Technology

SAS is Fighting Online Fraud – In Cary, that Means More Jobs (Herald Sun)

Fighting crime of various sorts is already been a growth industry for Cary software giant SAS, but it sees even more possibilities and has set up a new division to spearhead the ef... More

Atos, Google Cloud Team to Deliver Secure Hybrid Cloud, Machine Learning, Collaboration Solutions to the Enterprise (MESA)

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has entered into a global agreement with Google Cloud to address the digital transformation needs of enterprise customers. This agr... More

AI for Fraud Detection: Beyond the Hype (SAS Blog)

The financial services industry has witnessed considerable hype around artificial intelligence (AI) in recent months. We’re all seeing a slew of articles in the media, at confere... More

Cisco Extends Endpoint Protection with Advanced Email Security (eWeek)

Cisco announced on April 16 a series of enhancements to its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints platform that provide improved email security and visibility capabilitie... More

Spotify Buys ‘Cover Song’ Licensing Firm to Tackle Copyright Risks (Reuters)

Spotify has acquired Loudr.fm, a San Francisco-based provider of licensing technology to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due. The acquisition helps ad... More

Credit Card Companies Eliminating Signature Requirements (FBN)

It’s the end of an era that few people seemed to notice. This month, all major credit card companies will stop requiring a signature for purchases made with a card that uses a se... More

Piracy as Marketing Tool? ‘The Man from Earth: Holocene’ Producers Have Made $45,000 From Self-Pirating Their Movie (Variety)

If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s what the independent producers of “The Man From Earth: Holocene” concluded about the inevitable piracy of their sci-fi film, a seq... More

IBM X-Force Report: Fewer Records Breached in 2017 as Cybercriminals Focused on Ransomware, Destructive Attacks (CDSA)

IBM Security today announced results from the 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index which found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25 percent in 2017, as cybercrimi... More

Cybercrime Gang Broken Up in Spain, Mastermind Arrested (CIO Today)

Police in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from financial institutions worldw... More

Global Piracy in 2017: TV and Music Illegal Activity Rose, While Film Declined (Variety)

Digital pirates continued to swarm over entertainment in 2017, even with the rise of legal streaming services like Netflix and Spotify. Worldwide, users made a total of 300 bill... More

Why Developers Will Be More Marketable if They Know This Skill (Forbes)

Being able to write code and build software or websites is a great skill on its own. However, developers can really level up their marketability if they learn how to help companies... More

Irdeto, Link Motion to Provide Automobile OEM’s a Complete Security, Safety Technology Platform (CDSA)

Link Motion has reached an agreement with Irdeto to integrate its new smartphone-based secure vehicle access and safety solution, Keystone, into the Link Motion CarBrain platform. ... More

NAGRA’s NexGuard Watermarking Passes ChinaDRM Certification (CDSA)

NAGRA announced today that its NexGuard watermarking technology has been certified by the ChinaDRM Lab, the standards body that oversees digital rights management in China. The Chi... More

Blockchain Roadblocks Hinder Content Protection (IW)

Blockchain platforms promise to help content providers solve thorny digital copyright ownership issues, but whether the technology can ever live up to its potential remains to be s... More

3 Things the Pay-TV Industry Must Do to Tackle Sports Content Piracy (NAGRA Blog)

We know that the threat of content piracy has evolved significantly over the last few years. IPTV services and Kodi add-ons installed on retail set-top boxes have completely alt... More

Combating the Rising Threat of Malicious AI Uses (IM)

A group of academics and researchers from leading universities and thinktanks – including Oxford, Yale, Cambridge and Open AI – recently published a chilling report titled, The... More

Spotify Cracking Down on Users of Hacked Apps Designed to Steal Premium Features (Variety)

Spotify, as it gears up to go public in an IPO expected later this month, is disabling access from unauthorized Android apps that let users circumvent advertising and usage restric... More

Three Areas to Consider in Order to Build a Strong Cybersecurity Strategy in 2018 (Forbes)

Each new year should begin with a review of your organization’s current and desired security posture. If the current processes and systems are not robust enough to withstand the ... More

Blocked Pirate Sites Used 50 Percent Less Due to Court Orders (Sydney Morning Herald)

Pirate websites blocked by the Australian government are used 50 per cent less than a year ago after increased efforts from entertainment companies to stop illegal video sharing si... More

Study: CXOs Still Wary Of Cloud Data Security (CXO Today)

A new study on cloud data security provides insights into the shaken confidence in the cloud. According to the report, more companies are selecting cloud providers because they wil... More