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AI-Based Cyber Defenses Secure Drones From Zero-Day Attacks

AI-Based Cyber Defenses Secure Drones From Zero-Day Attacks

Vulnerable to hacking, drones are getting another layer of defense via an AI-based cybersecurity approach that promises ...

Cyber Defenses Get an AI Boost

Cyber Defenses Get an AI Boost

Greater access to big data and HPC resources are enabling enterprise use of emerging AI tools and ...

Open Source Survey Reviews Project Security and Sustainability Issues

Open Source Survey Reviews Project Security and Sustainability Issues

A Linux Foundation report on trends in open-source software development assesses the factors driving contributors while urging ...

DoD Spending Bill for 2021 Seeks to Create New National Cybersecurity Czar

DoD Spending Bill for 2021 Seeks to Create New National Cybersecurity Czar

Funding for the creation of a new national cybersecurity director post within the Executive Office of the ...

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February 18, 2021
Diminishing returns on costly data center investments—facilities already bulging at the seams—are engendering novel architectures for storing data. Early prototypes such as Microsoft’s submersible data center address cooling requirements and reliability issues. Still, the ongoing problem is scale, and finding disruptive ways of securely storing and accessing exabytes of data without breaking the bank. A New York-based startup has ... Full article
February 4, 2021
Canonical’s latest Ubuntu Core 20 Linux operating system now features several important security updates, including anti-malware and anti-hijacking technologies and full-disk encryption capabilities. The new version of Ubuntu Core 20, which is built as a minimal, containerized version of Ubuntu Linux 20.04 for use with embedded systems and IoT, was announced by the company this week. Ubuntu Core has ... Full article
January 19, 2021
Vulnerable to hacking, drones are getting another layer of defense via an AI-based cybersecurity approach that promises to shield the flying edge devices from zero-day attacks. SparkCognition, an industrial AI specialist, said this week the SkyGrid unit it formed with Boeing Co. has developed an AI-based cyber defense for drones that would detect attacks during flights, allowing operators to ... Full article
January 11, 2021
Red Hat is bringing deeper security capabilities to its popular Red Hat OpenShift enterprise Kubernetes platform through the acquisition of container and Kubernetes security vendor StackRox. The deal is the latest part of Red Hat’s road map to deliver a single, holistic platform that enables customers to build, deploy and securely run nearly any application across hybrid clouds, according ... Full article
January 4, 2021
A proposed expansion in facial recognition technology use by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to screen foreign travelers coming in or out of the United States is being heavily criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which argues that the tighter rules disproportionally harm immigrants and people of color. The proposed rule, which would vastly ... Full article
December 16, 2020
Finding ways to bring AI more deeply into the business worlds of fintech, technology and academia is the mission of the new National Council for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI). Bolstered by members so far including Microsoft, Visa, Mastercard, Nasdaq, the Brookings Institution, SUNY, and the University of Central Florida, the group aims to find ways to inspire and promote AI ... Full article
December 10, 2020
Greater access to big data and HPC resources are enabling enterprise use of emerging AI tools and machine learning models to help protect corporate networks and secure enterprise applications. Cyber experts at this week’s Society of HPC Professionals annual meeting said those automation tools are improving as data analytics platforms scan billions of network signals to detect and block ... Full article
December 8, 2020
A Linux Foundation report on trends in open-source software development assesses the factors driving contributors while urging more incentives to secure code and sustain community-based projects. The document, "Report on the 2020 FOSS Contributor Study," identifies key issues in improving the security and sustainability of free, open-source software (FOSS) due to its importance worldwide in much of the critical ... Full article
December 4, 2020
Funding for the creation of a new national cybersecurity director post within the Executive Office of the President is a key part of the latest spending authorization bill for the U.S. Defense Department for fiscal 2021. The first-ever national cybersecurity director position, which is being proposed to strengthen an important cyber division within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ... Full article
December 2, 2020
A vendor survey of early Kubernetes adopters embracing cloud-native applications finds that high-maintenance microservices and API sprawl have created a new set of security and networking issues for some users. The result is that few of the surveyed respondents are running most of their enterprise applications on the popular container orchestrator. The report, released this week by distributed cloud ... Full article
November 13, 2020
U.S. military and intelligence agencies are looking for ways to boost data security when communicating “in the wild.” Among the proposed approaches are emerging smart radio platforms that can secure classified information. Heading one effort is the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), which is soliciting industry proposals under a program dubbed Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems, ... Full article
November 11, 2020
AMD continues to expand its confidential computing initiative launched during the summer with another cloud partnership, this one with an AI twist designed to accelerate and secure workloads running in hybrid cloud deployments. The chip maker (NASDAQ: AMD) and new cloud partner IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a joint development agreement that seeks to leverage open source frameworks to extend ... Full article
November 10, 2020
As the focus on data center security shifts from software and hardware, chip implementations used in servers are expanding beyond security at system boot to vulnerable data “in-use” runtimes. That’s the goal of a collaboration between FPGA specialist Xilinx Inc. and the fabless semiconductor startup Kameleon Security, which this week announced an industry-compliant “security processing unit.” The ProSPU is ... Full article
November 9, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Bertil Brendeke Submer, an immersion cooling vendor, announced Bertil Brendeke as the company's vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Brendeke comes from Acronis Cloud, where he served as ... Full article
October 23, 2020
Billions of dollars in venture capital are flying around in search of the Next Big Thing, while most investments in technology startups likely won’t pan out. Still, investors are willing to make bets on the financial technology sector as perhaps more likely to generate a return than the next Facebook or Google. Reports surfaced this week that venture capital ... Full article
October 19, 2020
Compliance with security standards and a growing list of state and national regulations aimed at protecting consumers is an imperative for Internet of Things equipment vendors. With that in mind, a U.K.-based industry group has released what it says is the first crack at a global standard for consumer IoT cybersecurity aimed at device manufacturers and distributors using emerging ... Full article
October 16, 2020
As AI use and innovation continue to increase globally, getting small and medium-size AI companies more involved in the financially lucrative and still-nascent AI revolution is a developing goal of the US government. One federal agency, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), is asking smaller AI vendors to send in comments and suggestions by Oct. 23 about ... Full article
October 16, 2020
Another indication of the strategic importance of the foundational semiconductor industry is a recent surge in cyberattacks directed at global chip manufacturers. Security researchers in Taiwan reported earlier this year that a year-long cyber campaign emanating from China launched advanced persistent threat attacks against Taiwan’s sprawling chip foundry ecosystem. Dubbed Operation Skeleton Key, a reference to the skeleton key ... Full article
October 9, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Heather Adams Heather Adams joins e-commerce AI vendor, Octane AI, as its new vice president of marketing. Adams comes from DigitalOcean, where she held the role of head of global B2B & Partner ... Full article
October 2, 2020
Developing new capabilities for integrating complex semiconductor devices such as chiplets into a single package is seen as one way of reviving the U.S. chip manufacturing. Recent funding proposals emphasize reshoring IC test, assembly and advanced packaging capabilities as a way of moving up the manufacturing learning curve after decades or outsourcing to Asian fabs. That funding, much of ... Full article

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