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The Devil Is In The Metadata For Intelligence Surveillance Programs

The Devil Is In The Metadata For Intelligence Surveillance Programs

NSA surveillance and Chinese hacking have driven cyber-security awareness to unprecedented highs over the past year. And U.S. President Barack Obama has been fighting foreign cyber-attackers for longer than that. Now he’s looking at reforms in the National Security...
The Future Of Global Cyber-Security Is In The Cloud

The Future Of Global Cyber-Security Is In The Cloud

Both hackers and antivirus makers were put on notice last week when two shining stars in the $67 billion worldwide cyber-security universe announced their merger. Milpitas, Calif.-based global network security company FireEye has acquired Washington, D.C.-based cyber-security firm Mandiant,...
What B2C Can Teach B2B About E-Commerce

What B2C Can Teach B2B About E-Commerce

Nothing happens in a vacuum, so this is no surprise. Business-to-business (B2B) buyers shop online in their free time, taking advantage of quick and easy ways to research and purchase via the Web.
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Early-Warning Mobile Apps Help Lebanese Avoid Danger

Mobile technology hasn’t prevented more than two years of violence in Syria from spilling across the border into Lebanon via firefights, car bombs and more, according to a Financial Times report on Monday. But early-warning apps on smartphones are...
Wall Street Launches a Massive Cyber-Attack — On Itself

Wall Street Launches a Massive Cyber-Attack — On Itself

’s largest trade group is about to try taking down the financial nerve center of the United States. The FBI and SEC, as well as the U.S. departments of Treasury and Homeland , are among about 50 banks, exchanges...
Waging War On Cyber Attacks: Governments Do, Some Firms Don’t

Waging War On Cyber Attacks: Governments Do, Some Firms Don’t

Despite U.K. efforts to help businesses guard against cyber attacks, only one in eight respondents to a Financial Times/ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey indicated they had taken any of the prescribed measures.
Census Data Reveals “Two Americas” Within The U.S.

Census Data Reveals “Two Americas” Within The U.S.

The two wispy slips of paper were far more than just ATM receipts found at a bank in New York. They created a jarring yet simple mosaic of the sprawling gap between rich and poor in the United States....
Technology Drives Open Data To Kill Corruption

Technology Drives Open Data To Kill Corruption

Last week was a busy one for corruption hunters in New York. A Bronx assemblyman and Republican Party chairman were among those arrested for alleged dirty deeds. “Over the past few days, there have been several charges brought against...
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Fraud Prevention In A Big Data Environment

Christchurch, is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake two years ago and recovering from the global financial crisis — and it could be losing more than US$1.2 billion to fraud. Of 140 businesses surveyed there, 38 percent had no distinct...
U.S. Prepares Counterstrike Against Cyber-Attack

U.S. Prepares Counterstrike Against Cyber-Attacks

Move over, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. High-tech asymmetric warfare is the biggest threat to the United States. “Cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage pose a greater potential danger to U.S. national security than al Qaeda,” Los Angeles Times stated Tuesday....