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Minority report: Pre-crime technology has arrived

Remember the movie Minority Report, where advanced analytics and supercomputing was able to predict where the next crime would take place and a special police unit was able to arrest murderers before they committed their crime? Well, that technology is not just for Hollywood anymore. Pre-crime technologies are already here The following pre-crime technologies already …

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Why you should work for a company that cares about information security

Not a month goes by these days without hearing in the news about a high-profile hack attack of a major national brand. As an employee why should you care about working for a company that invests in information security? Information is the heart of any organization, and yet each year, companies stand to lose millions …

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Meet M – Your newest digital personal assistant

With a name reminiscent of a secret codename in a James Bond movie, “M” is the latest in the digital personal assistant space. A few weeks ago Facebook began to test its new service called M, which is a personal digital assistant inside Facebook Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf. It’s …

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Password 2.0 – The future of identity verification

In this day and age, we are all too familiar with having to associate passwords with our computers, applications, email, online banks, etc. Identity fraud remains a serious concern for both individuals and businesses. Our identities are verified almost exclusively by one of two methods—things that you carry with you, such as a driver’s license or passport, and …

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What is big data? Do I have it? And, what do I do with it?

Big data defined Big data is a blanket term used to describe large and complex data sets. It’s a popular phrase used to describe the constant growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured. Gartner analyst Doug Lancy in his 2001 research report entitled “3D Management: Controlling Data Volume, Velocity, and Variety” defined data growth …

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