It is estimated that older Americans lose a staggering $2.9 billion a year to an ever-growing array of financial exploitation schemes and scams. They are being targeted by criminals who want to rob them of their hard-earned retirement savings. They are being exploited by strangers over the telephone, through the mail, and online. Worse yet, far too many seniors may also be targeted by family members or by other people in whom they trust.
Hackers are attackers outside of an organization who exploit security weaknesses in computer systems or networks to gain unauthorized access to information, cause mischief, or make changes to files, settings, or systems. Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, and many are experts on a variety of computer systems and software.
With the increase in cyberattacks and data security lapses, many organizations have changed their overall approach to data security and are taking a risk-based approach to data security.
Organizations are increasingly concerned about the loss or theft of electronic information, known as a data breach. Data breaches that result from unauthorized access by individuals within an organization have also become more common. These types of breaches, or data leaks, are commonly called insider threats. Insiders pose a unique challenge because they know how systems are configured, how to defeat these systems, and how to cover up any evidence.
Many people use the terms "data" and "information" interchangeably; however, there is a slight distinction between data governance and information governance. Information governance has more to do with all the processes and systems that gather and use knowledge, enhance it, and share it through the organization. Data governance is a subset of that, and it specifically focuses on the gathering, storing, and usage of data—especially personal data—concerning customers, employees, and partners. This data includes financial information, PII, phone numbers, emails, etc.
A lot of people are worried about losing their jobs to advanced automation, but robotics and artificial intelligence are likely to create a lot of new jobs, as well. Dmitri Artamonov, co-founder and CTO of Envel, foresees a future job market filled with blue-collar robot techs, white-collar automation consultants, and a lot of people “working less in the business and working more on the business.” Our latest Skye Learning video lays it out for you.
There’s been a lot of media buzz about artificial intelligence lately – but what exactly is AI? The answer is more complicated than you might think; there are actually four different types of AI, ranging from chess-playing computers to self-aware programs that can anticipate how you feel. Our latest Skye Learning video sorts it all out for you.
Imagine you arrive at work one day to find everyone in the office standing around and chattering loudly, while row after row of computer screens flash a ransom message. Someone quickly approaches and breathlessly informs you: “We’ve been hacked!”
As new technology enters the market, the buzz surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) continues to grow. From self-driving cars to digital assistants to natural language processors, AI is revolutionizing the modern technological landscape. Learn more about the evolution of AI in our latest infographic.
Rapid changes in technology are constantly making headlines—and they’re also making headaches for IT departments and company managers alike. Today’s managers face an increasing scarcity of trained personnel, a rise in security breaches, and a host of other IT problems, all competing for their attention. And doing nothing is definitely not an option: IT is no longer just a business enabler, it is a critical business driver, and businesses ignore the shifting IT landscape at their own peril.
News headlines constantly remind us of the volume of cyberattacks targeting major retailers, banks, hospitals, and individuals like you and me. Some of these attacks involve a high level of complexity, but until recently most have been fairly basic—recycled from older malware and repurposed by attackers for different goals. That’s all starting to change now.