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9 Factors To Ensure Your Cybersecurity Policy Works For Your Staff, Not Against Them

Companies and organizations are still struggling to deal with ransomware, a cyberattack in which user data is encrypted and held hostage, supposedly until a ransom is paid. This trend looks set to continue and perhaps even intensify. I often get asked by executive management about what they should be doing and what questions they need to be asking. Those questions can be a useful guide for those who aren’t sure if they’re doing enough beyond asking the IT department to take care of it. Instead of the usual spiel about what equipment to purchase or what software to install, I

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This is what will keep us human in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making speedy progress in acquiring skills that were previously regarded as exclusively human. Whether it’s beating masters at the ancient game of Go or getting better and better at autonomous driving, the many emerging forms of computer intelligence are giving us pause as a species. AI is real and it’s the next big thing in our social evolution. Even if you don’t believe in the singularity — the theoretical point at which AI will outstrip all human intelligence — it’s undeniable that AI is playing an increasing role in our everyday lives, from serving up search results, car navigating, suggesting

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INTERPOL World 2017 strengthens resolve for international cooperation to address crime

Originally posted: The Tech Revolutionist INTERPOL World 2017 concluded on a resounding note, with 8,362 attendees from over 40 countries and regions gathered at the event to network, source and forge alliances with the security community. 565 government leaders, international organization representatives, technology innovators and academics engaged in robust dialogues at the Congress, addressing future security challenges, with 52 thought leaders and experts guiding the discussion and sharing latest developments. On the exhibition floor, 226 international solution providers from 34 countries and regions showcased and discussed next generation solutions for security threat mitigation and the global fight against emerging crime.

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3 Strategic Necessities for the Growth of Cybersecurity

I believe that, in order for any economy – including Japan – to survive in the coming decade, governments must recognize that information and communications technologies (ICT) and cybersecurity are no longer separate issues, and they must take innovative approaches to address them concurrently. The technical aspects of cybersecurity make it complex and difficult even for professionals, much less policymakers, to grasp. However, the most critical elements needed to bolster cybersecurity are not technical, but strategic. Japan is placed uniquely on this issue. While we are preparing for the rapidly aging society and shrinking population, as well as the Tokyo

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What nature teaches us about managing risk

In the last few weeks, I’ve attended more than my usual number of international cybersecurity conferences, and the perspective, scope and dimensions of the discussion have evolved quite a bit in the last few years. I’ve been speaking with people from different backgrounds on this topic at events hosted by the United Nations to discuss the counterterrorism angle, by NATO for its use of the military and warfare, by Interpol for the balance between law enforcement needs and public privacy, and even by the OECD for the asymmetries that developed countries face in protecting themselves. This has allowed me to

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