattacks, experts say, and a cyberattack could put the majority of small businesses out of business. However, working with partners that have solid security in place and shoring up your own security with multilayered protection could help prevent attacks.
A new report details the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation of nine companies with a history of being cyberattacked to see whether appropriate accounting controls were in place as required by law. "We did not charge the nine companies we investigated, but our report emphasizes that all public companies have obligations to maintain sufficient internal accounting controls and should consider cyberthreats when fulfilling those obligations," says the SEC's Stephanie Avakian.
Most federal domains have met a deadline to have an email authentication process put in place to prevent fake emails from being sent from a government address. More than 60% of federal domains are in compliance with orders from the Department of Homeland Security, up from 20% of domains that had protections in place last year.
Chinese search engine Baidu joined the Partnership on AI, a group that aims to develop ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence research and that includes US companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook. Baidu is the first Chinese company to join the group.
Adobe's upcoming updates to its Creative Cloud include artificial intelligence and machine learning features. The update also will feature new applications, such as Project Gemini for drawing across multiple screens and Aero for augmented reality design.
Samsung Electronics purchased Zhilabs of Barcelona, Spain, adding network data analytics as it progresses toward implementing 5G cellular communications. Founded in 2008, Zhilabs uses artificial intelligence to analyze network performance, data traffic and conditions.