An Indiana county just paid hackers over $100k in ransom – and they’re not alone —

Nearly a quarter of the nation’s cities and counties said they’re fending off cyber-attacks on government networks once an hour. via An Indiana county just paid hackers over $100k in ransom – and they’re not alone — Continue reading An Indiana county just paid hackers over $100k in ransom – and they’re not alone —

IBM buys Toronto’s Platform Computing — Financial Post

By acquiring Platform Computing Inc. on Tuesday, IBM Corp. intends to help companies deal with their growing deluge of data and make billions of dollars in the process. But there is good reason to believe Big Blue paid no small price for the Toronto-based software company via IBM buys Toronto’s Platform Computing — Financial Post Continue reading IBM buys Toronto’s Platform Computing — Financial Post

Why Airport Computer system Failure

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Airport computer systems crashed around the globe yesterday. The crash caused passenger delays, angst, and fright among travelers, but a more ominous question has arisen in light of this glitch. Could the next failure be a worldwide power grid outage? Thousands of travelers were grounded yesterday when a computer glitch […] via Airports Systems Just Crashed Globally; Could The Power Grid Be Next? — peoples trust toronto Continue reading Why Airport Computer system Failure

National Security Nightmare

Ambulance staff at a National Health Service hospital in London on Friday. Several hospitals across Britain were hit by a large-scale cyberattack, causing failures to computer systems. Andy Rain/European Pressphoto Agency SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, […] via Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool By NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER MAY 12, 2017 — Just Sayin’ Continue reading National Security Nightmare

Health Tech News & Data

On Healthcare, Moonshots and Open Data For decades, scientists, researchers, hospitals and clinics have been amassing a stockpile of information on cancer. This data takes many forms: medical texts and journals, patient records, medical images, genetic profiles and more. And it lives in many places — from highly structured digital databases to forgotten filing cabinets, […] via On Healthcare, Moonshots and Open Data — AWVI.CO Continue reading Health Tech News & Data

Big Data WHo’s Watching ? -Nikki M.

Imagine your every move, on and offline being watched and recorded at all times, leaving a digital trace. Every click, like, favorite, retweet, we do online, and everything we do offline, like a credit card purchase we make, all are contributing factors to leaving a digital trace or digital shadow and collected into a large […] via Long Form Writing: Big Data Surveillance — nikkimaviles Continue reading Big Data WHo’s Watching ? -Nikki M.

HUNT VALLEY, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS), a value-added distributor and solutions provider for the wireless industry, today announced a sales force reorganization, as well as cost reduction initiatives. The Company’s sales force reorganization combines its commercial sales and product teams under one leader, Charles Kriete, and combines its retail sales and product teams under […] via TESSCO Technologies Announces Sales Reorganization and Cost Reduction Initiatives — California Shutters Continue reading

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: The #FBI is investigating how hackers infiltrated computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for several years beginning in 2010 in a breach senior #FDIC officials believe was sponsored by China’s military, people with knowledge of the matter said Reuters reported… The security breach, in which hackers gained access to […] via WASHINGTON: #FBI, and US Congress investigating #hacking of #FDIC computers that is believed to be sponsored by China’s military back as far as 2010 Sources – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services Continue reading